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Welcome to Norfolk ...
While we don't have a date for the founding of Norfolk, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
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 243,581 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 area code for Norfolk: (757)
The Pronunciation of Norfolk ..
We have heard more than one pronunciation for Norfolk:<4>
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 243,581 people. This is an increase of 0.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.92% 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 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 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.
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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Norfolk was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Norfolk on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Virginia (1911).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Norfolk.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Norfolk: www.norfolk.gov/
The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 22 Nov 2023