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, 2016)


Total Population 26,373
Population in Households 25,957
Population in Familes 19,624
Population in Group Qrtrs 416
Population Density1 3,428
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 11,177
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 6,667
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,129 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,854 (48.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,323 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 952 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $197,003
Average Home Value $239,973


Median Household Income $50,906
Average Household Income $63,703
Per Capita Income $27,497
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.76%
Households 0.66% 0.67%
Families 0.55% 0.6%
Median Household Income   -1.65%
Per Capita Income   1.01%
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 23601 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23601 to the other 873 ZIP Codes 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 # 120 86th
Population Density1 # 81 91st
Diversity Index2 # 148 83rd
Median Household Income # 432 51st
Per Capita Income # 356 59th

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