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Population (year 2000): 63,677. Estimated population in July 2005: 78,994 (+24.1% change)
Males: 30,410 (47.8%), Females: 33,267 (52.2%)

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Median resident age: 36.0 years
Median household income: $41,115 (year 2000)
Median house value: $107,300 (year 2000)

Suffolk, VA residents, houses, and apartments details

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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%).

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Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 400.0 square miles

Suffolk,

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%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: VA Norfolk, (26.0 miles pop. 234,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (246.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: VA (10.4 miles Windsor, VA Smithfield, (16.4 miles VA Portsmouth, (19.2 miles VA Chesapeake, (22.2 miles VA Franklin, (22.5 miles VA (22.8 miles Ivor, VA (23.7 miles Rushmere, News, VA Newport (24.4 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 741 buildings, average cost: $78,300
  • 1997: 683 buildings, average cost: $71,400
  • 1998: 759 buildings, average cost: $72,300
  • 1999: 815 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2000: 639 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2001: 1003 buildings, average cost: $104,500
  • 2002: 994 buildings, average cost: $106,700
  • 2003: 1108 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2004: 848 buildings, average cost: $139,500
  • 2005: 1090 buildings, average cost: $173,000

Latitude: 36.74 N, Longitude: 76.61 W

Area code: 757


Suffolk, Virginia business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.7%), Manufacturing (17.7%), Retail trade (11.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,883 (-12.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,309 (39.9%)


 

Crime in Suffolk by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002
Murders 2 3 5 4
    per 100,000 3.1 4.7 7.9 6.3
Rapes 28 19 31 24
    per 100,000 44.0 29.8 48.7 37.7
Robberies 156 108 106 110
    per 100,000 245.0 169.6 166.5 172.7
Assaults 203 215 247 292
    per 100,000 318.8 337.6 387.9 458.6
Burglaries 623 509 370 482
    per 100,000 978.4 799.3 581.1 756.9
Thefts 1,861 1,768 1,607 2,282
    per 100,000 2922.6 2776.5 2523.7 3583.7
Auto thefts 183 273 144 174
    per 100,000 287.4 428.7 226.1 273.3
366.4 336.4 314.6 383.1


Average climate in Suffolk, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Suffolk,

Suffolk-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/4/1967, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Suffolk city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/28/1984, a category 3 tornado 20.2 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Marquie Cooke - College basketball player (Colorado State Rams), Shawn Wiggins - College basketball player (South Carolina St Bulldogs).


Hospital/medical center in Suffolk:
  • LOUISE OBICI MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (2800 GODWIN BOULEVARD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Suffolk:
  • MARYVIEW MEDICAL CENTER/PORTSMOUTH GEN (about 20 miles; PORTSMOUTH, VA)
  • RIVERSIDE REHAB INSTITUTE (about 22 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)
  • NEWPORT NEWS GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Suffolk:
  • NORFOLK NS (about 27 miles; NORFOLK, VA; ID: NGU)
  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 28 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; ID: PHF)
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 29 miles; HAMPTON, VA; ID: LFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Suffolk:
  • SUFFOLK MUNI (about 6 miles; SUFFOLK, VA; ID: SFQ)
  • HAMPTON ROADS EXECUTIVE (about 13 miles; NORFOLK, VA; ID: PVG)
  • FRANKLIN MUNI-JOHN BEVERLY ROSE (about 21 miles; FRANKLIN, VA; ID: FKN)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Airports 1 $4,394 $52,728 2 $1,653
Streets and Highways 26 $42,300 $19,523 0 $0
Correction 1 $3,858 $46,296 0 $0
Firefighters 183 $795,662 $52,174 17 $30,334
Police - Other 19 $53,706 $33,919 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 66 $255,322 $46,422 13 $14,718
Other Government Administration 87 $309,644 $42,709 2 $2,950
Water Supply 45 $138,488 $36,930 0 $0
Transit 8 $16,468 $24,702 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1307 $3,846,700 $35,317 271 $163,184
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 550 $915,126 $19,966 261 $110,248
Local Libraries 15 $42,266 $33,812 8 $11,414
Other and Unallocable 34 $97,764 $34,504 0 $0
Financial Administration 54 $189,630 $42,140 11 $12,034
Sewerage 42 $143,001 $40,857 0 $0
Welfare 94 $332,220 $42,411 10 $13,491
Police Protection - Officers 168 $524,120 $37,437 2 $2,383
Parks and Recreation 25 $76,362 $36,653 61 $92,132
Solid Waste Management 33 $36,026 $13,100 0 $0
Health 236 $266,154 $13,533 0 $0
Totals for Government 2994 $8,089,211 $32,421 658 $454,541


