B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A
Population
245,452

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$193,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$970
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%

Norfolk Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    301
    273
  • Murder
    11
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    185
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    447
    525
  • Theft
    3,064
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,480
National
$53,889
Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Norfolk is a great blend of a Southern city, with an urban flair and a little bit of the beach life! It was actually ranked the No. 1 place to visit in a very popular tourist magazine last year. With great scenery, food, beaches, and nightlife it is the perfect place to settle down. There's something do for everyone, especially those with families. Norfolk has a good blend of everything, with just the right touch of Southern Comfort to make anyone feel at home!
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Norfolk will always have a special place in my heart! During the four years that I spent living in this city, I watched Norfolk evolve into an artistic and fun-loving environment. One can appreciate the subtle beauty of the city's vintage architecture during the day, and look forward to the fun, quirky, and free-spirited nature that Granby Street's night life has to offer!
I would like for the School's to offer more lesson's on the history of all ethics dating back to the 1800's, to start teaching students from Kindergarten all the way through High Schools. I feel that the Department of Education has lost that good old loving feeling towards teaching also they are not paid for their worth! I believe with students being education in all aspects of diversity this is a start of racial divide!