Norfolk, VA 

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+1.8% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

91.4 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

6.6 / 6.7

summer / winter

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Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, Virginia is a beautiful coastal city that offers something for everyone. Enjoy the pleasant temperate climate while exploring its many attractions such as its historic waterfront, old-fashioned downtown district, diverse shopping centers and delicious restaurants. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the many parks and trails nearby while the nightlife is full of fun activities. From cultural events to beach trips, there's always something fun to do in Norfolk! Large-city complex - Southeast Virginia coast.
Zip Codes: 23503, 23518, 23513, 23505, 23504, 23508, 23502, 23511, 23509, 23523, 14 total
Cost of Living: -8.6% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level
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Nearby water recreation
Educated population
Stable economy
Growth and sprawl
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What Bert Has To Say About Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metro Area

This complex area straddles the waterway known as Hampton Roads, a large bay that empties into the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest metropolitan area in the state in terms of population, and offers an interesting mix of urban, suburban, waterfront and inland environments. The cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth are to the south of the waterway, with the large and rapidly growing Virginia Beach located a few miles to the east along the Atlantic Shore. Hampton and Newport News lie to the north across a long bridge-tunnel connection. The natural harbor makes for one of the best ports on the East Coast, and shipping and shipbuilding activity are paramount, along with fishing and seaport-related commerce.


The unemployment rate in Norfolk is 7.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Norfolk jobs have increased by 1.3%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Norfolk's cost of living is 8.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Norfolk's Cost of Living

May, October and September are the most pleasant months in Norfolk, while July and January are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Norfolk city county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 71.7% to 26.1%. More Voting Stats

Norfolk's population is 238,556 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.5%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 21.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Norfolk is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.6%.

Norfolk public schools spend $11,467 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in Norfolk. More Education

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Housing Market in Norfolk

It's a good time to buy in Norfolk. Home Appreciation is up 8.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Norfolk is .

Reviews for Norfolk   41 Reviews
Norfolk is a great place to live. - 1/28/2019
I've lived in Norfolk for most of my life, and I love it here. I love the maker scene, and the new breweries. The arts scene, especially the theater side is always... Read More

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Year 2018 - 7/24/2018
I have lived in Norfolk VA for 11 months and,I cant wait to leave.It is full of crime ,homeless and undeveloped city.Public transportation is terrible and its wet and... Read More

It's a harbor town - 7/18/2018
I was born in Norfolk, and lived in Norfolk and Virginia Beach until my early 20s. Here are 10 things that are 100% true about Norfolk you may have heard before: 1) It's... Read More

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23503, 23518, 23513, 23505, 23504, 23508, 23502, 23511, 23509, 23523, 14 total


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