Suffolk city, VA

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2022 Population
94,856
1.7% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
38.5
0.785% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.43%
1.68% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$87,758
7.17% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$314,400
14.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Suffolk city, VA had a population of 94.9k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $87,758. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Suffolk city, VA grew from 93,268 to 94,856, a 1.7% increase and its median household income grew from $81,883 to $87,758, a 7.17% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Suffolk city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (41%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.11%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.77%).

None of the households in Suffolk city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.4% of the residents in Suffolk city, VA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Suffolk city, VA was $314,400, and the homeownership rate was 70.4%.

Most people in Suffolk city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Suffolk city, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Suffolk city, VA is home to a population of 94.9k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.85% of Suffolk city, VA residents were born outside of the country (3.65k people).

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.2k people) in Suffolk city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Suffolk city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Suffolk city, VA was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Suffolk city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.2k ± 346
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    38.9k ± 623
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.9k ± 840
4.82%
Hispanic Population
4.57k people

In 2022, there were 1.16 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.2k people) in Suffolk city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.82% of the people in Suffolk city, VA are hispanic (4.57k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Suffolk city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.85%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.65k people
3.79%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.54k people

As of 2022, 3.85% of Suffolk city, VA residents (3.65k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Suffolk city, VA was 3.79%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,447 ± 512
  2. Vietnam
    2,159 ± 248
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,064 ± 320

Suffolk city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Suffolk city, VA employs 44.4k people. The largest industries in Suffolk city, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,081 people), Manufacturing (5,521 people), and Retail Trade (4,440 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($81,964), and Utilities ($80,972).

Occupations

44.4k
2022 Value
± 1,573
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 4.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Suffolk city, VA grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 43.9k employees to 44.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Suffolk city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,041 people), Management Occupations (4,695 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,240 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Suffolk city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

44.4k
2022 Value
± 1,573
1.02%
1 Year growth
± 4.98%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Suffolk city, VA grew at a rate of 1.02%, from 43.9k employees to 44.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Suffolk city, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (7,081 people), Manufacturing (5,521 people), and Retail Trade (4,440 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Suffolk city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Suffolk city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$60,276
Median earning men ± $2,141
$41,899
Median earning women ± $2,404

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($87,425), Wholesale Trade ($83,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($73,648).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,665), Manufacturing ($54,286), and Construction ($53,421).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 842
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 374
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 325
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Suffolk County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (40.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.46%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Suffolk city, VA was $314,400 in 2022, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $273,600 to $314,400, a 14.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Suffolk city, VA is 70.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Suffolk city, VA have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Suffolk city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Suffolk city, VA is $87,758. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Suffolk city, VA was Census Tract 753.01 with a value of $156,635, followed by Census Tract 752.03 and Census Tract 752.02, with respective values of $148,932 and $138,523.

Property

$314,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,917
$25,584
Median Property Taxes
±$1,000

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Suffolk city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.4%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.4% of the housing units in Suffolk city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 753.01
  2. Census Tract 752.03
  3. Census Tract 752.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Suffolk city, VA was Census Tract 753.01 with a value of $156,635, followed by Census Tract 752.03 and Census Tract 752.02, with respective values of $148,932 and $138,523.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Suffolk city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$87,758
Median Household Income
± $3,707
36.3k
Number of Households
± 1,297

In 2022, the median household income of the 36.3k households in Suffolk city, VA grew to $87,758 from the previous year's value of $81,883.

The following chart displays the households in Suffolk city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Suffolk city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.94%)
  3. Carpooled (6.45%)

In 2022, 83% of workers in Suffolk city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.94%) and those who carpooled to work (6.45%).

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Commute Time

29.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Suffolk city, VA have a longer commute time (29.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Suffolk city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Suffolk city, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Suffolk city, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.43% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Suffolk city, VA (8.87k out of 94k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Suffolk city, VA is Black, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.9% of the population of Suffolk city, VA has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 10.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Suffolk city, VA see 1166 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1154 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2134 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 824 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,166 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Suffolk city, VA

Primary care physicians in Suffolk city, VA see an average of 1,166 patients per year. This represents a 1.04% increase from the previous year (1,154 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Suffolk city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 19.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.06%
Uninsured
43.9%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
10.3%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Suffolk city, VA declined by 5.81% from 6.44% to 6.06%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 61 in Suffolk city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.4% in Suffolk city, VA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.88% in Suffolk city, VA.

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