Norfolk, Virginia

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Population in 2017: 244,703 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.4%
 
Males: 127,975  (52.3%)
Females: 116,728  (47.7%)
Median resident age:

30.5 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years

Zip codes: 23502, 23503, 23504, 23505, 23507, 23508, 23509, 23510, 23511, 23513, 23517, 23518, 23523, 23551.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,445 (it was $31,815 in 2000)
Norfolk:

$49,445
VA:

$71,535

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,592 (it was $17,372 in 2000)

Norfolk city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $204,400 (it was $88,300 in 2000)
Norfolk:

$204,400
VA:

$273,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $249,037; detached houses: $247,143; townhouses or other attached units: $300,421; in 2-unit structures: $257,229; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $124,963; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $257,823; mobile homes: $96,520

Median gross rent in 2017: $989.

March 2019 cost of living index in Norfolk: 96.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.0%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.3% for American Indian residents, 3.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.1% for other race residents, 21.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Norfolk, VA (2017)
    • 105,86143.3%White alone
    • 99,64140.7%Black alone
    • 19,6038.0%Hispanic
    • 9,9214.1%Two or more races
    • 8,2293.4%Asian alone
    • 7200.3%American Indian alone
    • 7030.3%Other race alone
    • 250.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 847 registered sex offenders living in Norfolk, Virginia as of February 22, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Norfolk is 289 to 1.


Crime rates in Norfolk by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
59
(24.5)
28
(12.0)
48
(21.1)
28
(11.9)
34
(14.5)
34
(14.5)
29
(11.8)
34
(13.9)
28
(11.3)
31
(12.5)
28
(11.4)
46
(18.7)
36
(14.7)
36
(14.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
92
(38.1)
100
(42.7)
97
(42.6)
86
(36.6)
102
(43.4)
90
(38.4)
81
(33.0)
75
(30.6)
134
(54.2)
122
(49.4)
108
(44.0)
131
(53.3)
135
(55.1)
117
(47.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
886
(367.2)
948
(404.7)
910
(399.3)
1,050
(446.7)
630
(268.0)
596
(254.6)
625
(254.4)
491
(200.2)
414
(167.4)
392
(158.7)
454
(185.0)
489
(199.0)
371
(151.3)
321
(131.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
804
(333.2)
768
(327.8)
869
(381.3)
787
(334.8)
776
(330.1)
725
(309.7)
689
(280.4)
732
(298.4)
842
(340.5)
735
(297.5)
739
(301.1)
950
(386.6)
821
(334.8)
660
(270.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,769
(733.2)
1,614
(689.0)
1,694
(743.3)
1,868
(794.7)
2,078
(883.9)
2,158
(921.8)
2,256
(918.2)
2,261
(921.7)
2,039
(824.5)
1,312
(531.0)
1,097
(447.0)
1,165
(474.1)
1,156
(471.5)
703
(287.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
10,153
(4,208)
9,032
(3,855)
8,797
(3,860)
9,212
(3,919)
9,912
(4,216)
10,079
(4,305)
9,217
(3,751)
8,403
(3,426)
8,006
(3,237)
7,864
(3,183)
7,518
(3,064)
7,918
(3,222)
7,318
(2,985)
6,972
(2,853)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,139
(472.1)
1,037
(442.7)
1,027
(450.6)
1,115
(474.3)
950
(404.1)
922
(393.8)
785
(319.5)
727
(296.4)
767
(310.1)
503
(203.6)
387
(157.7)
534
(217.3)
718
(292.8)
788
(322.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
43
(17.8)
76
(32.4)
36
(15.8)
57
(24.2)
42
(17.9)
50
(21.4)
38
(15.5)
58
(23.6)
43
(17.4)
25
(10.1)
28
(11.4)
20
(8.1)
8
(3.3)
14
(5.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)513.7482.9514.7504.4472.9466.4422.3397.2396.3352.5340.2396.6361.6321.3

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City-data.com crime index in Norfolk, VA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 801 (702 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
Virginia average:

2.26
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Ancestries: American (10.3%), German (3.6%), Irish (3.6%), English (3.2%), Italian (2.0%), African (1.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1736

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 53.7 square miles.

Population density: 4,554 people per square mile   (average).

Norfolk, Virginia map

18,824 residents are foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 2.4% Asia, 1.0% Europe, 0.9% Africa).

