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Norfolk, Nebraska

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The location of Norfolk

Welcome to Norfolk ...

The city of Norfolk is located in Madison County.

The location of Norfolk has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Norfolk refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Norfolkian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Norfolk has a population of 24,434 people<3> (see below for details).

Norfolk was established in 1866.

The community of Norfolk is 1,540 feet [469 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Norfolk lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Norfolk: (402) & (531)<5>

The ZIP codes for Norfolk: 68701, 68702<6>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Norfolk had a population of 24,210 people (which is 69.42% of the total population of Madison County). This makes Norfolk the county's most populous community.

The population of Norfolk represents 1.33% of the population of Nebraska (which has 1,826,341 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 24,210 people, the population of Norfolk increased 2.95% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 23,516 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Norfolk had an population of 24,434 people. This is an increase of 0.93% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.9% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Norfolk.

Communities near Norfolk ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Norfolk and not the distance if you drove.<7>.

Community   2017
Battle Creek   [Map]   1,201   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hadar   [Map]   298   N   5 miles [8 km]
Hoskins   [Map]   290   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   2,359   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Meadow Grove   [Map]   293   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pierce   [Map]   1,729   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Norfolk.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Norfolk. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Norfolk. Our list includes 25 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Norfolk:

Websites for Norfolk ...

Official Website:

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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Norfolk, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Norfolk.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nebraska

About Madison County

About Nebraska

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Norfolk:

The official website for Madison County:

The official website for State of Nebraska:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Norfolk refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Norfolk may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Norfolk.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norfolk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (531) is an overlay for area code (402).

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<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Norfolk). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Norfolk or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Norfolk) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Norfolk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Norfolk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Norfolk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.0345, Longitude: -97.4220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Norfolk have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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