Suffolk, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 90,237 (77% urban, 23% rural).
Population change since 2000: +41.7%
Males: 43,664  (48.4%)
Females: 46,573  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

37.3 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 23432, 23433, 23434, 23435, 23436, 23437, 23438.

Suffolk Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $70,277 (it was $41,115 in 2000)
Suffolk:

$70,277
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $32,610 (it was $18,836 in 2000)

Suffolk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $252,000 (it was $104,500 in 2000)
Suffolk:

$252,000
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $324,948; detached houses: $344,335; townhouses or other attached units: $200,892; in 2-unit structures: $183,020; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $38,729; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $243,331; mobile homes: $47,557

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,051.

March 2019 cost of living index in Suffolk: 96.0 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.9%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents, 9.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.7% for other race residents, 19.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Suffolk, VA (2017)
    • 43,41248.9%White alone
    • 36,63541.3%Black alone
    • 3,5604.0%Hispanic
    • 2,9893.4%Two or more races
    • 1,5031.7%Asian alone
    • 1500.2%American Indian alone
    • 1520.2%Other race alone
    • 200.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Suffolk detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 275 registered sex offenders living in Suffolk, Virginia as of December 09, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Suffolk is 320 to 1.


Crime rates in Suffolk by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(5.4)
9
(11.6)
8
(10.0)
2
(2.4)
5
(6.0)
6
(7.1)
3
(3.5)
3
(3.5)
7
(8.2)
2
(2.3)
3
(3.4)
4
(4.5)
3
(3.3)
2
(2.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
29
(39.1)
34
(43.8)
25
(31.3)
25
(29.9)
29
(34.7)
33
(38.9)
18
(20.9)
19
(22.2)
37
(43.3)
33
(38.4)
17
(19.5)
33
(37.4)
26
(28.9)
30
(33.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
94
(126.6)
119
(153.2)
106
(132.9)
84
(100.4)
90
(107.8)
81
(95.4)
80
(92.8)
76
(88.8)
64
(74.9)
55
(64.0)
62
(71.2)
59
(66.8)
69
(76.7)
69
(76.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
295
(397.3)
304
(391.3)
256
(320.9)
222
(265.5)
186
(222.8)
169
(199.0)
164
(190.2)
161
(188.1)
160
(187.2)
141
(164.0)
132
(151.6)
150
(169.8)
176
(195.7)
150
(165.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
495
(666.7)
434
(558.6)
427
(535.2)
457
(546.4)
386
(462.4)
465
(547.5)
389
(451.1)
518
(605.2)
500
(585.0)
346
(402.4)
336
(385.9)
302
(341.9)
343
(381.4)
296
(325.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,197
(2,959)
2,192
(2,821)
1,943
(2,435)
1,930
(2,308)
1,617
(1,937)
1,641
(1,932)
1,567
(1,817)
1,757
(2,053)
1,980
(2,316)
1,802
(2,096)
1,884
(2,164)
1,746
(1,976)
1,791
(1,992)
1,892
(2,083)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
144
(193.9)
117
(150.6)
145
(181.7)
127
(151.9)
144
(172.5)
94
(110.7)
102
(118.3)
106
(123.8)
102
(119.3)
85
(98.9)
101
(116.0)
93
(105.3)
97
(107.9)
152
(167.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
28
(37.7)
43
(55.3)
27
(33.8)
16
(19.1)
31
(37.1)
41
(48.3)
21
(24.4)
32
(37.4)
24
(28.1)
9
(10.5)
19
(21.8)
8
(9.1)
13
(14.5)
10
(11.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)330.9346.4298.6254.6240.3238.1203.3223.4254.1207.2197.1204.3207.0206.2

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City-data.com crime index in Suffolk, VA

Crime rate in Suffolk detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 231 (178 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.96
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (11.9%), African (7.8%), English (6.3%), German (4.1%), Irish (2.7%), European (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1808

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 400.0 square miles.

Population density: 226 people per square mile   (very low).

