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1.02% growth
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1.42% growth
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0.55% growth


The economy of Suffolk, VA employs 40,152 people. The economy of Suffolk, VA is specialized in Public Admin.; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 2.01; 1.74; and 1.33 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Suffolk, VA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,090), Manufacturing (5,176), and Retail trade (4,641), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($61,875), Utilities ($60,208), and Transportation & Warehousing ($42,006).

Median household income in Suffolk, VA is $65,435. Males in Suffolk, VA have an average income that is 1.53 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,442. The income inequality of Suffolk, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.437 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Suffolk, VA. In Suffolk city, VA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 92 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,511. Petersburg city, VA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Virginia.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Suffolk, VA is from the county of Suffolk city, VA.

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Suffolk, VA is home to a population of 87,061 people, from which 98.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Suffolk, VA is composed of 43,568 White residents (50%), 36,016 Black residents (41.4%), 3,265 Hispanic residents (3.75%), 2,517 Two+ residents (2.89%), and 1,392 Asian residents (1.6%). The most common foreign languages in Suffolk, VA are Spanish (1,723 speakers), Tagalog (229 speakers), and German (215 speakers), but compared to other places, Suffolk, VA has a relative high number of German (215 speakers), Other Indo-European (105 speakers), and Gujarati (70 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Suffolk, VA awarded 21 degrees. The student population of Suffolk, VA is skewed towards females, with 1 male students and 20 female students. Most students in Suffolk, VA are Black or African American (15 and 71.4%), followed by White (4 and 19%), Asian (2 and 9.5%), and Two or more races (0 and N/A). The largest universities in Suffolk, VA by number of graduates are Suffolk Beauty Academy (21 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Suffolk, VA are General Cosmetology (21 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Suffolk, VA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Suffolk, VA is $236,600, which is 1.15 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $235,300 to $236,600, a 0.55% increase. The homeownership rate of Suffolk, VA is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Suffolk, VA have an average commute time of 26.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Suffolk, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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