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Suffolk, VA (Virginia) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $263,500 (it was $104,500 in 2000)
Suffolk:

$263,500
Virginia:

$288,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $198,600 - $352,800

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $375,355
Here:

$375,355
State:

$377,025

Townhouses or other attached units: $264,097
Here:

$264,097
State:

$384,010

In 2-unit structures: $119,313
Here:

$119,313
State:

$299,685

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $272,599
Here:

$272,599
State:

$265,498

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $291,144
Here:

$291,144
State:

$344,101

Mobile homes: $87,779
Here:

$87,779
State:

$76,756

Suffolk,VA index of house prices

Total population: 86,806 (Urban population: 46,170 (15,130 inside urbanized areas, 31,040 inside urban clusters), Rural population: 17,507 (445 farm, 17,062 nonfarm))

Houses: 37,954 (34,597 occupied: 23,628 owner occupied, 10,969 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

32%
State:

34%

Housing density: 95 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $571,061.

Median contract rent in 2019: $1,027 (lower quartile is $753, upper quartile is $1,352)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,044


Median gross rent in Suffolk, VA in 2019: $1,241

Housing units in Suffolk with a mortgage: 17,834 (648 second mortgage, 2,526 home equity loan, 96 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,794

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $104,612

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $60,369

Median monthly housing costs: $1,404

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Suffolk, Virginia Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1992

Median year apartment built: 1989

Household type by relationship:

Households: 92,108
  • Male householders: 16,432 (3,455 living alone), Female householders: 18,165 (4,555 living alone)
  • 17,615 spouses (17,433 opposite-sex spouses), 2,060 unmarried partners, (2,027 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 30,116 children (28,145 natural, 535 adopted, 1,436 stepchildren), 2,483 grandchildren, 846 brothers or sisters, 1,430 parents, 0 foster children, 1,348 other relatives, 1,171 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 442

Size of family households: 9,123 2-persons, 7,675 3-persons, 5,357 4-persons, 1,885 5-persons, 431 6-persons, 687 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,010 1-person, 1,398 2-persons, 31 3-persons.

11,672 married couples with children.
7,457 single-parent households (1,867 men, 5,590 women).

94.3% of residents of Suffolk speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (59% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 3,921 (4.3%)
(42.2% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

5.1
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Suffolk, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Suffolk, Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 661 bedroom
  • 1,5472 bedrooms
  • 12,0833 bedrooms
  • 8,2984 bedrooms
  • 1,6345+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Suffolk, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Suffolk, Virginia
  • 286no bedroom
  • 4561 bedroom
  • 4,7842 bedrooms
  • 3,8533 bedrooms
  • 1,2774 bedrooms
  • 3135+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Suffolk in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Suffolk in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 183no vehicle
  • 4,3821 vehicle
  • 9,9782 vehicles
  • 5,9213 vehicles
  • 2,5444 vehicles
  • 6205+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Suffolk in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Suffolk in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,339no vehicle
  • 4,3491 vehicle
  • 3,9662 vehicles
  • 1,0133 vehicles
  • 3024 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Suffolk, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Suffolk, Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 1873 rooms
  • 6624 rooms
  • 3,0585 rooms
  • 5,1806 rooms
  • 5,9417 rooms
  • 3,5538 rooms
  • 5,0479+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Suffolk, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Suffolk, Virginia
  • 2861 room
  • 1032 rooms
  • 5403 rooms
  • 2,8024 rooms
  • 3,0245 rooms
  • 1,9666 rooms
  • 1,0757 rooms
  • 4688 rooms
  • 7059+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Suffolk, VA
  • Suffolk, VA household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Suffolk, VA in 2019
  • 1,570Less than $10,000
  • 1,990$10,000 to $19,999
  • 2,439$20,000 to $29,999
  • 2,186$30,000 to $39,999
  • 2,454$40,000 to $49,999
  • 2,958$50,000 to $59,999
  • 2,241$60,000 to $74,999
  • 6,040$75,000 to $99,999
  • 4,831$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,571$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2,416$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,901$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Suffolk, VA

