Newport News, VA 23608 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23608: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Newport News, VA 23608

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Newport News City County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.143, Longitude -76.539
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 837
  • PO Box Addresses: 558
  • Residential Addresses: 18,311
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 2,205
    • Single Family Addresses: 16,106

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Newport News, VA 23608 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 43,629
Daytime Population: Workers 6,201
Daytime Population: Residents 21,655
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 27,856
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 43,505
Population in Familes 35,596
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density2 4,071
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $55,556
Average Household Income $65,920
Per Capita Income $25,014


Total Housing Units 17,601 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,632 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,864 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,105 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $206,512
Average Home Value $224,487


Total Households 16,496
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 11,342
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 0.49% 0.44%
Households 0.34% 0.35%
Families 0.21% 0.25%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.81%

Newport News, VA 23608 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23608 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 # 34 96th
Population Density # 62 93rd
Diversity Index # 32 96th
Median Household Income # 345 60th
Per Capita Income # 486 44th

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