Suffolk, Virginia Population 2024

102,955

Suffolk, Virginia's estimated 2024 population is 102,955 with a growth rate of 2.19% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Suffolk, Virginia is the 18th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 population was 84,859 and has seen a growth of 21.32% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029114,0002,2091.98%
2028111,7912,2092.02%
2027109,5822,2092.06%
2026107,3732,2092.1%
2025105,1642,2092.15%
2024102,9552,2092.19%
2023100,7462,2092.24%
202298,5372,2092.29%
202196,3281,6311.72%
202094,6972,4202.62%
201992,2771,1421.25%
201891,1359071.01%
201790,2288680.97%
201689,3601,1701.33%
201588,1901,2141.4%
201486,9761,1441.33%
201385,8325120.6%
201285,3205120.6%
201184,808-51-0.06%
201084,859
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%
19209,123-104,877-92%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.19% (2,209)
2010 Population
84,859
Area
400 mi²
Density
257 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
21.32% (18,096)

Suffolk, Virginia Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White46,14648.65%
Black or African American39,41341.55%
Two or more races5,5835.89%
Asian1,7901.89%
Other race1,6311.72%
Native American2930.31%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Suffolk, Virginia Population by Race

Suffolk, Virginia Population Pyramid 2024

Suffolk, Virginia Median Age

38.5

Total

37.5

Male

39.5

Female

Suffolk, Virginia Adults

There are 72,449 adults, (14,013 of whom are seniors) in Suffolk, Virginia.

Suffolk, Virginia Age Dependency

62.3

Age Dependency Ratio

24

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Suffolk, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female48,47551.1%
Male46,38148.9%

Suffolk, Virginia Population by Age

Suffolk, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All36,3182.5970.429.6
Married18,5693.1885.714.3
Non Family10,7601.1957.642.4
Female5,2673.2148.751.3
Male1,7223.0752.147.9
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3.11

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Suffolk, Virginia Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Suffolk, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Suffolk, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 49.08%.

Suffolk, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$54,678

Average Earnings

$64,760

Average Male

$44,233

Average Female

Suffolk, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Suffolk, Virginia Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Suffolk, Virginia Language

94.35% of Suffolk, Virginia residents speak only English, while 5.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.8% of the population.

Suffolk, Virginia Language

Suffolk, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black38,9475,49514.11%
White44,8422,2505.02%
Multiple5,55078014.05%
Hispanic4,5713808.31%
Asian1,78720211.3%
Other1,631271.66%
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9.43%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.11%

Male Poverty Rate

10.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Suffolk, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Suffolk, Virginia is Black, with 14.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Suffolk, Virginia is Other, with 1.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.54%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.3%.

Suffolk, Virginia Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.89%
High School10.13%
Some College5.92%
Bachelors or Greater3.39%
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Suffolk, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed23.44%
Male Unemployed16.03%
Female Employed5.06%
Male Employed2.71%
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Suffolk, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Suffolk, Virginia Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Suffolk, Virginia Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Suffolk, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Suffolk, Virginia Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Suffolk, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Suffolk, Virginia Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

11,527

Number of Veterans

9,525

Male Veterans

2,002

Female Veterans

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Suffolk, Virginia Veterans by War

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Suffolk, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Suffolk, Virginia Veterans by Race

Suffolk, Virginia Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Suffolk, Virginia Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Suffolk, Virginia Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Suffolk, Virginia Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Suffolk, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

58.73%

Born in Suffolk, Virginia

96.15%

Native Born

3.85%

Foreign Born

1.64%

Non Citizen

2.21%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.15% of Suffolk, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 58.73% having been born in Virginia. 1.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Suffolk, Virginia Place of Birth

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