Suffolk, Virginia map

3,488 residents are foreign born (1.6% Latin America, 0.7% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:

3.9%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,621 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,510 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (21.8 miles , pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (238.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Boston, VA (0.8 miles ),
Palmyra, VA (1.3 miles),
Windsor, VA (3.0 miles ),
Deerfield, VA (3.3 miles),
Carrsville, VA (3.5 miles ),
Benns Church, VA (3.7 miles ),
Carrollton, VA (3.8 miles ),
Deep Creek, VA (3.8 miles)

Latitude: 36.74 N, Longitude: 76.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,436 (-8.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,236 (36.2%)

Area code: 757

Distribution of median household income in Suffolk, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Suffolk, VA in 2017
Suffolk satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 683 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 1998: 759 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 1999: 815 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2000: 639 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2001: 1003 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2002: 994 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2003: 1108 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2004: 848 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2005: 1090 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2006: 642 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2007: 474 buildings, average cost: $183,700
  • 2008: 332 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2009: 378 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2010: 295 buildings, average cost: $176,200
  • 2011: 265 buildings, average cost: $180,600
  • 2012: 593 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2013: 592 buildings, average cost: $197,300
  • 2014: 297 buildings, average cost: $170,900
  • 2015: 362 buildings, average cost: $166,800
  • 2016: 395 buildings, average cost: $168,100
  • 2017: 514 buildings, average cost: $172,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Suffolk, VA residents
Average permit cost in Suffolk, VA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Virginia:

3.0%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Suffolk, VA
Historical housing units in Suffolk, VA

Population change in the 1990s: +11,399 (+21.8%).
Most common industries in Suffolk, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Construction (8.2%)
  • Public administration (8.2%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.9%)
  • Food (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.7%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Food (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.6%)
  • Educational services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.8%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Public administration (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Food (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Suffolk, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (2.9%)
  • Computer specialists (2.8%)
  • Registered nurses (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
  • Engineers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.4%)
  • Cashiers (3.2%)

Average climate in Suffolk, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Suffolk, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 49.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

49.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.294. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.294
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.98. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.98
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.330. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.330
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00176. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00176
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Suffolk-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/28/2008, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.9 miles away from the Suffolk city center injured 200 people and caused $30 million in damages.

On 7/4/1967, a category F3 tornado 13.3 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Suffolk-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Virginia state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 106.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 250.1 miles away from Suffolk center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from Suffolk center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from Suffolk center
On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 116.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Suffolk topographic map

Hospitals in Suffolk:

  • FINNEY AVE RESIDENCE (404 FINNEY AVE)
  • SENTARA OBICI HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 2800 GODWIN BOULEVARD)
  • WILKINS, THE (437 JACKSON STREET)

Nursing Homes in Suffolk:

  • AUTUMN CARE OF SUFFOLK (2580 PRUDEN BOULEVARD)
  • BON SECOURS-MARYVIEW NURSING C (4775 BRIDGE ROAD)
  • KINDRED TCC AND REHABILITATION-NANSEMOND POINT (200 WEST CONSTANCE ROAD)
  • LAKE PRINCE WOODS, INC (100 ANNA GOODE WAY)
  • NANSEMOND CONV CENTER (200 W CONSTANCE RD)

Dialysis Facilities in Suffolk:

  • ARTIFICIAL KIDNEY CENTER - SUFFOLK (1005 COMMERCIAL LANE)
  • TOTAL RENAL CARE - HARBOR VIEW DIALYSIS (1039 CHAMPIONS WAY)

Home Health Centers in Suffolk:

  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE - SUFFOLK (150 BURNETT'S WAY, SUITE 220)

Airports and heliports located in Suffolk:

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Amtrak station near Suffolk:

  • 20 miles: NORFOLK (MONTICELLO AVE. & VA. BEACH BLVD.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

College/University in Suffolk:

  • Suffolk Beauty Academy (Full-time enrollment: 77; Location: 860 Portsmouth Blvd; Private, for-profit; Website: suffolkbeautyacademy.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Suffolk:

