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Overview

Introduction to Norfolk, Nebraska

Norfolk, Nebraska, in Madison county, is 61 miles SW of Sioux City, Iowa and 93 miles NW of Omaha, Nebraska.

Norfolk History

Norfolk was initially explored by three scouts from a German Lutheran settlement in 1865. It is located on the banks of the Elkhorn River and was incorporated as a village in 1881. The city also served as the county seat of Madison county from 1867 to 1875, before it was shifted to nearby town of Battle Creek.

Norfolk and nearby Attractions

  • Elkhorn Valley Museum & Research Center
  • Norfolk Family History Center
  • Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest
  • Norfolk Arts Center
  • Gale D. Jones Fine Art Studio
  • Craft Gallery

Things To Do In Norfolk

The Elkhorn Valley Museum & Research Center and the Norfolk Family History Center may prove interesting to those hoping to learn more about the area’s history. Art galleries in the city include the Norfolk Arts Center and the Gale D. Jones Fine Art Studio, which showcase modern and traditional art and crafts. Local festivals include that Literature Festival and the Northeast Nebraska Ethnic Festival. The Eldorado Hills Golf Course and Norfork Country Club are popular among local golfers as well.

Norfolk Transportation

Karl Stefan Memorial is the nearest major airport.

Norfolk Higher Education

Northeast Community College and Nebraska Christian College are the local institutes of higher education. Wayne State College and the University of South Dakota are also nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,398
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+12,407
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married49.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,078
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,571
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,846

Wealth

Median Family Income$58,275
% Above Poverty Level83.6%
% Below Poverty Level16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$621
Median House Value$123,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.1%
Irish10%
English6.4%
Czech5.5%
Swedish4.4%
Danishn2.8%
Dutch2.3%
Norwegian2.1%
French Except Basque1.6%
Polish1.5%
Italian1.4%
Scottish0.9%
Welsh0.6%
Swiss0.3%
Russian0.3%
African0.2%
Canadian0.2%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Norfolk Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes68701
P.O. Box Zip Codes68702
Phone Area Codes402
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.03
Approximate Longitude-97.41

Norfolk Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNORFOLK AP
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp10 to 31 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp38 to 64 F
Annual Precip26.6 inches
StationMADISON 2 W
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp8 to 30 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp36 to 65 F
Annual Precip27.1 inches
StationOSMOND
Distance24.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp36 to 62 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp38 to 64 F
Annual Precip25.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Battle Creek1,264$83,403
Hadar273$80,208
Hoskins221$65,625
Madison2,634$49,688
Pierce1,963$63,355
Stanton1,672$65,000

Norfolk Public Libraries

Norfolk Public Library
308 W PROSPECT AVENUE
Norfolk, Nebraska
(402) 844-2100

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Norfolk Hospitals

Norfolk Regional Center
(Government - State)
1700 North Victory Rd
(402) 370-3400
Faith Regional Health Services
(Non-profit)
2700 West Norfolk Ave
(402) 371-4880
Faith Regional Health Services East Campus
(Non-profit)
1500 Koenigstein Ave
(402) 371-4880

Norfolk Public Schools

Envisions Level Iii School Prg
407 West Norfolk Avenue
ZIP: 68701
(402) 371-1147
Alternatives For Success Sch
1122 S 13th St, Po Box 139
ZIP: 68702
(402) 844-3515
Bel Air Elementary School
1101 N 18th St, Po Box 139
ZIP: 68702
(402) 644-2539
Primary
Total Enrollment 273
Eastern Learning Center
300 W Eisenhower Ave
ZIP: 68702
(402) 371-3454
Other
Grant Elementary School
1106 Philip Ave, Po Box 139
ZIP: 68702
(402) 644-2544
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Jefferson Elementary School
406 Cottonwood St, Po Box 139
ZIP: 68702
(402) 644-2546
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Lincoln Elementary School
310 S 3rd St, Po Box 139
ZIP: 68702
(402) 644-2550
Primary
Total Enrollment 229
Norfolk Jr High School
510 Pasewalk Ave, Po Box 139
ZIP: 68702
(402) 644-2516
Middle
Total Enrollment 601
Norfolk Middle School
1221 N First St, Po Box 139
ZIP: 68702
(402) 644-2569
Middle
Total Enrollment 609
Norfolk Senior High School
801 Riverside Blvd, Po Box 139
ZIP: 68702
(402) 644-2529
High
Total Enrollment 1274
Washington Elementary School
1205 S 2nd St, Po Box 139
ZIP: 68702
(402) 644-2557
Primary
Total Enrollment 254
Westside Elementary School
1703 Philip Ave, Po Box 139
ZIP: 68702
(402) 644-2561
Primary
Total Enrollment 239
Woodland Park Elementary Sch
611 Meadow Ln, Po Box 139
ZIP: 68702
(402) 644-2565
Primary
Total Enrollment 218

Norfolk Private Schools

Christ Lutheran School
511 S 5th St
ZIP: 68701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 265
Keystone Christian Academy
715 W Madison Ave
ZIP: 68701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 40
Lutheran High Northeast
2010 N 37th St
ZIP: 68701
Secondary
Total Enrollment 127
Norfolk Catholic High School
2300 W Madison Ave
ZIP: 68701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 654
Park Avenue Christian School
401 E Park Ave
ZIP: 68701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 50
Sacred Heart Elementary
2301 W Madison Ave
ZIP: 68701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 352
St Pauls Lutheran School
1010 Georgia Ave
ZIP: 68701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
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