B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C-
  12. Commute
    A-

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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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    66
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    49
    41
  • Robbery
    33
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    320
    500
  • Theft
    1,894
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    74
    284

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 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.
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So many great caches in the Norfolk area. Three geoarts trails: Husker Trail with 74 caches, Johnny Carson Trail with 87 caches, and the Go Big Red Trail with 175 caches. Each of these trails have a wonderful mix of cache types and difficulties. Lots of lodging and camping available in the area as well with good food everywhere.
I grow up in Norfolk and it's a very safe and a thriving town. In my opinion I don't think Norfolk is boring. Norfolk has a ton of local coffee joints, shops and restaurants. We have a beautiful park, perfect for renting a kayak or going jogging and there is free weekly yoga classes. In the summer time Norfolk has Music In The Park on Thursdays and every summer they host Christian Cross Festival and Big Bang Boom. Now that I talked about what I like about Norfolk I want to talk about some of the things they could work on. Norfolk could use more diversity and it needs to better represent its minority population.