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Welcome to Norfolk ...
When the people of Norfolk refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Norfolkian<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Norfolk has a population of 11,961 people<3> (see below for details).
Norfolk was settled in 1795 and was incorporated in 1870.
Norfolk is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Norfolk lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Norfolk: (508) and (774)<5>
The ZIP code for Norfolk: 02056<6>
Websites for Norfolk ...
Official Website: www.virtualnorfolk.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Norfolk had an population of 11,961 people. This is an increase of 6.54% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.35% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Norfolk had a population of 11,227 people. This makes Norfolk the county's 21st most populous community.
The population of Norfolk represents 0.17% of the population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 167th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 11,227 people, the population of Norfolk increased 7.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 10,460 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Norfolk.
Communities Also Named Norfolk ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Norfolk - they are located in Colorado, Connecticut, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Norfolk.
Communities near Norfolk ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Norfolk.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Norfolk. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Norfolk.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Norfolk. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Norfolk.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Norfolk. See our Newspapers Page for Norfolk.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Norfolk ...
Looking for more information about Norfolk? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Norfolk, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Norfolk.
Adding Norfolk to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Norfolk in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Norfolk was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Norfolk on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Norfolk on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Norfolk: www.virtualnorfolk.org/
The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.org/
The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022