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Norfolk is an independent city.
The community was named for the county in England.
The latitude of Norfolk is 36.846N. The longitude is -76.285W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 241,727.
The naval base was established here in 1917
Sections below provide additional information and links about Norfolk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Norfolk City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Norfolk-Virginia Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 23509 ZIP code.
9% of Norfolk residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Norfolk ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Norfolk was $17,372, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Norfolk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Norfolk include Berkley North Historic District, Downtown Norfolk Historic District, Ghent Historic District, West Freemason Street Area Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Norfolk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $449. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $973.
Libraries in Norfolk include Baron F. Black Homework Center, Blyden Branch, Horace D. Downing, Janaf Branch, Jordon-Newby Branch, Lafayette Branch, Larchmont Branch, Little Creek Branch, Norfolk Public Library, Park Place Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Norfolk include Virginian-Pilot
TV stations in Norfolk include WPXV, WTKR, WTVZ.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WHRO-FM., WHRV., WNSB.
Norfolk City supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Norfolk political report.
Norfolk restaurants taking online reservations include Kincaid's - Norfolk, Todd Jurich's Bistro ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Norfolk workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 44 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Norfolk between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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