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 (FT enrollment: 33; Location: 860 PORTSMOUTH BLVD; Private, for-profit)
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; FT enrollment: 4,432)
  • NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY (about 25 miles; NORFOLK, VA; FT enrollment: 5,820)
  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 3,884)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; HAMPTON, VA; FT enrollment: 5,249)
  • OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; NORFOLK, VA; FT enrollment: 13,330)
  • ECPI COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 33 miles; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; FT enrollment: 2,083)
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)
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)

Notable locations in Suffolk: Reids Ferry (A), Suffolk Golf Course (B), Harrell Siding (C), Stockley Landing (D), Milk Landing (E), Phillips Landing (F), Cathole Landing (G), Cedar Point Golf and Country Club (H), Bennetts Creek Marina (I), Trotman Wharf (J), Wilroy Industrial Park (K), Sleepy Hole Point Light (L), Sleepy Hole Golf Course (M), Sleepy Hole (N), Cox Landing (O), Daileys Store (P), Sandy Landing (Q), Ducks Store (R), Bradys Marina (S), Brick Kiln Landing (T).

Shopping Centers: Suffolk West Shopping Center (1), Suffolk Shopping Center (2), Suffolk Plaza Shopping Center (3), Holland Plaza Shopping Center (4).

Churches in Suffolk include: Church of God (A), Church of God in Christ (B), Pine Grove Church (C), Agud Athagnim Congregation (D), Pleasant Grove Church (E), Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (F), Pleasant Union Baptist Church (G), Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (H).

Cemeteries: Riddick Cemetery (1), Rawles Cemetery (2), Rabey Cemetery (3), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (4), Triangle Cemetery (5), Oliver Cemetery (6), Oak Lawn Cemetery (7).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Riddick Pond (A), Holy Neck Pond (B), Speights Run Reservoir (C), Western Branch Reservoir (D), Lake Prince (E), Godwins Millpond (F), Norfleet Pond (G), Sadler Pond (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jones Swamp (A), Moss Swamp (B), Quaker Neck Creek (C), March Swamp (D), Dragon Swamp (E), Deanes Branch (F), Shingle Creek (G), Council Swamp (H), Cohoon Creek (I).

Parks in Suffolk include: Lake Meade Landing Tennis Complex (1), Planters Park (2), Cyrpess Park (3), Colburn Park (4), Joyner Park (5), Tynes Park (6), Suffolk Historic District (7), Peanut Park (8), Lakeside Park (9).

Post offices: Crittenden Post Office (A), Suffolk Post Office (B), Driver Post Office (C), Holland Post Office (D), Whaleyville Post Office (E), Hobson Post Office (F), Chuckatuck Post Office (G).


Suffolk compared to Virginia state average:
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density significantly below state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Suffolk:
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WHKT (1650 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGPL (1350 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA URBAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WFOG (1050 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WCPK (1600 AM; 4 kW; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WINSTON-SALEM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Suffolk:
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WOWI (102.9 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSB (91.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY BOARD OF VISITORS)
  • WWSO-FM (92.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPTE (94.9 FM; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNOR (98.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WGH-FM (97.3 FM; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WWDE-FM (101.3 FM; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WYFI (99.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCMS-FM (100.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W291AE (106.1 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR TELECABLE, INC)
  • W271AD (102.1 FM; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)

TV broadcast stations around Suffolk:
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W05BQ (Channel 5; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • WNLO-CA (Channel 45; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WITD-CA (Channel 23; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJGN-CA (Channel 5; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)
  • W56CS (Channel 56; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WJHJ-LP (Channel 39; NEWPORT NEWS, ETC., VA; Owner: JBS, INC.)
  • W25CS (Channel 25; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: KM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W21AQ (Channel 21; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: THE UNION MISSION)

 

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