Suffolk demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)21819191
Median age38.437.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)59%57%55%
Speak English95%84%79%
Speak Spanish2%7%13%
Suffolk, VA has a population of 87,061 and is the 379th largest city in the United States. The population density is 218 per sq mi which is 14% higher than the Virginia average and 141% higher than the national average. The median age in Suffolk is 38 which is approximately 2% higher than the Virginia average of 38. In Suffolk, 59% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 95% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 61% of Suffolk residents were born in Virginia, 34% were born out of state, 2% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Suffolk is 14% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Suffolk is 2% higher than Virginia.
  • In Suffolk 52.28% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Suffolk 41.95% of the population is African American.
  • In Suffolk 1.60% of the population is Asian.

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Suffolk population breakdown by race

African American41.95%19.21%12.63%
American Indian0.17%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.04%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race3.33%3.37%3.06%
Other race0.64%2.30%4.75%
In Suffolk, 3.8% 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 Suffolk, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).