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Welcome to Norfolk ...

When the people of Norfolk refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Norfolkian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Norfolk has a population of 242,742 people<2> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Norfolk is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Norfolk lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Norfolk: (757)

The Pronunciation of Norfolk ..

We have heard more than one pronunciation for Norfolk:<4>

Nor-fik

Nah-fik

Websites for Norfolk ...

Official Website:   www.norfolk.gov/

Junior League:   www.jlnvb.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Norfolk had an population of 242,742 people (or an increase of 3.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Norfolk had a population of 242,803 people.

The population of Norfolk represents 3.03% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 242,803 people, the population of Norfolk increased 3.58% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 234,403 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, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Dakota and Texas.

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.

  • Virginia Beach [Virginia Beach City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia Beach
    • Virginia Beach [Virginia Beach City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Norfolk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 449,974 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginia Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginia Beach<6>
  • Chesapeake [Chesapeake City]
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    • Chesapeake [Chesapeake City] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Norfolk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 244,835 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesapeake<6>
  • Newport News [Newport News City]
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    • Newport News [Newport News City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Norfolk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 179,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport News
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport News<6>
  • Hampton [Hampton City]
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    • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Norfolk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 134,510 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Suffolk [Suffolk City]
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      • Suffolk [Suffolk City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Norfolk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92,108 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suffolk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suffolk<6>
    • Poquoson [Poquoson City]
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      • Poquoson [Poquoson City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Norfolk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquoson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquoson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquoson<6>
    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
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      • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Norfolk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<6>
    • Monticello Village [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello Village
      • Monticello Village [Norfolk City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Norfolk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello Village
    • Sussex [Norfolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sussex
      • Sussex [Norfolk City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Norfolk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sussex
    • Burtons [Virginia Beach City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burtons
      • Burtons [Virginia Beach City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Norfolk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burtons

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. Our list includes 160 papers. 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.

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Norfolk: www.norfolk.gov/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Norfolk.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Norfolk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Norfolk. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' 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, 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: 36.8582, Longitude: -76.2869    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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