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Welcome to Suffolk ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Suffolk has a population of 92,108 people<1> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Suffolk.

The city of Suffolk is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Suffolk: (757)

Websites for Suffolk ...

Official Website: www.suffolk.va.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Suffolk had an population of 92,108 people. This is an increase of 8.89% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 44.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Suffolk had a population of 84,585 people.

The population of Suffolk represents 1.06% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 84,585 people, the population of Suffolk increased 32.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 63,677 people).

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

Adding Suffolk to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Suffolk in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Suffolk elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Suffolk on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Suffolk ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Suffolk - they are located in Mississippi, Montana, Prince Edward Island and Texas.

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

Communities near Suffolk ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Suffolk.

  • Chesapeake [Chesapeake City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesapeake
    • Chesapeake [Chesapeake City] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Suffolk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 244,835 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesapeake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesapeake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chesapeake<5>
  • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of Suffolk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 242,742 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<5>
  • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
    • Portsmouth [Portsmouth City] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Suffolk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 94,398 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portsmouth<5>
  • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithfield
    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Suffolk
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,475 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Franklin [Franklin City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Franklin City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Suffolk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,967 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<5>
    • Windsor [Isle of Wight County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [Isle of Wight County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Suffolk
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,758 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<5>
    • Bennett Harbor [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bennett Harbor
      • Bennett Harbor [Suffolk City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Suffolk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett Harbor
    • Charlton Village [Chesapeake City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlton Village
      • Charlton Village [Chesapeake City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Suffolk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlton Village
    • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chuckatuck
      • Chuckatuck [Suffolk City] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Suffolk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chuckatuck
    • Ames Cove [Suffolk City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ames Cove
      • Ames Cove [Suffolk City] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Suffolk
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ames Cove

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 Suffolk. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Suffolk.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Suffolk. 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 Suffolk.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Suffolk. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Suffolk.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Suffolk ...

Looking for more information about Suffolk? 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 Suffolk, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Suffolk.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Suffolk: www.suffolk.va.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Suffolk.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Suffolk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Suffolk) 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 Suffolk. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Suffolk

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suffolk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7282, Longitude: -76.5833    
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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