Suffolk, VA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 63,677. Estimated population in July 2020: 78,994 (+24.1% change)
Males: 30,410 (47.8%), Females: 33,267 (52.2%)

Zip codes: 23432, 23433, 23434, 23435, 23436, 23437, 23438.

Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $41,115
Median house value: $107,300

Races in Suffolk:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.3%)
  • Black (43.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: United States (11.4%), English (10.3%), German (6.7%), Irish (6.2%), Italian (2.1%), French (2.0%).

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 400.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Suffolk

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Suffolk city

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

1.9% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +11,399 (+21.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Suffolk:

  • LOUISE OBICI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2800 GODWIN BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Suffolk:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Suffolk:

  • NORFOLK NS (about 27 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: NGU)
  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 28 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Abbreviation: PHF)
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 29 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Abbreviation: LFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Suffolk:

  • SUFFOLK MUNI (about 6 miles; SUFFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: SFQ)
  • HAMPTON ROADS EXECUTIVE (about 13 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Abbreviation: PVG)
  • FRANKLIN MUNI-JOHN BEVERLY ROSE (about 21 miles; FRANKLIN, VA; Abbreviation: FKN)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Suffolk:

  • LOUISE OBICI SCHOOL OF NURSING (Full-time enrollment: 90; Location: 1900 N MAIN ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • SUFFOLK BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 33; Location: 860 PORTSMOUTH BLVD; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Suffolk:

  • TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 11,042)
  • CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,432)
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,820)
  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,884)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,249)
  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 13,330)
  • ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 33 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,083)

Schools

Public high schools in Suffolk:

  • LAKELAND HIGH (Students: 1,950; Location: 214 KENYON RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NANSEMOND RIVER HIGH (Students: 1,657; Location: 3301 NANSEMOND PKWY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PRUDEN CENTER FOR INDUS/TECH (Location: 4169 PRUDEN BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Suffolk:

  • KING’S FORK MIDDLE (Students: 1,136; Location: 350 KINGS FORK RD.; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JOHN YEATES MIDDLE (Students: 842; Location: 4901 BENNETTS PASTURE RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • JOHN F. KENNEDY MIDDLE (Students: 821; Location: 2325 E WASHINGTON ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NORTHERN SHORES ELEM. (Students: 811; Location: 6701 RESPASS BEACH RD; Grades: KG – 05)
  • MACK BENN JR ELEM (Students: 715; Location: 1253 NANSEMOND PKWY; Grades: PK – 05)
  • KILBY SHORES ELEM. (Students: 692; Location: 111 KILBY SHORES DR; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ELEPHANT’S FORK ELEM. (Students: 680; Location: 2316 WILLIAM REID DR; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NANSEMOND PARKWAY ELEM. (Students: 633; Location: 3012 NANSEMOND PKWY; Grades: KG – 05)
  • DRIVER ELEM. (Students: 552; Location: 4270 DRIVER LN; Grades: 02 – 05)
  • OAKLAND ELEM. (Students: 538; Location: 5505 GODWIN BLVD; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle school in Suffolk:

  • FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (Students: 158; Location: POB 1266; Grades: PK – 5)

Libraries

Library in Suffolk:

  • SUFFOLK PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,307,122; Location: 443 WEST WASHINGTON STREET; 138,190 books; 4,425 audio materials; 210 serial subscriptions)