This city:

7.7%
Virginia:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,337 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,907 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (223.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Sussex, VA (1.6 miles ),
Brambleton, VA (1.6 miles ),
Meadowbrook, VA (1.8 miles ),
Greenbriar, VA (2.3 miles ),
Portsmouth, VA (2.5 miles ),
Chesapeake, VA (2.9 miles ),
Virginia Beach, VA (3.2 miles ),
Deep Creek, VA (3.3 miles)

Latitude: 36.89 N, Longitude: 76.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +59,400 (+24.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 88,021 (67.1%)

Area code: 757

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

Detailed articles:

Norfolk tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 184 buildings, average cost: $80,200
  • 1998: 152 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 1999: 191 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2000: 177 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2001: 227 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 2002: 276 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2003: 437 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2004: 382 buildings, average cost: $162,300
  • 2005: 526 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2006: 351 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2007: 313 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2008: 257 buildings, average cost: $151,000
  • 2009: 165 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2010: 171 buildings, average cost: $136,600
  • 2011: 225 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2012: 311 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2013: 389 buildings, average cost: $134,700
  • 2014: 393 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2015: 405 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2016: 378 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2017: 429 buildings, average cost: $121,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Norfolk, VA residents
Average permit cost in Norfolk, VA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Virginia:

3.0%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Norfolk, VA
Historical housing units in Norfolk, VA
Most common industries in Norfolk, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (10.7%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Public administration (12.3%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (18.2%)
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Public administration (8.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Norfolk, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (2.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.2%)
  • Computer specialists (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Cashiers (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)

Average climate in Norfolk, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Norfolk, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.2. This is better than average.

City:

57.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.294. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 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 2.4 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 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.330
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.08. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.08
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 0.00176. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00176
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Norfolk-area historical tornado activity is near Virginia state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/5/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Norfolk city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/28/2008, a category F3 tornado 26.7 miles away from the city center injured 200 people and caused $30 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Norfolk-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 102.7 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 238.5 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 116.4 miles away from Norfolk center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 108.8 miles away from the city 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 121.1 miles away from Norfolk 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 128.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Norfolk topographic map

Main business address for: PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES INC (SERVICES-CONSUMER CREDIT REPORTING, COLLECTION AGENCIES), NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO /VA/ (RAILROADS, LINE-HAUL OPERATING), NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP (RAILROADS, LINE-HAUL OPERATING), COMMONWEALTH BANKSHARES INC (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Norfolk:

  • BON SECOURS DEPAUL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Church, provides emergency services, 150 KINGSLEY LANE)
  • CHILDREN'S HOSP KING'S DAUGHTERS (provides emergency services, 601 CHILDREN'S LANE)
  • COMM MENTAL HEALTH CTR (provides emergency services, 721 FAIRFAX AVE)
  • HOSPITAL FOR EXTENDED RECOVERY (600 GRESHAM DRIVE SUITE 700)
  • NORFOLK PSYCH CENTER (GRANBY ST AT KINGSLEY LANE)
  • NORFOLK PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (860 KEMPSVILLE RD)
  • ODYSSEY HEALTHCARE OF HAMPTON ROADS (6363 CENTER DRIVE, SUITE 201, BUILDING 6)
  • PSYCHIATRIC INSTI MED COLL HAMPTON RDS (721 FAIRFAX AVE PO BOX 1980)
  • SENTARA LEIGH HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 830 KEMPSVILLE ROAD)
  • SENTARA NORFOLK GENERAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 600 GRESHAM DR)

Airports and heliports located in Norfolk:

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Amtrak station:

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.

Operable nuclear power plants near Norfolk:

  • 18 miles: Surry 1 and 2 in Newport News, VA.

Colleges/Universities in Norfolk:

  • Tidewater Community College (Full-time enrollment: 20,975; Location: 121 College Place; Public; Website: www.tcc.edu)
  • Old Dominion University (Full-time enrollment: 19,825; Location: 5115 Hampton Blvd; Public; Website: www.odu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Norfolk State University (Full-time enrollment: 6,032; Location: 700 Park Avenue; Public; Website: www.nsu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Virginia Wesleyan College (Full-time enrollment: 1,435; Location: 1584 Wesleyan Dr; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.vwc.edu)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk (Full-time enrollment: 867; Location: 5425 Robin Hood Road, Suite 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School (Full-time enrollment: 583; Location: 700w. Olney; Public; Website: www.evms.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Fortis College-Norfolk (Full-time enrollment: 530; Location: 6300 Center Dr Bldg 22; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fortisedu.info/cig-vabeach.php)
  • Tidewater Tech-Trades (Full-time enrollment: 480; Location: 5301 E Princess Anne Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.tidewatertechtrades.edu)
  • Centura College-Norfolk (Full-time enrollment: 388; Location: 7020 North Military Highway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.centuracollege.edu)
  • Wards Corner Beauty Academy-Norfolk (Full-time enrollment: 122; Location: 7525 Tidewater Dr Ste 200; Private, for-profit; Website: www.wardscornerbeautyacademy.edu)
  • Central School of Practical Nursing (Full-time enrollment: 66; Location: 1330 N Millitary Hwy; Public; Website: ww2.nps.k12.va.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=55850&)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Norfolk:

