Norfolk, Virginia 

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Population

246,393

6% Decline

Unemployment Rate

5.3%

Median Income

$44,150

Avg. Home Price

$181,000

Best Places to Live in Norfolk, Virginia

Large-city complex - Southeast Virginia coast
Pros
-Nearby water recreation
-Educated population
-Stable economy
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Rising costs
-Air service

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Norfolk
Zip Codes: 23503, 23505, 23513, 23518, 23504, 23502, 23508, 23509, 23511, 23507, 14 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Norfolk is 5.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Norfolk jobs have decreased by 0.19%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Norfolk's cost of living is 2.40% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Norfolk's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Norfolk's population is 246,393 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -5.68%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 25 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Norfolk is $181,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.70%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Norfolk

It's a good time to buy in Norfolk. Home Appreciation is up 2.7% in the last 12 months. Browse Norfolk Real Estate.

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Reviews for Norfolk   39 Reviews
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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Norfolk - 7/7/2014
Great place to... Read More

Garbage - 4/30/2014
This place is horrible. Well, I tend to be negative, so I'll try to start with positive: spring time is nice. Ok, now on to the rest of the truth. Taxes. There are taxes... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN NORFOLK, VIRGINIA
23503, 23505, 23513, 23518, 23504, 23502, 23508, 23509, 23511, 23507, 14 total