Norfolk, VA Population

Population: 234,403. Estimated population in July 2020: 231,954 (-1.0% change)
Males: 119,830 (51.1%), Females: 114,573 (48.9%)

Zip codes: 23502, 23503, 23504, 23505, 23507, 23508, 23509, 23510, 23513, 23517, 23518, 23521, 23523.

Median resident age: 29.6 years
Median household income: $31,815
Median house value: $88,400

Races in Norfolk:

  • White Non-Hispanic (47.0%)
  • Black (44.1%)
  • Hispanic (3.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Filipino (1.8%)
  • Other race (1.7%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

Ancestries: German (8.6%), Irish (8.1%), English (6.9%), United States (5.2%), Italian (3.5%), French (2.0%).

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 53.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Norfolk

  • High school or higher: 78.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 19.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Norfolk city

  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 40.6%
  • Separated: 5.3%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

5.0% Foreign born (2.5% Asia, 1.2% Latin America, 0.9% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -26,771 (-10.3%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Norfolk:

  • BON SECOURS – DEPAUL MEDICAL CENTER (150 KINGSLEY LANE)
  • CHILDREN’S HOSP KING’S DAUGHTERS (601 CHILDREN’S LANE)
  • HOSPITAL FOR EXTENDED RECOVERY (600 GRESHAM DRIVE SUITE 700)
  • LAKE TAYLOR HOSP (1309 KEMPSVILLE RD)
  • NORFOLK PSYCHIATRIC CENTER (860 KEMPSVILLE RD)
  • SENTARA LEIGH HOSPITAL (830 KEMPSVILLE RD)
  • SENTARA NORFOLK GENL HOSP (600 GRESHAM DR)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Norfolk:

  • NORFOLK NS (about 4 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: NGU)
  • NORFOLK INTL (about 5 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: ORF)
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 14 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Abbreviation: LFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Norfolk:

  • HAMPTON ROADS EXECUTIVE (about 15 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: PVG)
  • CHESAPEAKE REGIONAL (about 17 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: CPK)
  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 23 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Abbreviation: PHF)
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.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Norfolk:

  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 13,330; Location: 5215 HAMPTON BLVD; Public; Website: www.odu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 11,042; Location: 121 COLLEGE PL; Public)
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,820; Location: 700 PARK AVE; Public; Website: www.nsu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • VIRGINIA WESLEYAN COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,204; Location: 1584 WESLEYAN DR; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.VWC.EDU)
  • EASTERN VIRGINIA MEDICAL SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 690; Location: BOX 1980; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.evms.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY-NORFOLK (Full-time enrollment: 592; Location: 2428 ALMEDA AVE STE 316-318; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.jwu.edu)
  • TIDEWATER TECH (Full-time enrollment: 452; Location: 7020 NORTH MILITARY HIGHWAY; Private, for-profit)
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 325; Location: 863 GLENROCK RD STE 100; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • SENTARA NORFOLK GENERAL HOSPITAL SCH OF HLTH PROFS (Full-time enrollment: 71; Location: 600 GRESHAM DR JENKINS HALL; Private, not-for-profit)
  • GHENT BEAUTY ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 66; Location: 2811 LaFayette Blvd.; Private, for-profit; Website: [email protected])
  • WARDS CORNER BEAUTY ACADEMY (Full-time enrollment: 55; Location: 216 E LITTLE CREEK RD; Private, for-profit)
  • HAMPTON ROADS SCHOOL OF HAIR TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 52; Location: 3535F TIDEWATER DR; Private, for-profit)
  • NORFOLK PUBLIC SCHOOLS SKILLS CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 51; Location: 922 W 21ST ST; Public; Website: www.nps.k12.va.us/schools/skillscenter/index.html)
  • CENTRAL SCHOOL OF PRAC NRS AT NORFOLK TECH VOC CTR (Full-time enrollment: 29; Location: 1330 N MILITARY HWY; Public)
  • VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF POLYGRAPH (Location: 7909 BROOKFIELD RD; Private, for-profit)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Norfolk:

  • ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 9 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,083)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 11 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,249)
  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,884)
  • CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,432)
  • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (about 45 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 7,133)
  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 82 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,641)
  • JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 88 miles; CHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,520)

Schools

Public high schools in Norfolk:

  • GRANBY HIGH (Students: 2,304; Location: 7101 GRANBY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MAURY HIGH (Students: 2,054; Location: 322 SHIRLEY AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LAKE TAYLOR HIGH (Students: 1,547; Location: 1384 KEMPSVILLE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NORVIEW HIGH (Students: 1,510; Location: MIDDLETON PLACE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • B. T. WASHINGTON HIGH (Students: 1,389; Location: 1111 PARK AVE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • GOVERNOR SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS (Location: 1335 W. 43RD STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in Norfolk:

  • NORFOLK ACADEMY (Students: 1,185; Location: 1585 WESLEYAN DRIVE; Grades: KG – 12)
  • NORFOLK COLLEGIATE SCHOOL (Students: 805; Location: 7336 GRANBY STREET; Grades: KG – 12)
  • NORFOLK CHRISTIAN DISCOVERY CT (Students: 614; Location: GRANBY – SEEKLE STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
  • NORFOLK CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 518; Location: 255 THOLE STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
  • RYAN ACADEMY OF NORFOLK (Students: 106; Location: 844 JEROME AVENUE; Grades: KG – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Norfolk:

  • BLAIR MIDDLE (Students: 1,278; Location: 730 SPOTSWOOD AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHSIDE MIDDLE (Students: 1,229; Location: 8720 GRANBY ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORVIEW MIDDLE (Students: 1,163; Location: 6325 SEWELLS POINT RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • RUFFNER MIDDLE (Students: 1,066; Location: 610 MAY AVE.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LAKE TAYLOR MIDDLE (Students: 1,019; Location: 1380 KEMPSVILLE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LAFAYETTE-WINONA MIDDLE (Students: 973; Location: 1701 ALSACE AVE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • AZALEA MIDDLE (Students: 869; Location: 7721 AZALEA GARDENS RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BAY VIEW ELEM. (Students: 785; Location: 1434 BAY VIEW BLVD; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ROSEMONT MIDDLE (Students: 778; Location: 1330 BRANCH RD.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SHERWOOD FOREST ELEM. (Students: 738; Location: 3035 SHERWOOD FOREST LN; Grades: PK – 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Norfolk:

  • ST PIUS X SCHOOL (Students: 453; Location: 7800 HALPRIN DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CHRIST THE KING ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 372; Location: 3401 TIDEWATER DRIVE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • CALVARY ACADEMY OF THE KING (Students: 280; Location: 2331 E. LITTLE CREEK RD.; Grades: PK – 8)
  • HOLY TRINITY PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 154 W. GOVERNMENT AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FIRST PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL (Students: 176; Location: 820 COLONIAL AVENUE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • JUNIOR ACADEMY CHRISTIAN SCHOO (Students: 158; Location: 969 PHILPOTTS RD; Grades: PK – 5)
  • TOWN – COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 1421 KEMPSVILLE ROAD; Grades: PK – 4)
  • ST MARY ACADEMY ELEM SCH (Students: 132; Location: 921 HOLT STREET; Grades: PK – 5)
  • FAITH ACA SCH OF EXCELLENCE (Students: 124; Location: 1010 E. 26TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GHENT MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 123; Location: 610 MOWBRAY ARCH; Grades: PK – 6)

Libraries

Library in Norfolk:

  • NORFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,172,773; Location: 301 EAST CITY HALL AVENUE; 1,053,143 books; 10,951 audio materials; 11,578 video materials; 1,783 serial subscriptions)