  • ECPI University (about 6 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; Full-time enrollment: 10,694)
  • Regent University (about 7 miles; Virginia Beach, VA; FT enrollment: 3,429)
  • Hampton University (about 11 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 16 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 18 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 5,061)
  • College of William and Mary (about 37 miles; Williamsburg, VA; FT enrollment: 7,617)
  • Elizabeth City State University (about 43 miles; Elizabeth City, NC; FT enrollment: 2,803)

Public high schools in Norfolk:

Private high schools in Norfolk:

  • NORFOLK ACADEMY (Students: 1,227, Location: 1585 WESLEYAN DR, Grades: 1-12)
  • NORFOLK CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 820, Location: 255 THOLE ST, Grades: PK-12)
  • NORFOLK COLLEGIATE SCHOOL (Students: 690, Location: 7336 GRANBY ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • FAITH ACADEMY SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE (Students: 86, Location: 1010 E 26TH ST, Grades: PK-10)
  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 85, Location: 5160 A BEAMON RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • TABERNACLE OF PRAYER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL & CHILD CC (Students: 70, Location: 3611 COLLEY AVE, Grades: PK-12)
  • RYAN ACADEMY OF NORFOLK (Students: 46, Location: 844 JEROME AVE, Grades: 1-12)
  • OCEAN VIEW CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 30, Location: 9504 SELBY PL, Grades: PK-12)
  • YESHIVA AISH KODOSH TALMUDICAL ACADEMY (Students: 23, Location: 612 COLONIAL AVE, Grades: 9-11, Boys only)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Norfolk:

  • NORTHSIDE MIDDLE (Students: 1,028, Location: 8720 GRANBY ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • NORVIEW MIDDLE (Students: 984, Location: 6325 SEWELLS POINT RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • BLAIR MIDDLE (Students: 968, Location: 730 SPOTSWOOD AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • LAKE TAYLOR MIDDLE (Students: 839, Location: 1380 KEMPSVILLE RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • RUFFNER MIDDLE (Students: 828, Location: 610 MAY AVE., Grades: 6-8)
  • AZALEA MIDDLE (Students: 820, Location: 7721 AZALEA GARDEN RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • COLEMAN PLACE ELEM (Students: 805, Location: 2445 PALMYRA ST., Grades: PK-5)
  • BAY VIEW ELEM (Students: 770, Location: 1434 BAY VIEW BLVD, Grades: PK-5)
  • LITTLE CREEK ELEM (Students: 683, Location: 7900 TARPON PLACE, Grades: PK-5)
  • JACOX ELEM (Students: 664, Location: 1300 MARSHALL AVE, Grades: PK-5)

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Norfolk:

  • ST PATRICK CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 401, Location: 1000 BOLLING AVE, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST PIUS X SCHOOL (Students: 317, Location: 7800 HALPRIN DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 296, Location: 3401 TIDEWATER DR, Grades: PK-8)
  • THE WILLIAMS SCHOOL (Students: 200, Location: 419 COLONIAL AVE, Grades: KG-8)
  • GHENT MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 166, Location: 610 MOWBRAY ARCH, Grades: PK-8)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 132, Location: 2331 E LITTLE CREEK RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • FIRST BAPTIST READY ACADEMY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 100, Location: 450 E BUTE ST, Grades: PK-3)
  • GREENHILL FARMS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 88, Location: 969 PHILPOTTS RD, Grades: PK-5)
  • WEST GHENT SCHOOL (Students: 84, Location: 1009 W PRINCESS ANNE RD, Grades: PK-1)
  • TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH SCHOOL (Students: 83, Location: 6001 GRANBY ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Norfolk

Library in Norfolk:

  • NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,415,234; Location: 301 EAST CITY HALL AVENUE; 564,424 books; 16,382 e-books; 16,392 audio materials; 31,487 video materials; 17 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 1,157 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Under category strongest AM radio stations in Norfolk: Please change call letters WCKO to WYRM

