Norfolk employment information

IndexNorfolkVirginiaNational
Income per capita$24,252$33,958$28,555
Median household income$44,150$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$64,447$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$32,055$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$28,397$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$21,775$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate6.7%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level20.5%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Norfolk is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Norfolk is 17% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Norfolk is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Norfolk is 31% higher than the national average.

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Norfolk median earnings by income bracket

Norfolk employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.2%1.4%
Manufacturing sector9.9%0.2%
Financial & insurance services1.8%4.4%
Wholesale & retail services14.0%14.6%
Public administration11.8%7.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%2.5%
Education, health & social services11.7%35.6%
Other29.5%29.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Chesapeake, VA228,168$70,17631%
Hampton, VA136,904$49,8797%
Portsmouth, VA96,007$46,23914%
Norfolk, VA244,745$44,15017%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Laredo, TX245,048$39,40826%
Chandler, AZ245,231$72,07235%
St. Petersburg, FL248,429$45,48315%
Durham, NC240,107$49,5857%
Madison, WI239,848$53,9331%
Norfolk, VA244,745$44,15017%
Source: The Norfolk, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.