Norfolk, NE Population

Population: 23,516. Estimated population in July 2020: 23,946 (+1.8% change)
Males: 11,425 (48.6%), Females: 12,091 (51.4%)

Madison County

Zip codes: 68701.

Median resident age: 33.8 years
Median household income: $34,609
Median house value: $83,000

Races in Norfolk:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.6%)
  • Hispanic (7.6%)
  • Other race (4.2%)
  • American Indian (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Black (1.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (49.9%), Irish (11.7%), English (6.6%), Swedish (5.4%), Czech (5.0%), United States (3.8%).

Elevation: 1525 feet

Land area: 10.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Norfolk

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 18.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 12.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norfolk city

  • Never married: 28.9%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

4.9% Foreign born (4.0% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +2,138 (+10.0%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Norfolk:

  • FAITH REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES (2700 WEST NORFOLK AVE)
  • NORFOLK REGIONAL CENTER (1700 NORTH VICTORY RD P O BOX 1209)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Norfolk:

  • OSMOND GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; OSMOND, NE)
  • TILDEN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 30 miles; TILDEN, NE)
  • PROVIDENCE MEDICAL CENTER (about 30 miles; WAYNE, NE)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Norfolk:

  • KARL STEFAN MEMORIAL (about 4 miles; NORFOLK, NE; Abbreviation: OFK)
  • CHAN GURNEY MUNI (about 61 miles; YANKTON, SD; Abbreviation: YKN)
  • SIOUX GATEWAY/COL. BUD DAY FIELD (about 77 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Abbreviation: SUX)
Other public-use airports nearest to Norfolk:

  • WAYNE MUNI (about 35 miles; WAYNE, NE; Abbreviation: LCG)
  • BLOOMFIELD MUNI (about 41 miles; BLOOMFIELD, NE; Abbreviation: 84Y)
  • HARTINGTON MUNI (about 41 miles; HARTINGTON, NE; Abbreviation: 0B4)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Norfolk:

  • NORTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,732; Location: 801 E BENJAMIN; Public; Website: alpha.necc.cc.ne.us)
  • NEBRASKA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 151; Location: 1800 SYRACUSE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: nechristian.edu)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Norfolk:

  • WAYNE STATE COLLEGE (about 30 miles; WAYNE, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,026)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA (about 63 miles; VERMILLION, SD; Full-time enrollment: 6,014)
  • WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 80 miles; SIOUX CITY, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,639)
  • SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE AREA (about 98 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,137)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT LINCOLN (about 98 miles; LINCOLN, NE; Full-time enrollment: 19,806)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA AT OMAHA (about 101 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 10,150)
  • CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY (about 101 miles; OMAHA, NE; Full-time enrollment: 5,806)

Schools

Public high schools in Norfolk:

  • NORFOLK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,052; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • ALTERNATIVES FOR SUCCESS SCH (Students: 30; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Norfolk:

  • NORFOLK CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 2300 MADISON AVE; Grades: 6 – 12)
  • LUTHERAN HIGH NORTHEAST (Students: 85; Location: PO BOX 2454; Grades: 9 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Norfolk:

  • NORFOLK JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 688; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • BEL AIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 331; Grades: PK – 06)
  • NORFOLK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 311; Grades: 04 – 08)
  • WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 307; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 272; Grades: PK – 06)
  • JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 271; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WOODLAND PARK ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 251; Grades: PK – 06)
  • GRANT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 189; Grades: PK – 06)
  • NORTHERN HILLS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 175; Grades: PK – 06)
  • LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 166; Grades: PK – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Norfolk:

  • CHRIST LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 412; Location: 511 SOUTH 5TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • SACRED HEART ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 382; Location: 201 S. 6TH ST.; Grades: PK – 5)
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 117; Location: 1010 GEORGIA AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CHRIST IS KING COMMUNITY SCH (Students: 51; Location: 203 S 8TH STREET; Grades: PK – 9)
  • PARK AVENUE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 43; Location: 401 EAST PARK AVENUE; Grades: KG – 9)

Libraries

Library in Norfolk:

  • NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,074,732; Location: 308 PROSPECT AVENUE; 75,146 books; 2,634 audio materials; 1,841 video materials; 190 serial subscriptions)

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