  • Tidewater Community College (about 20 miles; Norfolk, VA; Full-time enrollment: 20,975)
  • Old Dominion University (about 20 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)
  • Norfolk State University (about 21 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 6,032)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 24 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 5,061)
  • Regent University (about 24 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 3,429)
  • Hampton University (about 25 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 25 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)

Public high schools in Suffolk:

Private high schools in Suffolk:

  • NANSEMOND-SUFFOLK ACADEMY (Students: 797, Location: 3373 PRUDEN BLVD, Grades: PK-12)
  • FIRST BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 210, Location: 237 N MAIN ST, Grades: KG-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Suffolk:

See full list of schools located in Suffolk

Library in Suffolk:

  • SUFFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $2,663,751; Location: 443 WEST WASHINGTON STREET; 198,662 books; 12,985 audio materials; 3 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 289 print serial subscriptions; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • KINGS FORK HIGH SCHOOL IS NOT LISTED added by TRISHA
  • Louise Obici School of Nursing is, unfortunately, no longer in existence. Private School Category addition: Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Suffolk: Bennetts Creek Marina (A), Bradys Marina (B), Brick Kiln Landing (C), Fergusons Wharf Light (D), Ferry Point Wharf Light (E), G Robert House Junior Water Treatment Facility (F), Lake Meade Office Park (G), Harbor View Commerce Park South (H), Harbor View Commerce Park North (I), Godwin Commerce Park (J), Bridgeway Commerce Park (K), Southeastern Public Service Authority Regional Landfill (L), John C Holland Enterprises Landfill (M), Suffolk Industrial Park (N), Northgate Commerce and Industrial Park (O), Lakeview West Industrial Park (P), Lakeview East Industrial Park (Q), Western Bridge Boat Ramp (R), Lake Kilby Boat Ramp (S), Phillips Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Marketplace at Harbor View Shopping Center (1), Kensington Square Shopping Center (2), Holland Plaza Shopping Center (3), Suffolk Plaza Shopping Center (4), Suffolk Shopping Center (5), Suffolk West Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Suffolk include: Open Door Church of Suffolk (A), Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church (B), Saint Mark Episcopal Church (C), The Village Church (D), Virginia Korean United Methodist Church (E), Capernaum Seventh Day Adventist Church (F), Church of God and Saints of Christ (G), El Bethel Worship Center (H), Faith House of Refuge (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Lawn Cemetery (1), Ames Cemetery (2), Barrett Cemetery (3), Brinkley Cemetery (4), Canaan Cemetery (5), Cedar Hill Cemetery (6), Duke Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Holy Neck Pond (A), Riddick Pond (B), Beamon Pond (C), Cedar Lake (D), Luter Pond (E), Lake Meade (F), Murphy Pond (G), Sadler Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Streeter Creek (A), Star Creek (B), Spivey Swamp (C), Shingle Creek (D), Quaker Neck Creek (E), Pitchkettle Creek (F), Oyster House Creek (G), Moss Swamp (H), March Swamp (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Suffolk include: Tynes Park (1), Suffolk Historic District (2), Planters Park (3), Peanut Park (4), Lakeside Park (5), Lake Meade Landing Tennis Complex (6), Joyner Park (7), Cyrpess Park (8), Colburn Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Nansemond Indian Museum Gift Shop (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 6068 Godwin Boulevard) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn (1503 Holland Road) (1), Econo Lodge (1017 North Main Street) (2), Best Western Suffolk (1503 Holland Road) (3), Holiday Inn - Suffolk (2864 Pruden Boulevard) (4), Days Inn (1526 Holland Road) (5), Green Pines Motel East (1274 Portsmouth Boulevard) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Virginia Commonwealth - Agriculture & Consumer Services Dept- Marketing Division- Suf (308 Culloden Street) (1), Southeastern Public Service Authority - Regional Landfill- Household Hazardous W (1 Bob Foeller Drive) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Lewis F. Powell, Jr. - Judge, Willard Bailey - Football coach, Rory Sparrow - Basketball player, Tia Norfleet - Stock car racing and dragster driver, Anthony Russo (whistleblower) - Whistleblower, Fred Quayle - Politician, Howard Frier - Basketball player, Chris Jones (politician) - Virginia Politician, Henry Bailey (American football) - Football player, Joe Maphis - Country guitarist.

