Suffolk, Virginia Population 2021

Suffolk, Virginia's estimated population is 94,374 with a growth rate of 1.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Suffolk, Virginia is the 23rd largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 84,813 and has seen a growth of 11.27% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202194,3741,1331.22%
202093,2411,1331.23%
201992,1081,1331.25%
201890,9758670.96%
201790,1089141.02%
201689,1941,1151.27%
201588,0791,1971.38%
201486,8821,1311.32%
201385,7515000.59%
201285,2515010.59%
201184,750-63-0.07%
201084,81332,67262.66%
199052,1414,5209.49%
198047,62137,763383.07%
19709,858-2,751-21.82%
196012,6092702.19%
195012,3399968.78%
194011,3431,07210.44%
193010,2711,14812.58%
19209,1230.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.22%
2010 Population
84,813
Growth Since 2010
11.27%
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Suffolk, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46,35751.45%
Black or African American37,64841.79%
Two or More Races3,4103.78%
Asian1,7701.96%
Some Other Race7040.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native1890.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.02%
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Suffolk, Virginia Population by Race

Suffolk, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Suffolk, Virginia Median Age

38


Total

36.6


Male

39.3


Female

Suffolk, Virginia Adults

There are 68,190 adults, (12,764 of whom are seniors) in Suffolk, Virginia.

Suffolk, Virginia Age Dependency

62.5

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Suffolk, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

46,395

51.50%

Male

43,698

48.50%

Suffolk, Virginia Population by Age

Suffolk, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Suffolk, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.5%15.5%
All68.7%31.3%
Non Family57.5%42.5%
Male48.2%51.8%
Female40.1%59.9%

68.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Suffolk, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All33,7742.6568.7
Married17,9513.1884.5
Non Family9,0421.1957.5
Female5,1483.2540.1
Male1,6333.1148.2

3.12

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Suffolk, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9593.21%
9th to 12th Grade4,2166.91%
High School Graduate16,54527.14%
Some College14,86424.38%
Associates Degree5,4158.88%
Bachelors Degree10,58017.35%
Graduate Degree7,39312.13%
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Suffolk, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Suffolk, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White32,16230,32010,936
Black24,32920,3495,580
Hispanic2,1721,946550
2+ Races1,4351,419447
Asian1,1781,013559
Other Race469457152
Native American14712923
Islander333

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Suffolk, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$45,777$56,007$36,438
Less Than 9th Grade$22,659$25,327$19,763
High School Graduate$37,316$46,030$26,632
Some College$43,168$53,863$33,240
Bachelors Degree$55,392$73,974$44,275
Graduate Degree$76,102$96,067$61,250

$45,777

Average Earnings

$56,007

Average Male

$36,438

Average Female

Suffolk, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Suffolk, Virginia Language by Age

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Suffolk, Virginia Language

94.90% of Suffolk, Virginia residents speak only English, while 5.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.34% of the population.

Suffolk, Virginia Language

Suffolk, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black37,3076,04916.21%
White44,1022,2475.10%
Hispanic3,88869417.85%
Multiple3,39443412.79%
Asian1,7661719.68%
Other704304.26%

10.36%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.78%

Male Poverty Rate

11.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Suffolk, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Suffolk, Virginia is Hispanic, with 17.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Suffolk, Virginia is Other, with 4.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.08%.

Suffolk, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.25%
High School9.89%
Some College6.14%
Bachelors or Greater2.97%

Suffolk, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed29.46%
Male Unemployed26.58%
Female Employed4.91%
Male Employed2.46%

Suffolk, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Suffolk, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$74,884$92,145
Families$87,049$104,378
Married Families$105,388$123,805
Non Families$39,491$53,561
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Income by Household Type

Suffolk, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Suffolk, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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Suffolk, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Suffolk, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Suffolk, Virginia Marital Status

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10,917

Number of Veterans

9,065

Male Veterans

1,852

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War4,669
Second Gulf War4,550
Vietnam2,512
Korea292
World War II108

Suffolk, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 544,277
55 to 642,407
65 to 741,805
18 to 341,429
75+999

Suffolk, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6,27317.93%
Black3,98014.47%
Hispanic53422.84%
2+ Races29617.07%
Other Race23248.95%
Asian1158.36%
Native American1812.24%
Islander320.00%

Suffolk, Virginia Veterans by Race

Suffolk, Virginia Veterans by Education

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3.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Suffolk, Virginia Veterans by Education

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66.8%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Suffolk, Virginia Employment by Age

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Suffolk, Virginia Employment by Race

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Suffolk, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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59.12%

Born in Suffolk, Virginia

96.49%

Native Born

3.51%

Foreign Born

1.47%

Non Citizen

2.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.49% of Suffolk, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 59.12% having been born in Virginia. 1.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Suffolk, Virginia Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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