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Norfolk is a city in Madison County.

Originally the community was called Norfork for the north fork, but the post office changed the spelling. The name is still pronounced as if it were spelled the old way.

The latitude of Norfolk is 42.028N. The longitude is -97.416W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,522 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,061.


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Median household income
Local
$34,609
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Norfolk demographic reports
Norfolk is in the Elkhorn River Valley.
Settled in 1866 by German families from Ixonia and Watertown, WI
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 38. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Norfolk received national attention for September 2002 bank robbery, in which four bank employees and a customer were killed
Well-known residents have included:
· Johnny Carson, TV talk show host
Local festivals include:
  • Northeast Nebraska Ethnic Festival - June 8-9, 2007
  • Literature Festival - July 28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Norfolk web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Elkhorn Valley Museum & Research Center
Colleges and universities: Nebraska Christian College, Northeast Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Norfolk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 68701 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

45% of Norfolk residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Norfolk ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Norfolk was $16,990, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Norfolk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Norfolk festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Norfolk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $368.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $842.


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Libraries in Norfolk include Norfolk Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Norfolk include Norfolk Daily News

TV stations in Norfolk include KXNE.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KXNE-FM.

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Politics

Madison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Norfolk political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Norfolk workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 4 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 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Norfolk include Days Inn Norfolk, Holiday Inn Express, Norfolk Country Inn, Norfolk Lodge & Suites Clarion Coll, Ramada Inn, Super 8.

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