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Norfolk: Pier S (A), Pier P (B), Pier N (C), Pier L (D), Pier H (E), Pier G (F), Pier F (G), Pier C (H), Pier B (I), Pier 2 (J), Pier 1 (K), Norfolk Yacht and Country Club (L), Lafayette Yacht Club (M), Coal Pier 6 (N), Coal Pier 5 (O), Coal Pier 4 (P), Maple Hall (Q), Waterside Festival Marketplace (R), Southeastern Public Service Authority Norfolk Transfer Station (S), Tennis Complex (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Riverside Discount Mall (1), Church Street Shopping Center (2), Willowood Shopping Center (3), Wards Corner Shopping Center (4), Tidewater Shopping Center (5), Southern Shopping Center (6), Snug Harbor Shopping Center (7), Roosevelt Gardens Shopping Center (8), Roland Park Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Norfolk include: PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES INC (A), NORFOLK SOUTHERN RAILWAY CO /VA/ (B), NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP (C), COMMONWEALTH BANKSHARES INC (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Norfolk include: Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses (A), Chapel In The Woods (B), David Adams Memorial Chapel (C), Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church (D), First Lutheran Church (E), Central Baptist Church (F), Christ and Saint Lukes Church (G), Ghent United Methodist Church (H), Ohef Sholom Temple (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Point Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Cedar Grove Cemetery (3), Elmwood Cemetery (4), Forest Lawn Cemetery (5), Hebrew Cemetery (6), Woodlawn Memorial Gardens (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Meadow Lake (A), Lake Wright (B), Lake Whitehurst (C), Lake Taylor (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Steamboat Creek (A), Spotico Creek (B), Smith Creek (C), Ohio Creek (D), Mill Dam Creek (E), Mason Creek (F), Knitting Mill Creek (G), Eastern Branch Elizabeth River (H), Broad Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Norfolk include: Blue Bird Park (1), Barraud Park (2), Fleet Park (3), Greenway Park (4), Captains Quarters Nature Center And Park (5), Granby Street Park (6), Virginia Zoological Park (7), East Ocean View Community Park (8), Harbor Park Stadium (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Chrysler Museum (245 West Olney Rd) (1), Hunter House Victorian Museum (240 West Freemason Street) (2), Norfolk City - Nauticus the National Maritime Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1 Waterside Drive) (3), City Directory - Administration- Libraries-Department of Public- Area Libraries- Cen (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4100 East Virginia Beach Boulevard) (4), Bray's Aquariums (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 8453 Portal Rd) (5), Eastern Virginia Medical School - Radiation Oncology and Biophysics- Administrative Serv (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 700 West Olney Road) (6), Ocean View Station Museum The (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 9623 Granby St) (7), Norfolk City - Macarthur General Douglas Memorial (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Mac Arthur Square) (8), Lynnhaven Carousel Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; Lynnhaven Mall) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Economy Inn (1050 Tidewater Dr) (1), Traveler's Inn (800 E Ocean View Avenue) (2), Best Western Center Inn (235 North Military Highway) (3), Estabrook Inn (3351 Chesapeake Boulevard) (4), Encon Lodge-East Ocean View Beach (1111 Ocean View Avenue) (5), Fountainside Cafe' (1570 North Military Highway) (6), Econo Lodge Ocean View Beach - East (1111 East Ocean View Avenue) (7), Basil's Bar & Kitchen (345 Granby Street) (8), Hampton Inn Norfolk-Naval Base (8501 Hampton Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Norfolk City - Court System- Circuit Court- Commissioners Of Accounts- Philip R Tra (740 Duke Street Suite 500a) (1), Norfolk City - Relations Court- Bowling Park Elementary (2861 East Princess Anne) (2), Norfolk City - Marriage License- Public Service Division- Notaries- Marriage Licenses- Court Sy (100 Saint Pauls Boulevard) (3), Norfolk City - Court System- Norfolk Juvenile & Domestic Relations C (800 East City Hall Avenue) (4), Virginia Commonwealth - Juvenile Justice Dept- Court Service Unit No (800 East City Hall) (5), Virginia Commonwealth - Juvenile Justice Dept- Court Service Unit No 4 (800 East City Hall Avenue) (6), Norfolk City - Court System- General District Court- Judge Ray W Dezer (811 East City Hall) (7), Norfolk City - Court System- General District Court- Judge James S Mat (811 East City Hall) (8), Norfolk City - Court System- General District Court (811 East City Hall Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Ed Schultz - Television and radio host, Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. - 20th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Wayne Newton - Male singer, Timbaland - Musician, David Wright (baseball) - Baseball player, Joe Smith (basketball) - Basketball player, Jodi Rell - Politician, Gene Vincent - Musician, Luther Lindsay - Professional wrestler, Lewis Binford - Archaeologist.

