Newport News, VA 23605 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23605: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Newport News, VA 23605

Acceptable Alternative
Hampton, VA 23605

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 460
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,694
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,055
  • County: Newport News City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.019, Longitude -76.438
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 23605 has segments in 2 Counties / Independent Cities (Hampton City, Newport News City).

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Newport News, VA 23605 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,584
Population in Households 14,485
Population in Familes 10,485
Population in Group Qrtrs 99
Population Density1 3,992
Diversity Index2 62


Total Households 6,465
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 3,615
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,050 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,802 (39.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,663 (52.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 585 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $153,617
Average Home Value $157,896


Median Household Income $39,200
Average Household Income $48,086
Per Capita Income $21,530
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.5%
Households 0.38% 0.44%
Families 0.22% 0.32%
Median Household Income   -0.49%
Per Capita Income   0.18%
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 23605 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23605 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 # 205 77th
Population Density1 # 65 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 109 88th
Median Household Income # 663 24th
Per Capita Income # 631 28th

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