Suffolk city County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Suffolk and their reported violations in the past:

RANDZZ RESTUARANT & PUB (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-12-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-12-2005), Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-29-2008), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2007), Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-18-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-19-2006), St Public Notif requested (DEC-19-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2007), Fed Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009), Fed Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
BIRDSONG WATER COMPANY (Population served: 71, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2014), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2014), St Public Notif received (FEB-12-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-10-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-05-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2013), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-18-2013), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-12-2013), St Intentional no-action (MAY-07-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2013), St Intentional no-action (MAY-07-2013)
  • 31 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
HOBSON ARTESIAN (Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-10-2014), St Public Notif requested (JAN-10-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-10-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-18-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-18-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-18-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-11-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2012), St Public Notif received (OCT-22-2012)
  • 32 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In NOV-03-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2010), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-15-2010), St Public Notif received (APR-06-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (3 times from JUN-16-2006 to FEB-15-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2013)
  • 21 routine major monitoring violations
  • 101 regular monitoring violations
QUALITY INN SUFFOLK (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-26-2005), St Public Notif requested (APR-26-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2007), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-06-2007), State No Longer Subject to Rule (FEB-10-2011)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2011)
  • 10 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Suffolk that have no violations reported:

  • HAYNESVILLE CORRECTIONAL CENTER (Population served: 1,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CORRECTIONAL UNIT #2 (Population served: 175, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

74.9%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Suffolk in 2010:

  • 762 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 267 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 67 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Suffolk in 2000:

  • 441 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 417 people in nursing homes
  • 81 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Banks with most branches in Suffolk (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Nansemond Branch, Suffolk Downtown Branch, Suffolk Main Street Branch, Oak Ridge Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Farmers Bank: College Drive Branch, Hillpoint Branch, Lakeside Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $423.7 mil, Deposits: $341.7 mil, headquarters in Windsor, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Xenith Bank: Plaza Branch, North Suffolk Branch, Bosley Branch. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $476.1 mil, Deposits: $375.0 mil, headquarters in Richmond, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Bankcap Partners Fund I, L.P.
  • Towne Bank: Member Service Center at 6001 Harbour View Boulevard, branch established on 2003/04/23; Harbour View Financial Center at 5806 Harbour View Boulevard, branch established on 2010/07/23. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $4,081.8 mil, Deposits: $3,206.8 mil, headquarters in Portsmouth, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Suffolk Drive In Branch at 210 West Washington Street, branch established on 1999/08/01; Harbourview Branch at 6207 College Drive, branch established on 2003/12/11. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Bank of Hampton Roads: Market Street Branch at 117 Market Street, branch established on 1993/12/13; Suffolk Branch at 2825 Godwin Blvd, branch established on 2004/10/18. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $1,899.1 mil, Deposits: $1,581.4 mil, headquarters in Norfolk, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Vi Lp
  • SunTrust Bank: Suffolk Branch at 123 North Main Street, branch established on 1963/10/21; Harbour View Branch at 5901 Harbour View Boulevard, branch established on 2005/11/14. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Virginia Commonwealth Bank: 1703 N Main Street Branch at 1703 N Main Street, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2008/10/28: Bank assets: $285.8 mil, Deposits: $260.8 mil, headquarters in Petersburg, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Virginia Bancorp, Inc.
  • Southern Bank and Trust Company: Suffolk Office Branch at 221 Western Ave, branch established on 2008/11/12. Info updated 2011/09/26: Bank assets: $2,039.8 mil, Deposits: $1,658.5 mil, headquarters in Mount Olive, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Bancshares (N.C.), Inc.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Suffolk:

Marital status in Suffolk, VA
  • Never married: 27.6%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Suffolk:

  • High school or higher: 88.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Virginia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Suffolk
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Suffolk, VA (based on Suffolk city County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,42148
Mainline Protestant7,26026
Black Protestant1,94810
Other8443
Catholic8191
Orthodox2401
None57,053-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
This county:

1.36 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Suffolk city:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Suffolk city:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 48
Here:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Suffolk city:

9.7%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.7%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Suffolk city:

15.7%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Suffolk:

50.8%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.9%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Suffolk:

29.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.7%
Virginia:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.1%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Suffolk:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.1%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

57.0%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.6%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Suffolk, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1,139$5,346,372$56,327234$163,398
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 566$1,380,290$29,264447$367,952
Firefighters 233$1,199,640$61,78424$38,866
Police Protection - Officers 179$868,480$58,2224$5,624
Water Supply 116$423,580$43,8191$2,724
Other Government Administration 110$498,028$54,33024$32,802
Streets and Highways 109$419,172$46,1471$714
Welfare 102$394,766$46,44315$26,084
Financial Administration 84$373,486$53,3554$9,354
Judicial and Legal 55$321,206$70,08121$31,892
Parks and Recreation 54$180,304$40,06878$83,554
Housing and Community Development (Local) 50$100,658$24,15813$14,028
Solid Waste Management 38$103,190$32,5863$5,662
Sewerage 35$143,842$49,3170$0
Local Libraries 29$101,736$42,09812$17,792
Correction 26$116,046$53,5600$0
Police - Other 23$75,758$39,5263$1,052
Fire - Other 23$84,096$43,8760$0
Other and Unallocable 23$93,926$49,0056$6,238
Health 10$30,876$37,0510$0
Airports 3$12,456$49,8240$0
Totals for Government 3,007$12,267,908$48,957890$807,736

Suffolk government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $1,144,000 ($12.68)
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $84,000 ($0.93)
  • Construction - Sewerage: $19,661,000 ($217.88)
    Regular Highways: $13,712,000 ($151.96)
    Water Utilities: $10,579,000 ($117.24)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,583,000 ($61.87)
    Air Transportation: $2,781,000 ($30.82)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,873,000 ($20.76)
    General Public Buildings: $1,731,000 ($19.18)
    Police Protection: $1,109,000 ($12.29)
    Housing and Community Development: $932,000 ($10.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $696,000 ($7.71)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $151,455,000 ($1678.41)
    Local Fire Protection: $24,982,000 ($276.85)
    Water Utilities: $22,410,000 ($248.35)
    Regular Highways: $21,370,000 ($236.82)
    Police Protection: $20,846,000 ($231.01)
    Housing and Community Development: $18,594,000 ($206.06)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,443,000 ($104.65)
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,634,000 ($95.68)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,105,000 ($89.82)
    Financial Administration: $5,706,000 ($63.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,054,000 ($56.01)
    Correctional Institutions: $4,305,000 ($47.71)
    Central Staff Services: $4,145,000 ($45.93)
    Sewerage: $3,692,000 ($40.91)
    General Public Buildings: $3,473,000 ($38.49)
    Libraries: $2,608,000 ($28.90)
    Health - Other: $2,438,000 ($27.02)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $2,256,000 ($25.00)
    Public Welfare Institutions: $1,101,000 ($12.20)
    Transit Utilities: $954,000 ($10.57)
    Air Transportation: $748,000 ($8.29)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $497,000 ($5.51)
    Natural Resources - Other: $66,000 ($0.73)
    General - Other: $28,000 ($0.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,499,000 ($127.43)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,497,000 ($60.92)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,171,000 ($57.30)
    General - Other: $2,983,000 ($33.06)
    Regular Highways: $1,609,000 ($17.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $960,000 ($10.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $629,000 ($6.97)
    Water Utilities: $419,000 ($4.64)
    Police Protection: $213,000 ($2.36)
    Transit Utilities: $80,000 ($0.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $34,000 ($0.38)
    Sewerage: $32,000 ($0.35)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($0.35)
    Housing and Community Development: $27,000 ($0.30)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($0.11)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($0.06)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $153,968,000 ($1706.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,725,000 ($174.26)