Norfolk 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 Norfolk and their reported violations in the past:

DAM NECK - U.S. NAVY (Population served: 2,600, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-2013), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-2009), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-05-2009)
BROOKS` DUPLEXES (Population served: 29, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

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

  • CHEATHAM ANNEX NAVAL SUPPY CTR (Population served: 800, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.7%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.5%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Norfolk in 2010:

  • 19,279 people in military ships
  • 6,488 people in college/university student housing
  • 3,408 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,353 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 924 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 348 people in military disciplinary barracks and jails
  • 302 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 283 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 140 people in maritime/merchant vessels
  • 68 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 60 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 47 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 33 people in federal detention centers
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 13 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 10 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Norfolk in 2000:

  • 14,523 people in military ships
  • 3,191 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,618 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 1,326 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,095 people in nursing homes
  • 438 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 237 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 213 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 213 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 155 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 106 people in other group homes
  • 103 people in military disciplinary barracks
  • 84 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 81 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 44 people in halfway houses
  • 38 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 14 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 8 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Arena or stadium:
  • Norfolk Scope. Capacity: 13,800.

Banks with most branches in Norfolk (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: 12 branches. 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
  • Bank of America, National Association: 9 branches. 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
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 7 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • SunTrust Bank: Industrial Park Branch, Janaf Branch, Little Creek Branch, West Main Street Branch, Ghent Branch, Wards Corner Branch. 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.
  • Bank of Hampton Roads: Bank Of Hampton Roads, Dominion Tower, Ghent Branch, East Beach Branch, Princess Anne Branch. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $1,899.1 mil, Deposits: $1,581.4 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 47 total offices, Holding Company: Capgen Capital Group Vi Lp
  • Heritage Bank: at 841 North Military Highway, Downtown Branch, Ocean View Branch, Colley Avenue Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $293.5 mil, Deposits: $250.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Heritage Bankshares, Inc.
  • Southern Bank and Trust Company: Bank Of The Commonwealth Branch, Norfolk Branch, 4100 Granby Street Branch. 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.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Military Circle Branch, Norfolk Downtown Branch, Ghent Branch. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Woodforest National Bank: Little Creek Walmart Branch at 7530 Tidewater Drive, branch established on 2006/12/11; North Military Wal-Mart Branch at 1170 North Military Highway, branch established on 2006/07/27. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • 5 other banks with 8 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Norfolk:

Marital status in Norfolk, VA
  • Never married: 43.4%
  • Now married: 37.9%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

For population 25 years and over in Norfolk:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.5
Virginia average:

12.2

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Norfolk:

(Norfolk, Virginia Neighborhood Map)

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant41,600129
Mainline Protestant24,95670
Other18,28421
Black Protestant12,00538
Catholic11,4577
Orthodox2,2853
None132,216-
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: 41
This county:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Norfolk city:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 50
Norfolk city:

2.12 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 80
This county:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 210
This county:

8.90 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

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

10.0%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.5%
State:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.2%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Norfolk:

49.2%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Norfolk:

47.4%
Virginia:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Norfolk:

28.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Norfolk:

18.5%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Norfolk:

11.6%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Norfolk:

6.7
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

32.4%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
Norfolk:

56.8%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

82.2%
State:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Norfolk, 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 4,181$19,417,680$55,731732$875,730
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 1,166$3,494,300$35,962522$393,065
Police Protection - Officers 804$3,962,426$59,1410$0
Correction 561$2,029,062$43,40222$33,334
Firefighters 503$2,469,086$58,9051$3,250
Welfare 430$1,513,982$42,25112$11,922
Housing and Community Development (Local) 388$1,651,234$51,06920$35,188
Water Supply 306$1,228,760$48,1871$2,364
Parks and Recreation 262$831,668$38,092254$167,948
Financial Administration 255$1,271,278$59,8255$9,908
Other and Unallocable 252$896,380$42,68545$58,330
Airports 200$944,742$56,6854$7,814
Streets and Highways 199$815,112$49,1520$0
Health 188$806,530$51,48138$93,124
Judicial and Legal 182$912,318$60,1530$0
Police - Other 171$663,570$46,56664$79,222
Other Government Administration 138$720,886$62,6861$3,746
Local Libraries 108$386,000$42,889128$151,858
Natural Resources 97$325,600$40,2800$0
Solid Waste Management 95$277,860$35,0980$0
Sewerage 95$333,396$42,1132$3,118
Totals for Government 10,581$44,951,870$50,9801,851$1,929,921

