Latest Data (2017)
Population 244,703
Nationwide Rank 88

Quick Facts

Norfolk, Virginia is the 88th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Norfolk, Virginia is a city.

Norfolk, Virginia is currently 20.5% smaller than it was in 1970, the year of its peak recorded population.

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

Norfolk, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
78 Fort Wayne, Indiana 265,904 4.7%
79 St. Petersburg, Florida 263,255 5.8%
80 Laredo, Texas 260,654 45.2%
81 Buffalo, New York 258,612 -11.4%
82 Madison, Wisconsin 255,214 21.4%
83 Lubbock, Texas 253,888 26.7%
84 Chandler, Arizona 253,458 41.1%
85 Scottsdale, Arizona 249,950 22.3%
86 Reno, Nevada 248,853 35.2%
87 Glendale, Arizona 246,709 11.2%
88 Norfolk, Virginia 244,703 4.4%
89 Winston-Salem, North Carolina 244,605 20.9%
90 North Las Vegas, Nevada 242,975 105.9%
91 Gilbert, Arizona 242,354 106.5%
92 Chesapeake, Virginia 240,397 20.0%
93 Irving, Texas 240,373 25.2%
94 Hialeah, Florida 239,673 5.9%
95 Garland, Texas 238,002 10.1%
96 Fremont, California 234,962 15.0%
97 Richmond, Virginia 227,032 14.8%
98 Boise City, Idaho 226,570 15.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
44 Virginia Beach 450,435 5.6%
88 Norfolk 244,703 4.4%
92 Chesapeake 240,397 20.0%
97 Richmond 227,032 14.8%
139 Newport News 179,388 -0.4%
161 Alexandria 160,035 23.6%
202 Hampton 134,669 -8.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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