Suffolk government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,681,000 ($195.94)
    Other: $7,464,000 ($82.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,935,000 ($65.77)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $4,559,000 ($50.52)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,041,000 ($22.62)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,084,000 ($12.01)
    Parks and Recreation: $999,000 ($11.07)
    Air Transportation: $698,000 ($7.74)
    Regular Highways: $372,000 ($4.12)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $47,000 ($0.52)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $38,000 ($0.42)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $10,465,000 ($115.97)
    Air Transportation: $2,317,000 ($25.68)
    Education: $1,740,000 ($19.28)
    Other: $325,000 ($3.60)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $4,009,000 ($44.43)
    Other: $551,000 ($6.11)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $10,014,000 ($110.97)
    Rents: $1,992,000 ($22.08)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,042,000 ($11.55)
    Interest Earnings: $766,000 ($8.49)
    Sale of Property: $95,000 ($1.05)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $29,957,000 ($331.98)
    Transit Utilities: $68,000 ($0.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $91,019,000 ($1008.67)
    Highways: $27,764,000 ($307.68)
    General Local Government Support: $16,671,000 ($184.75)
    Public Welfare: $7,595,000 ($84.17)
    Other: $2,952,000 ($32.71)
    Housing and Community Development: $450,000 ($4.99)
    Transit Utilities: $190,000 ($2.11)
  • Tax - Property: $118,614,000 ($1314.47)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,020,000 ($144.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $10,507,000 ($116.44)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,680,000 ($85.11)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,478,000 ($49.62)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,450,000 ($27.15)
    Other License: $2,195,000 ($24.32)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $2,050,000 ($22.72)
    Other: $1,466,000 ($16.25)
    Amusements Sales: $318,000 ($3.52)

Suffolk government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $582,716,000 ($6457.62)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $554,430,000 ($6144.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $128,754,000 ($1426.84)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $100,468,000 ($1113.38)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $13,241,000 ($146.74)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $12,153,000 ($134.68)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,088,000 ($12.06)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $4,541,000 ($50.32)

Suffolk government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $71,633,000 ($793.83)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $185,610,000 ($2056.92)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,545,000 ($139.02)

10.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,041 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.30%
Virginia average:

9.50%

0.20% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,244 average AGI)
Suffolk city:

0.20%
Virginia average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Portsmouth city, VA  1.49% ($45,483 average AGI)
from Chesapeake city, VA  1.42% ($53,877)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  1.06% ($52,734)


9.42% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($52,538 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.42%
Virginia average:

9.76%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($926 average AGI)
Suffolk city:

0.13%
Virginia average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Portsmouth city, VA  1.21% ($37,787 average AGI)
to Chesapeake city, VA  1.15% ($48,924)
to Virginia Beach city, VA  0.77% ($37,055)
Businesses in Suffolk, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven6Long John Silver's1
AT&T1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2Marriott2
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's2McDonald's4
AutoZone1Nike4
Bed Bath & Beyond1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
Burger King3Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless2
Chick-Fil-A2Penske1
Church's Chicken1Pizza Hut2
Cold Stone Creamery1Quality1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack2
Days Inn2Rite Aid3
Domino's Pizza1Ruby Tuesday2
Econo Lodge1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx8Sears1
Ford1Starbucks4
GNC2Subway6
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill3T-Mobile4
H&R Block4Taco Bell1
Hardee's3The Athlete's Foot1
Hilton1U-Haul3
Holiday Inn1UPS7
IHOP1Verizon Wireless3
Jones New York1Walgreens2
KFC1Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's3
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Lane Furniture2

Strongest AM radio stations in Suffolk:

  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WGPL (1350 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA URBAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCPK (1600 AM; 4 kW; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Suffolk:

  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WOWI (102.9 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSB (91.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WWSO-FM (92.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPTE (94.9 FM; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNOR (98.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WWDE-FM (101.3 FM; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFI (99.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WGH-FM (97.3 FM; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCMS-FM (100.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W291AE (106.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC)
  • WNVZ (104.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBHH (92.1 FM; MOYOCK, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Suffolk:

