Norfolk, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Norfolk, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Norfolk is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Madison County at latitude 42.0345 and longitude -97.421. Madison County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,522 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Norfolk, but most people and references simply refer to it as Norfolk, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Norfolk indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Norfolk (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles.

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Norfolk, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 24,413
Population in Households 23,581
Population in Familes 18,131
Population in Group Qrtrs 832
Population Density1 2,284
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 10,093
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 6,123
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,955 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,138 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 746 ( 6.9%)
Median Home Value $123,148
Average Home Value $148,519


Median Household Income $44,463
Average Household Income $57,969
Per Capita Income $24,121
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.2% 0.27%
Households 0.43% 0.4%
Families 0.46% 0.31%
Median Household Income   3.27%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Norfolk, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norfolk to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 9 99th
Population Density1 # 23 96th
Diversity Index2 # 36 94th
Median Household Income # 376 35th
Per Capita Income # 339 42nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.