  • Distribution of house value in Suffolk, VA in 2019
  • 298Less than $10,000
  • 53$10,000 to $14,999
  • 131$15,000 to $19,999
  • 73$20,000 to $24,999
  • 60$25,000 to $29,999
  • 66$30,000 to $34,999
  • 34$35,000 to $39,999
  • 39$40,000 to $49,999
  • 184$50,000 to $59,999
  • 130$60,000 to $69,999
  • 198$70,000 to $79,999
  • 206$80,000 to $89,999
  • 145$90,000 to $99,999
  • 871$100,000 to $124,999
  • 799$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,385$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,737$175,000 to $199,999
  • 4,314$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4,158$250,000 to $299,999
  • 4,521$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,029$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,160$500,000 to $749,999
  • 377$750,000 to $999,999
  • 142$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 17$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 70$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Suffolk, VA

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Suffolk, VA in 2019
  • 300Less than $100
  • 227$100 to $149
  • 284$150 to $199
  • 178$200 to $249
  • 129$250 to $299
  • 117$300 to $349
  • 215$350 to $399
  • 182$400 to $449
  • 191$450 to $499
  • 175$500 to $549
  • 162$550 to $599
  • 280$600 to $649
  • 408$650 to $699
  • 432$700 to $749
  • 400$750 to $799
  • 840$800 to $899
  • 844$900 to $999
  • 1,735$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,321$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,242$1,500 to $1,999
  • 370$2,000 to $2,499
  • 67$2,500 to $2,999
  • 10$3,000 to $3,499
  • 13$3,500 or more
  • 496No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 38.7%
Number of people working at home: 1,813 (4.1% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 844
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 3,726
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 3,379
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 4,775
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 5,733
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 3,658
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 7,352
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,418
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 2,240
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 6,603
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,482
  • 90 or more minutes: 371
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Suffolk

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 31,425 (84.2%)
  • Carpooled: 3,145 (8.4%)
  • Bus: 212 (0.6%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 344 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 97 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 478 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,622 (4.3%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 3.7%Males
  • 3.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 8.8%Males
  • 6.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 0.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 2.3%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 12.8%Males
  • 19.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 11.5%Males
  • 12.6%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Suffolk, Virginia
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Suffolk, Virginia
  • 1,0882010 or later
  • 4622000 to 2009
  • 6041990 to 1999
  • 2431980 to 1989
  • 2241970 to 1979
  • 326Before 1970
Ancestries in Suffolk, VA

First ancestries reported:

  • African: 12,151 (22.3%)
  • American: 5,731 (10.5%)
  • English: 3,109 (5.7%)
  • European: 1,875 (3.4%)
  • German: 1,776 (3.3%)
  • Irish: 1,368 (2.5%)
  • Italian: 734 (1.3%)
  • Scottish: 566 (1.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 425 (0.8%)
  • Jamaican: 412 (0.8%)
  • Polish: 361 (0.7%)
  • U.S. Virgin Islander: 287 (0.5%)
  • British: 228 (0.4%)
  • Dutch: 228 (0.4%)
  • Norwegian: 148 (0.3%)
  • French: 144 (0.3%)
  • Ethiopian: 134 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 112 (0.2%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 111 (0.2%)
  • Scandinavian: 109 (0.2%)
  • Northern European: 91 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 88 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 81 (0.1%)
  • Afghan: 76 (0.1%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 76 (0.1%)
  • Canadian: 63 (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 60 (0.1%)
  • Armenian: 58 (0.1%)
  • Haitian: 57 (0.1%)
  • Russian: 56 (0.1%)
  • Danish: 54 (0.10%)
  • Swedish: 49 (0.09%)
  • Swiss: 48 (0.09%)
  • Slovak: 46 (0.08%)
  • Welsh: 45 (0.08%)
  • Finnish: 40 (0.07%)
  • Portuguese: 32 (0.06%)
  • Ukrainian: 27 (0.05%)
  • Syrian: 25 (0.05%)
  • Lebanese: 23 (0.04%)
  • Lithuanian: 23 (0.04%)
  • Czech: 22 (0.04%)
  • Brazilian: 21 (0.04%)
  • Bulgarian: 20 (0.04%)
  • Serbian: 16 (0.03%)
  • Belizean: 15 (0.03%)
  • Slovene: 14 (0.03%)
  • Hungarian: 14 (0.03%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 10 (0.02%)
  • Barbadian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Egyptian: 8 (0.01%)
  • Cajun: 8 (0.01%)
  • Yugoslavian: 7 (0.01%)
  • Croatian: 7 (0.01%)
  • South African: 5 (0.01%)
  • Turkish: 4 (0.01%)
  • Bahamian: 3 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Jamaica
Suffolk:

11.1% (360)
Virginia:

1.0% (10,326)

Philippines
Suffolk:

7.2% (234)
Virginia:

5.0% (52,634)

Korea
Suffolk:

7.2% (232)
Virginia:

5.0% (52,817)

India
Suffolk:

6.9% (224)
Virginia:

8.5% (89,861)

Mexico
Suffolk:

5.5% (176)
Virginia:

5.4% (56,607)

Bangladesh
Suffolk:

4.9% (159)
Virginia:

1.1% (11,186)

Trinidad and Tobago
Suffolk:

4.9% (157)
Virginia:

0.5% (4,792)

Vietnam
Suffolk:

4.6% (150)
Virginia:

4.2% (43,801)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Suffolk:

3.3% (106)
Virginia:

4.0% (41,722)

El Salvador
Suffolk:

3.3% (105)
Virginia:

10.5% (109,924)

Germany
Suffolk:

3.3% (105)
Virginia:

1.7% (18,277)

Ethiopia
Suffolk:

3.3% (105)
Virginia:

2.9% (30,114)

Afghanistan
Suffolk:

2.6% (85)
Virginia:

1.7% (18,184)

Canada
Suffolk:

2.3% (75)
Virginia:

1.2% (12,976)

Dominican Republic
Suffolk:

2.0% (64)
Virginia:

0.6% (6,551)

Romania
Suffolk:

1.9% (61)
Virginia:

0.3% (3,317)

Scotland
Suffolk:

1.5% (49)
Virginia:

0.2% (1,632)

Pakistan
Suffolk:

1.5% (49)
Virginia:

2.5% (25,794)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 56,022
  • Other state: 31,103
  • Northeast: 10,547
  • Midwest: 4,119
  • South: 13,762
  • West: 2,675

85.0% of Suffolk residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29.2% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65.5% lived in Virginia.


Suffolk:

85.0%
State average:

84.7%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 151
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 112
  • 5th and 6th grade: 49
  • 7th and 8th grade: 151
  • 9th grade: 94
  • 10th grade: 574
  • 11th grade: 865
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 346
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 8,281
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,672
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 5,300
  • Associate degree: 2,304
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,048
  • Master's degree: 2,924
  • Professional school degree: 400
  • Doctorate degree: 306
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 198
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 65
  • 5th and 6th grade: 166
  • 7th and 8th grade: 581
  • 9th grade: 515
  • 10th grade: 941
  • 11th grade: 214
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 575
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,480
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,220
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,574
  • Associate degree: 4,024
  • Bachelor's degree: 6,221
  • Master's degree: 3,042
  • Professional school degree: 230
  • Doctorate degree: 269
Educational Attainment for Females
Suffolk marital status for males
Suffolk marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 28,431
  • One, attached: 2,057
  • Two: 1,498
  • 3 or 4: 493
  • 5 to 9: 2,184
  • 10 to 19: 1,978
  • 50 or more: 510
  • Mobile homes: 769
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 34

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,593

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 1.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 2.2%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Suffolk
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Suffolk, VA
  • 50.0%Electricity
  • 39.9%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Suffolk, VA
  • 73.7%Electricity
  • 21.8%Utility gas
  • 1.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,502
Here:

15.0%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 849
Here:

15.0%
Virginia:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,110
Here:

29.3%
Virginia:

20.4%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability