Latest Data (2016)
Population 245,115
Nationwide Rank 88

Quick Facts

Norfolk, Virginia is the 88th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Norfolk, Virginia is a city.

Norfolk, Virginia is currently 20.4% smaller than it was in 1970, the year of its peak recorded population.

Norfolk, Virginia's growth is below average. 71% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Norfolk, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
78 Durham, North Carolina 263,016 39.2%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 260,999 4.9%
80 Laredo, Texas 257,156 43.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 256,902 -12.0%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 252,551 20.2%
83 Lubbock, Texas 252,506 26.1%
84 Chandler, Arizona 247,477 37.8%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 246,645 20.7%
86 Glendale, Arizona 245,895 10.8%
87 Reno, Nevada 245,255 33.3%
88 Norfolk, Virginia 245,115 4.6%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 242,203 19.7%
90 North Las Vegas, Nevada 238,702 102.3%
91 Irving, Texas 238,289 24.1%
92 Chesapeake, Virginia 237,940 18.8%
93 Gilbert, Arizona 237,133 102.1%
94 Hialeah, Florida 236,387 4.5%
95 Garland, Texas 234,943 8.7%
96 Fremont, California 233,136 14.1%
97 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 227,715 -0.2%
98 Richmond, Virginia 223,170 12.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
43 Virginia Beach 452,602 6.1%
88 Norfolk 245,115 4.6%
92 Chesapeake 237,940 18.8%
98 Richmond 223,170 12.8%
135 Newport News 181,825 0.8%
163 Alexandria 155,810 20.3%
194 Hampton 135,410 -7.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 245,115 88
2015 246,393 86
2014 245,428 84
2013 246,139 81
2012 245,782 79
2011 243,610 78
2010 242,803 78
2009 233,333 82
2008 234,653 80
2007 236,051 79
2006 238,832 77
2005 237,487 75
2004 241,979 73
2003 240,781 73
2002 240,378 72
2001 234,781 74
2000 234,288 74
1990 261,250 62
1980 266,979 55
1970 307,951 47
1960 305,872 41
1950 213,513 48
1940 144,332 60
1930 129,710 62
1920 115,777 59
1910 67,452 82
1900 46,624 80
1890 34,871 88
1880 21,966 83
1870 19,229 75
1860 14,620 61
1850 14,326 47
1840 10,920 36