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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Norfolk is a town in Nebraska with a population of 24,398. Norfolk is in Madison County. Living in Norfolk offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Norfolk there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Norfolk and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Norfolk are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$123,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$621
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%
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Norfolk Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    49
    283
  • Murder
    4
    6
  • Rape
    57
    41
  • Robbery
    37
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    246
    500
  • Theft
    1,564
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    103
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,401
National
$55,322
Children
21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    31%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
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Norfolk is an easy-going, friendly town and people are willing to help out one another. Although it is a smaller town, the people that live there all are very supportive of their school systems, private businesses, and local stores. Norfolk is still a growing community that is somewhat slacking some housing but is starting to expand to prevent that issue. There are many different school systems and religious options offered in Norfolk. The restaurants in Norfolk have good service most of the time and even have restaurants that are family owned and well supported by its community.
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I am employed in Norfolk, NE. It is a growing town with a population count of about 25,000. The town is heavily populated with hispanics, which has it's perks and unique challenges. The perks are there are wonderful restaurants that showcase their fantastic food and culture. The challenge is the language barrier of Spanish and English. It, overall, seems to be a safe town to live in and the chamber seems to work hard to continue to develop businesses.
Norfolk is a little/big town. There are only so many things offered here, but it is considered a hub for the area. Living in Norfolk provides a wide array of opportunities, but get used to the idea of people knowing you.