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0.11% growth
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1.77% growth
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0.71% growth
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0.16% decline


The economy of Norfolk, VA employs 102,488 people. The economy of Norfolk, VA is specialized in Public Admin.; Accommodation & Food Service; and Construction, which employ respectively 1.96; 1.29; and 1.22 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Norfolk, VA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (13,385), Retail trade (12,181), and Accommodation & Food Service (10,641), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($52,534), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($45,781), and Utilities ($38,306).

Median household income in Norfolk, VA is $45,268. Males in Norfolk, VA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,582. The income inequality of Norfolk, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Norfolk, VA. In Norfolk city, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 25-34 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 98 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,302. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Norfolk, VA is from the county of Norfolk city, VA.

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Norfolk, VA is home to a population of 245,724 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Norfolk, VA is composed of 107,732 White residents (43.8%), 101,615 Black residents (41.4%), 18,244 Hispanic residents (7.42%), 8,225 Asian residents (3.35%), and 7,762 Two+ residents (3.16%). The most common foreign languages in Norfolk, VA are Spanish (11,524 speakers), Tagalog (3,327 speakers), and French (1,504 speakers), but compared to other places, Norfolk, VA has a relative high number of Tagalog (3,327 speakers), French (1,504 speakers), and German (772 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Norfolk, VA awarded 12,237 degrees. The student population of Norfolk, VA is skewed towards females, with 5,059 male students and 7,178 female students. Most students in Norfolk, VA are White (6,069 and 49.6%), followed by Black or African American (3,875 and 31.7%), Hispanic or Latino (676 and 5.52%), and Asian (458 and 3.74%). The largest universities in Norfolk, VA by number of graduates are Old Dominion University (5,430 and 44.4%), Tidewater Community College (4,252 and 34.7%), and Norfolk State University (1,206 and 9.9%). The most popular majors in Norfolk, VA are General Psychology (386 and 3.15%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (330 and 2.7%), and Registered Nursing (277 and 2.26%). The median tuition costs in Norfolk, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,330 and $22,815 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Norfolk, VA is $193,100, which is 0.94 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $193,400 to $193,100, a 0.16% increase. The homeownership rate of Norfolk, VA is 42.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Norfolk, VA have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Norfolk, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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