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

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $55,772,000 ($227.92)
    Water Utilities: $39,952,000 ($163.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $32,120,000 ($131.26)
    Housing and Community Development: $26,802,000 ($109.53)
    Parking Facilities: $23,237,000 ($94.96)
    Sewerage: $21,355,000 ($87.27)
    Air Transportation: $15,716,000 ($64.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,401,000 ($50.68)
    Regular Highways: $6,131,000 ($25.05)
    General - Other: $5,878,000 ($24.02)
    General Public Buildings: $2,905,000 ($11.87)
    Natural Resources - Other: $820,000 ($3.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $120,000 ($0.49)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $368,653,000 ($1506.53)
    General - Other: $78,341,000 ($320.15)
    Housing and Community Development: $78,045,000 ($318.94)
    Police Protection: $70,480,000 ($288.02)
    Public Welfare - Other: $53,802,000 ($219.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $40,585,000 ($165.85)
    Correctional Institutions: $38,854,000 ($158.78)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,969,000 ($146.99)
    Water Utilities: $35,675,000 ($145.79)
    Health - Other: $35,624,000 ($145.58)
    Regular Highways: $31,844,000 ($130.13)
    Air Transportation: $29,106,000 ($118.94)
    General Public Buildings: $23,086,000 ($94.34)
    Sewerage: $21,336,000 ($87.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,589,000 ($80.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,746,000 ($68.43)
    Financial Administration: $12,163,000 ($49.71)
    Libraries: $10,947,000 ($44.74)
    Parking Facilities: $9,296,000 ($37.99)
    Central Staff Services: $8,129,000 ($33.22)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,934,000 ($7.90)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $620,809,000 ($2536.99)
    Corporate Bonds: $281,572,000 ($1150.67)
    Benefit Payments: $80,784,000 ($330.13)
    Other Investments - Other: $61,157,000 ($249.92)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $11,978,000 ($48.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,828,000 ($154.59)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,743,000 ($27.56)
    Other - Air Transportation: $2,500,000 ($10.22)
    Other - Housing and Community Development: $242,000 ($0.99)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $5,495,000 ($22.46)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,174,000 ($17.06)
    Air Transportation: $60,000 ($0.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $515,056,000 ($2104.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,731,000 ($43.85)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $43,535,000 ($177.91)
    Air Transportation: $42,384,000 ($173.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $21,676,000 ($88.58)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,425,000 ($83.47)
    Parking Facilities: $19,612,000 ($80.15)
    Other: $19,528,000 ($79.80)
    Regular Highways: $2,157,000 ($8.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,104,000 ($8.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,446,000 ($5.91)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,446,000 ($5.91)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $444,000 ($1.81)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $12,000 ($0.05)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $8,733,000 ($35.69)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $5,048,000 ($20.63)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $58,075,000 ($237.33)
    Education: $54,029,000 ($220.79)
    Other: $13,545,000 ($55.35)
    Air Transportation: $5,438,000 ($22.22)
    Public Welfare: $2,847,000 ($11.63)
    Sewerage: $88,000 ($0.36)
    Highways: $4,000 ($0.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $6,790,000 ($27.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $6,552,000 ($26.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $26,486,000 ($108.24)
    Special Assessments: $6,317,000 ($25.81)
    Rents: $6,084,000 ($24.86)
    Interest Earnings: $4,098,000 ($16.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,111,000 ($4.54)
    Sale of Property: $78,000 ($0.32)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $82,853,000 ($338.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $232,118,000 ($948.57)
    Other: $45,819,000 ($187.24)
    Public Welfare: $42,525,000 ($173.78)
    General Local Government Support: $34,022,000 ($139.03)
    Highways: $23,435,000 ($95.77)
    Water Utilities: $338,000 ($1.38)
    Sewerage: $149,000 ($0.61)
  • Tax - Property: $266,066,000 ($1087.30)
    Public Utilities Sales: $42,440,000 ($173.43)
    Other Selective Sales: $36,993,000 ($151.18)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $36,433,000 ($148.89)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $29,533,000 ($120.69)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $7,784,000 ($31.81)
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,119,000 ($20.92)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $5,063,000 ($20.69)
    Amusements Sales: $3,785,000 ($15.47)
    Other License: $2,441,000 ($9.98)
    Death and Gift: $37,000 ($0.15)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,444,095,000 ($5901.42)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,322,645,000 ($5405.10)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $211,381,000 ($863.83)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $89,931,000 ($367.51)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,708,000 ($11.07)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,148,000 ($8.78)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $560,000 ($2.29)

