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Census shows city population up 11.5% 

Suffolk’s population has grown by more than 11% over the past decade, U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday show.

The city added nearly 10,000 people in the last 10 years, going from 84,585 people in 2010 to 94,324 in 2020, an increase of 11.5%. Neighboring Isle of Wight County grew by 9.5%.

Only Chesapeake grew by a higher percentage of people in South Hampton Roads than did Suffolk, as Southampton County, Surry County and Franklin all saw population declines ranging from three to seven percent.

The city is 47.4% White, 42.1% Black or African American and 4.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 92.7% of housing units in the city are occupied.

Statewide, population grew by 7.9% from 8,001,024 in 2010 to 8,631,393 in 2020.

This story will be updated. 

U.S. Census Bureau information for Suffolk

Total population 2020: 94,324 (up from 84,585 in 2010)

% White alone: 47.4% (44,723)

% Black or African-American alone: 42.1% (39,701)

% 2 or more races: 6.5% (6,130)

% Hispanic or Latino alone: 4.5% (4,252)

% Asian alone: 1.8% (1,708)

% Some other race alone: 1.7% (1,645)

% American Indian or Alaska Native alone: 0.4% (343)

% Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander alone: 0.1% (74)

% White alone or in combo: 53.0% (49,955)

% Occupied housing units: 92.7% (35,555 out of 38,364)

% Group quarters population: 1.7% (1,585)