Suffolk is an independent city located in the Hampton Roads region of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2013 census, the population was 85,278 and the Median Income was $60,484. At 429 square miles, Suffolk is the largest city in Virginia by land area and the 11th largest in the country. With miles of waterfront property on the Nansemond and James Rivers, present day Suffolk was formed in 1974 after consolidating with Nansemond County and the towns of Holland and Whaleyville.
Historically significant, Suffolk’s Nansemond Indian tribe is largely credited with saving the first English settlers, at Jamestown, by sharing food and local farming principals. Suffolk’s farming is internationally ranked with the success of its pork and peanut industries.