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

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $64,567,000 ($263.86)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $395,234,000 ($1615.16)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,444,000 ($59.03)

13.50% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,061 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

13.50%
Virginia average:

9.50%

0.57% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,709 average AGI)
Norfolk city:

0.57%
Virginia average:

0.18%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Virginia Beach city, VA  3.19% ($36,798 average AGI)
from Chesapeake city, VA  1.24% ($34,182)
from Portsmouth city, VA  0.63% ($29,075)


14.89% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,005 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

14.89%
Virginia average:

9.76%

0.48% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,464 average AGI)
Norfolk city:

0.48%
Virginia average:

0.17%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Virginia Beach city, VA  3.57% ($37,650 average AGI)
to Chesapeake city, VA  1.54% ($38,522)
to Portsmouth city, VA  0.61% ($29,476)
Businesses in Norfolk, VA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Kmart2
AMF Bowling1Kroger1
AT&T4La Quinta1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware2LensCrafters1
Advance Auto Parts3Little Caesars Pizza3
Aeropostale1Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Lowe's1
Ann Taylor1Macy's1
Apple Store1Marriott6
Applebee's1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Arby's2McDonald's17
Ascend Collection1Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone3Motel 61
Avenue1Motherhood Maternity1
Bakers1New Balance4
Banana Republic1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works2Nike28
Bebe1Nissan1
Best Western1Nordstrom1
Blockbuster4Office Depot1
Brookstone1OfficeMax1
Budget Car Rental2Old Navy1
Burger King1Olive Garden1
Cache1Outback1
Casual Male XL1Outback Steakhouse1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread2
Chevrolet1Payless5
Chick-Fil-A3Penske3
Chico's1PetSmart1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports1
Church's Chicken3Pizza Hut6
Cold Stone Creamery2Popeyes3
Coldwater Creek1Pottery Barn1
ColorTyme1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Costco1Quality2
Dairy Queen4Quiznos3
Days Inn1RadioShack7
Domino's Pizza4Ramada3
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid9
Econo Lodge3Ruby Tuesday5
Eddie Bauer1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Express1SONIC Drive-In2
FedEx34Sears3
Finish Line2Sheraton1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Shoe Carnival1
Ford1Sleep Inn1
Forever 211Sprint Nextel2
GNC8Starbucks16
GameStop6Subaru1
Gymboree1Subway22
H&M1T-Mobile13
H&R Block10T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's1Taco Bell8
Hilton3Talbots1
Holiday Inn4Target1
Home Depot1The Athlete's Foot1
Honda1The Room Place2
Hot Topic1Tim Hortons1
IHOP3Toys"R"Us2
J. Jill1U-Haul12
J.Crew1UPS41
JCPenney1Vans5
Jimmy Jazz5Verizon Wireless2
Johnny Rockets1Victoria's Secret2
Jones New York6Walgreens5
Journeys1Walmart3
Justice1Wendy's7
KFC5YMCA4

Strongest AM radio stations in Norfolk:

  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGPL (1350 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA URBAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCPK (1600 AM; 4 kW; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WJOI (1230 AM; 1 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVAB (1550 AM; 5 kW; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA)
  • WPCE (1400 AM; 1 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBVA (1450 AM; 1 kW; BAYSIDE, VA; Owner: RONALD W. COWAN, JR.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Norfolk:

  • 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.)
  • W291AE (106.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC)
  • WCMS-FM (100.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPTE (94.9 FM; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNVZ (104.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWSO-FM (92.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WNSB (91.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WOWI (102.9 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGH-FM (97.3 FM; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBHH (92.1 FM; MOYOCK, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHOV (88.1 FM; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: HAMPTON UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Norfolk:

  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W56CS (Channel 56; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W05BQ (Channel 5; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W25CS (Channel 25; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJGN-CA (Channel 5; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WJHJ-LP (Channel 39; NEWPORT NEWS, ETC., VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGBS-LP (Channel 7; HAMPTON, ETC., VA; Owner: JOAN AND KENNETH WRIGHT)
  • W30BV (Channel 30; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: B.N. VISWANATH)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W24OI (Channel 24; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTTD-LP (Channel 59; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCTX-CA (Channel 35; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W21AQ (Channel 21; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • W18BS (Channel 18; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WVBN-LP (Channel 18; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Norfolk: Benjamin F. Stewart, George Washington Bright, William A., Iii Jones, William H. Carney.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Norfolk fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 377Number of bridges
  • 7,635ft / 2,327mTotal length
  • $232,862,000Total costs
  • 12,434,080Total average daily traffic
  • 263,426Total average daily truck traffic
  • 10,229,621Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Norfolk, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 161950-1959
  • 1191960-1969
  • 881970-1979
  • 511980-1989
  • 901990-1999
  • 62000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Norfolk, VA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Norfolk)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 732 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Norfolk, VA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 275 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 166 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 568 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Norfolk)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Norfolk)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 105 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 82 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 ORIGINATED1,357$204,084589$198,2993,952$195,352289$72,74727$825,407447$154,2195$50,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED35$185,77128$220,679315$185,72726$68,4620$027$143,7040$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED116$184,08692$168,6201,683$179,682240$66,0254$4,825,000209$144,3405$47,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN131$183,41287$210,8971,238$191,80170$86,6573$262,667150$153,3133$178,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$187,60012$301,083269$180,57212$119,1670$021$201,2380$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed mortgage data for all 84 tracts in Norfolk, VA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 63 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED44$211,18259$243,5932$143,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED44$220,63627$232,44411$193,727
APPLICATIONS DENIED13$259,30814$271,2140$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$105,0009$268,8891$80,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$127,5002$257,5000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Norfolk, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Norfolk, VA - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 773
  • Hazardous Condition: 999
  • Service Call: 71
  • Good Intent Call: 8
Fire incident types in Norfolk, VA

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Norfolk, Virginia:

  • Hotel, 930 Virginia BCH Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23504 , Fax: (757) 623-5700
  • Americas Best Value Inn Ocean View/NVL Base, 9601 4TH View St, Norfolk, Virginia 23503 , Phone: (757) 480-9611, Fax: (757) 213-0186
  • Hampton Inn Norfolk Naval Base, 8501 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23505 , Phone: (757) 489-1000, Fax: (757) 489-4509
  • Double Tree by Hilton Norfolk Airport, 1500 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, Virginia 23502 , Phone: (757) 466-8000, Fax: (757) 228-5851
  • Doubletree Hotel Norfolk, 880 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, Virginia 23502 , Phone: (757) 461-9192, Fax: (757) 461-8290
  • Econo Lodge Airport, 3343 N Military Hwy, Norfolk, Virginia 23518 , Phone: (757) 855-3116, Fax: (757) 857-6413
  • Quality Inn Norfolk Naval Base, 8051 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, Virginia 23505 , Phone: (757) 451-0000, Fax: (757) 451-8394
  • Econo Lodge Oceanview Beach East, 1111 East Oceanview Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23503 , Phone: (804) 480-1111, Fax: (757) 480-1111
  • 28 other hotels and motels
All 36 fire-safe hotels and motels in Norfolk, Virginia
Most common first names in Norfolk, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William2,31372.1 years
James2,25670.0 years
Mary2,17777.8 years
John1,88772.9 years
Robert1,29369.7 years
George1,03073.2 years
Charles1,00671.1 years
Joseph87172.2 years
Margaret77177.6 years
Willie72871.4 years
Most common last names in Norfolk, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,10172.8 years
Williams1,00372.7 years
Jones99972.1 years
Johnson85072.3 years
Brown73971.9 years
White59572.4 years
Davis58671.4 years
Harris49772.4 years
Wilson48372.4 years
Moore45872.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Norfolk, VA
  • 51.0%Utility gas
  • 41.8%Electricity
  • 5.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Norfolk, VA
  • 68.5%Electricity
  • 28.1%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Coal or coke


Norfolk compared to Virginia state average:

  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Norfolk on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military ships (population 1,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage population decreases in the 1990s) (population 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military disciplinary barracks (population 1,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in crews of maritime vessels (population 1,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 larger cities with the highest increase in house/condo value from 2000 (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers per 1000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors (population 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in military transient quarters for temporary residents (population 1,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: public administration (population 50,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2002 and 2012 (population 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities where the highest percentage of males (15+ years) which never married (with at least 10,000 males in this group)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 50,000+"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest cost per building permit (population 50,000+)"
  • #37 (23523) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #69 (23523) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the lowest 2012 average taxable interest for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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