Norfolk, VA

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 1.8.21)

 

AGE IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years35,34214.4%
25 to 29 years27,28611.1%
30 to 34 years20,0648.2%
35 to 39 years15,2126.2%
40 to 44 years12,4355.1%
45 to 49 years12,0114.9%
50 to 54 years13,4065.5%
55 to 59 years14,0875.7%
60 to 64 years12,0684.9%
65 to 69 years9,3113.8%
70 to 74 years5,9402.4%
75 to 79 years3,8831.6%
80 to 84 years3,0781.3%
85+ years3,7161.5%

The median age in Norfolk is 30.5 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White115,44347.0%
Black or African American102,11741.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0060.4%
Asian9,0633.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1610.1%
Other7,2543.0%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade5,4233.6%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma13,3958.8%
High school graduate (includes GED)39,00425.6%
Some college, no degree39,29825.8%
Associate’s degree12,6688.3%
Bachelor’s degree25,89817.0%
Graduate or professional degree16,81111.0%
High school graduate or higher133,67987.7%
Bachelor’s degree or higher42,70928.0%
Less than Bachelor’s degree109,78872.0%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0009.5%
$10,000 to $14,9995.7%
$15,000 to $24,99910.6%
$25,000 to $34,99910.7%
$35,000 to $49,99914.2%
$50,000 to $74,99918.8%
$75,000 to $99,99911.8%
$100,000 to $149,99910.6%
$150,000 to $199,9994.0%
$200,000 or more4.0%

Median household income: $49,146

Mean household income: $69,410

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$21,814
High school graduate (includes GED)$28,007
Some college or Associate’s degree$31,528
Bachelor’s degree$46,189
Graduate or professional degree$63,443

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 203,169 NA
Never married91,47545.0%
Now married (except separated)72,22235.5%
Separated7,7603.8%
Widowed8,9294.4%
Divorced22,78311.2%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line41,01618.7%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Owner-occupied housing units38,029
Renter-occupied housing units50,126
Single-family detached units48,107
Homeownership rate43.1%
Vacancy rate9.4%
Renters rate56.9%
Average housing value$246,520
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$1,278
Average rent$933

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Average income$69,410
Average household size2.49
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force69.1%
Percent disabled13.1%
Percent with health coverage87.1%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)21.3
Percent workers using public transportation3.5%
Percent veterans16.2%
Percent foreign born7.4%
Percent speaking Spanish at home1.8%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Total consumer expenditures per household$61,774.31
Alcoholic beverages$486.49
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$282.95
Beer consumed away from home$86.53
Wine consumed away from home$44.07
Apparel & services$1,810.55
Men’s apparel$350.75
Women’s apparel$604.66
Children’s apparel$271.04
Boys’ apparel$92.58
Girls’ apparel$100.90
Footwear$415.90
Dining out (food away from home)$3,087.88
Dining out – Breakfast$317.57
Dining out – Lunch$950.72
Dining out – Dinner$1,440.00
Education$1,308.17
Entertainment / recreation$2,643.03
Club membership fees$193.62
Dating services$0.76
Pet food$205.82
Pet services$51.32
Food consumed at home$4,347.67
Bakery products consumed at home$570.39
Dairy products consumed at home$444.76
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$853.95
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$968.93
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$426.11
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,509.63
Health care$4,733.10
Medical services$864.77
Nonprescription drugs$117.08
Household Services$1,670.74
Care for the elderly and handicapped$60.93
Lawn and garden services$338.97
Housekeeping services$135.52
PC repair$5.65
Housing$19,828.30
Home improvements$1,938.94
Utilities, fuel, and public services$4,030.97
Phone services$1,489.72
Water$566.03
Life and other insurance$347.06
Pensions and social security$6,518.04
Personal care products and services$731.82
Hair care products$89.32
Personal care products$311.23
Local transportation$7,071.28
Gasoline$1,855.62
Vehicle maintenance and repair$963.54
Travel$1,780.09
Airline fares$443.90
Auto / truck rental on trips$21.18
Lodging on trips$482.34
Food and drink on trips$432.16
Entertainment on trips$149.30

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

% with any debt in collections49%
Average debt in collections$2,078
% with medical debt in collections34%
Average medical debt in collections$877
% with student loan debt21%
Average student loan debt$17,281
Average monthly student loan payment$164
% with auto debt28%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

YearPopulationPercent
January 20194,5754.1%
February 20194,3323.9%
March 20194,0703.6%
April 20193,4303.1%
May 20193,7473.3%
June 20194,1043.6%
July 20194,2433.7%
August 20194,1743.7%
September 20193,5813.2%
October 20193,4903.1%
November 20193,3803.0%
December 20193,4033.0%
January 20204,1053.7%
February 20203,7663.3%
March 20204,4984.0%
April 202014,73613.3%
May 202012,95311.5%
June 202012,55911.1%
July 202013,68811.7%
August 202010,8089.4%
September 202010,3889.3%
October 20208,3677.5%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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