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Newport News, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Newport News is the 6th largest city in Virginia with a population of 186,424 as of July 1, 2016. Newport News ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newport News is located at latitude 37.0762 and longitude -76.522 in Newport News (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newport News (see map below) encompass a land area of 68.86 sq. miles and a water area of 50.77 sq. miles. Newport News (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Newport News (GNIS ID: 1498555) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newport News population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newport News: New Port Newce, New Porte Newce, Newport Ness, Newport Newse, Newportes Newce, Newportes Newes, Newports News, Newport's News, Point Hope, Pointe Hope, Porte Newce, The New Port of the Newces.

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Newport News, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 186,424
Population in Households 177,994
Population in Familes 138,534
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,430
Population Density1 2,708
Diversity Index2 67


Total Households 72,067
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 45,386
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 78,811 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 35,590 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,478 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,744 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $202,477
Average Home Value $237,436


Median Household Income $50,686
Average Household Income $63,827
Per Capita Income $25,788
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.5%
Households 0.31% 0.44%
Families 0.17% 0.35%
Median Household Income   -1.72%
Per Capita Income   0.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Newport News, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newport News to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 104 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 83 86th
Median Household Income # 275 54th
Per Capita Income # 290 51st

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