Norfolk demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)4,61219191
Median age30.237.837.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%57%55%
Speak English90%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
Norfolk, VA has a population of 245,724 and is the 83rd largest city in the United States. The population density is 4,612 per sq mi which is 2310% higher than the Virginia average and 4991% higher than the national average. The median age in Norfolk is 30 which is approximately 20% lower than the Virginia average of 38. In Norfolk, 41% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 90% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 50% of Norfolk residents were born in Virginia, 41% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Norfolk is 2310% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Norfolk is 20% lower than Virginia.
  • In Norfolk 47.68% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Norfolk 42.18% of the population is African American.
  • In Norfolk 3.41% of the population is Asian.

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Norfolk population breakdown by race

African American42.18%19.21%12.63%
American Indian0.45%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.09%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race3.71%3.37%3.06%
Other race2.47%2.30%4.75%
In Norfolk, 7.4% 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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Norfolk age breakdown

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Source: The Norfolk, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).