Newport News, VA 23601 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23601: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Newport News, VA 23601

Not Acceptable, USPS
N N, VA 23601

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 831
  • Single Family Addresses: 10,544
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,164
  • County: Newport News City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.057, Longitude -76.461
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Newport News, VA 23601 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 26,762
Daytime Population: Workers 8,855
Daytime Population: Residents 13,511
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 22,366
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 26,240
Population in Familes 19,787
Population in Group Qrtrs 522
Population Density2 3,428
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $51,064
Average Household Income $64,553
Per Capita Income $27,824


Total Housing Units 12,187 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,704 (46.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,575 (45.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 908 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $196,477
Average Home Value $239,113


Total Households 11,279
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 6,716
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.64% 0.53%
Households 0.48% 0.44%
Families 0.35% 0.35%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Newport News, VA 23601 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23601 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 119 86th
Population Density # 83 91st
Diversity Index # 135 85th
Median Household Income # 448 49th
Per Capita Income # 373 57th

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