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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.7%), Retail trade (12.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (10.7%).
Detached houses: $253,703Here:$253,703State:$330,816
Townhouses or other attached units: $464,741Here:$464,741State:$310,878
In 2-unit structures: $279,511Here:$279,511State:$285,516
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $459,254Here:$459,254State:$242,971
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $246,551Here:$246,551State:$270,208
Mobile homes: $50,008Here:$50,008State:$37,843
Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $12,571Here:$12,571State:$92,978
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Obama (Democratic): 71.2%
McCain (Republican): 28.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,930 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,673 (0.9%)
Area name: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Norfolk city is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $811 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1118 a month.
Cities in this county include: Norfolk.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 20 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 37 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 13.5 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 30 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
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Neighboring counties: Chesapeake city , Portsmouth city , Virginia Beach city .
Unemployment by year (%)
Current college students: 19,085
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.6%
Number of foreign born residents: 11,634 (49% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.5%
Housing units in Norfolk city with a mortgage: 25,423 (3,732 second mortgage, 2,332 home equity loan, 126 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,928
Class of Workers
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Norfolk city (%):
15.13% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,837 average adjusted gross income)
1.94% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,895 average AGI)Norfolk city:1.94%Virginia average:0.41%
7.15% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($14,669 average AGI)
6.04% relocated from other states ($11,273 average AGI)Norfolk city:6.04%Virginia average:4.24%
15.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,059 average adjusted gross income)
0.83% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,433 average AGI)Norfolk city:0.83%Virginia average:0.22%
8.10% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($17,205 average AGI)
6.56% relocated to other states ($13,421 average AGI)Norfolk city:6.56%Virginia average:4.13%
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 18.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 27,685 (22,937 aged, 4,748 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 155.2. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of homicide:
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 109.1. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
32,346 spouses, 61,947 children (56,680 natural, 1,550 adopted, 3,717 stepchildren), 6,234 grandchildren, 2,460 brothers or sisters, 1,734 parents, 3,589 other relatives, 5,975 non-relatives
Size of family households: 20,454 2-persons, 13,548 3-persons, 10,308 4-persons, 4,841 5-persons, 2,167 6-persons, 950 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 26,006 1-person, 6,248 2-persons, 1,102 3-persons, 434 4-persons, 80 5-persons, 22 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.
91.1% of residents of Norfolk city speak English at home.
3.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (71% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
Population growth in Norfolk city
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.32 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Year house built
44% of Norfolk city residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Virginia.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $74,200
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Educational Attainment (%)
School Enrollment by Level of School (%)
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)
Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
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