  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W05BQ (Channel 5; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJGN-CA (Channel 5; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • W56CS (Channel 56; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJHJ-LP (Channel 39; NEWPORT NEWS, ETC., VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • W25CS (Channel 25; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGBS-LP (Channel 7; HAMPTON, ETC., VA; Owner: JOAN AND KENNETH WRIGHT)
  • W21AQ (Channel 21; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • W30BV (Channel 30; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: B.N. VISWANATH)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Suffolk fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 172Number of bridges
  • 3,209ft / 978mTotal length
  • $13,772,000Total costs
  • 1,831,848Total average daily traffic
  • 93,367Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,893,770Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Suffolk, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 61940-1949
  • 111950-1959
  • 191960-1969
  • 511970-1979
  • 141980-1989
  • 371990-1999
  • 232000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Suffolk, VA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Suffolk)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 443 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Suffolk, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 124 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 240 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Suffolk)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 56 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Suffolk)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED873$248,464271$234,9932,477$227,679170$103,8352$897,500136$182,02219$153,053
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED25$250,60012$178,417195$228,26222$87,0000$06$182,3334$26,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED50$227,26039$164,641821$218,336110$67,6820$063$126,33317$86,706
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN58$246,10321$313,571667$242,45623$126,1300$027$166,9636$137,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$195,2505$187,400143$232,3787$245,4290$06$220,0001$27,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed mortgage data for all 13 tracts in Suffolk, VA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 11 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$277,56546$265,3260$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED5$305,20022$263,7270$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$342,50012$265,9170$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$235,6676$245,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$154,0001$249,0002$154,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Suffolk, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Suffolk, VA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 593
  • Hazardous Condition: 423
  • Service Call: 73
  • Good Intent Call: 41
Fire incident types in Suffolk, VA

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Suffolk, VA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Suffolk, Virginia:

  • The Economy Inn, 1017 N Main St, Suffolk, Virginia 23434 , Phone: (757) 539-3451, Fax: (757) 539-2094
  • Super 8 Motel - Suffolk, 633 N Main St, Suffolk, Virginia 23434 , Phone: (757) 925-0992, Fax: (757) 925-4393
  • Hilton Garden Inn And Suffolk Conference Center, 100 E Constance Rd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434 , Phone: (757) 925-1300, Fax: (757) 925-0362
  • Econo Lodge, 1503 Holland Rd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434 , Phone: (757) 539-3600, Fax: (757) 539-6236
  • Days Inn, 1526 Holland Rd, Suffolk, Virginia 23434 , Phone: (757) 539-5111, Fax: (757) 539-1722
  • Courtyard by Marriott Suffolk Chesapeake, 8060 Harbour View Blvd, Suffolk, Virginia 23435 , Phone: (757) 483-5777, Fax: (757) 483-5778
  • Towneplace Suites By Marriott - Suffolk, Va, 8050 Harbourview Blvd, Suffolk, Virginia 23435 , Phone: (757) 483-5177, Fax: (757) 483-5178
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites, 1018 Centerbrooke Ln, Suffolk, Virginia 23434 , Phone: (757) 923-1010, Fax: (757) 923-1120
  • 3 other hotels and motels
All 11 fire-safe hotels and motels in Suffolk, Virginia
Most common first names in Suffolk, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James61470.0 years
Mary50776.6 years
William49171.8 years
John44072.5 years
Robert27969.1 years
George27671.5 years
Willie23471.4 years
Joseph19471.0 years
Annie17279.8 years
Margaret16476.4 years
Most common last names in Suffolk, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones27371.8 years
Johnson24772.7 years
Williams22672.2 years
Smith21472.5 years
Brown20272.1 years
Holland19574.8 years
Boone17368.5 years
White16972.2 years
Parker15073.3 years
Copeland14973.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Suffolk, VA
  • 46.4%Electricity
  • 43.6%Utility gas
  • 5.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Suffolk, VA
  • 72.8%Electricity
  • 15.5%Utility gas
  • 6.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Suffolk compared to Virginia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.

Suffolk on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: community and social service occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 50,000+"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of one, detached housing units in structures (20,000+ housing units)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in household income from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with most building permits per 10,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 100 cities with biggest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2002 to 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: transportation and warehousing (population 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average snowfall in a year (population 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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