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Suffolk is an independent city, in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk metro area.

The community was named for the county in England.

The latitude of Suffolk is 36.728N. The longitude is -76.583W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 73,515.


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Median household income
Local
$41,115
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Suffolk demographic reports
Suffolk is on the Nansemond River.
Birthplace of "Mr. Peanut"
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 399. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Peanut Fest - Oct. 11-14, 2007
  • Driver Days Fall Festival - Oct. 27-28, 2007
  • Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival - May 11-13, 2007
  • Nansemond Indian Tribal Pow Wow - Aug. 18-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Suffolk web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Great Dismal Swamp National Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Riddick's Folly, Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 83

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Suffolk demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Suffolk City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Norfolk-Virginia Beach area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 23434 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Suffolk residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Suffolk ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Suffolk was $18,836, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Suffolk residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Suffolk include Suffolk Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Suffolk, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $364.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,028.


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Libraries in Suffolk include Bennett's Creek Library Branch, Chuckatuck Library, Morgan Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Suffolk include Suffolk News-Herald

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Suffolk City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Suffolk political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Suffolk workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 42 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Suffolk between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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