Norfolk demographics profile

StatisticNorfolkVirginiaNational
Population243,0568,014,955309,138,711
Population density (sq mi)4,49420990
Median age29.637.437.2
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)42%58%56%
Speak English91%85%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%

Did you know?

  • The population density in Norfolk is 2048% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Norfolk is 21% lower than Virginia.
  • In Norfolk 48.04% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Norfolk 43.15% of the population is African American.
  • In Norfolk 3.38% of the population is Asian.
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Norfolk population breakdown by race

RaceNorfolkVirginiaNational
Caucasian48.04%69.56%74.17%
African American43.15%19.48%12.56%
Asian3.38%5.53%4.81%
American Indian0.45%0.31%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.23%0.07%0.17%
Mixed race3.09%2.74%2.68%
Other race1.66%2.30%4.79%
In Norfolk, 6.7% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Norfolk, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.