What is the current population of Norfolk?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Norfolk is 242,742. Norfolk, Virginia is the 92nd largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Norfolk?

The peak population of Norfolk was in 1970, when its population was 307,951. In 1970, Norfolk was the 47th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 92nd largest city in the US. Norfolk is currently 21.2% smaller than it was in 1970.

How quickly is Norfolk growing?

Norfolk has grown 3.6% since the 2000. Norfolk, Virginia's growth is below average. 76% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Norfolk the biggest city in Virginia?

No, Norfolk is the 3rd largest city in the state of Virginia. The biggest city, Virginia Beach, is 1.9x bigger than Norfolk.

What county is Norfolk, Virginia in?

Norfolk is located entirely in Norfolk city.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 242,742 92
2018 244,076 91
2017 244,703 88
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
82 Madison, Wisconsin 259,680 23.6%
83 Lubbock, Texas 258,862 29.2%
84 Scottsdale, Arizona 258,069 26.3%
85 Reno, Nevada 255,601 38.9%
86 Buffalo, New York 255,284 -12.6%
87 Gilbert, Arizona 254,114 116.6%
88 Glendale, Arizona 252,381 13.7%
89 North Las Vegas, Nevada 251,974 113.5%
90 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 247,945 22.6%
91 Chesapeake, Virginia 244,835 22.2%
92 Norfolk, Virginia 242,742 3.6%
93 Fremont, California 241,110 18.0%
94 Garland, Texas 239,928 11.0%
95 Irving, Texas 239,798 24.9%
96 Hialeah, Florida 233,339 3.1%
97 Richmond, Virginia 230,436 16.5%
98 Boise City, Idaho 228,959 17.0%
99 Spokane, Washington 222,081 12.7%
100 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 220,236 -3.5%
101 Tacoma, Washington 217,827 12.3%
102 San Bernardino, California 215,784 14.1%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
44 Virginia Beach 449,974 5.4%
91 Chesapeake 244,835 22.2%
92 Norfolk 242,742 3.6%
97 Richmond 230,436 16.5%
144 Newport News 179,225 -0.5%
159 Alexandria 159,428 23.1%
203 Hampton 134,510 -8.1%

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