Newport News city, VA

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2022 Population
185,118
0.0265% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.1
0.59% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
7.02% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,355
10.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$233,400
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
84,879
0.864% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Newport News city, VA had a population of 185k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $63,355. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Newport News city, VA grew from 185,069 to 185,118, a 0.0265% increase and its median household income grew from $57,463 to $63,355, a 10.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newport News city, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (40.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (40.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.29%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.04%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.41%).

None of the households in Newport News city, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Newport News city, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newport News city, VA are Christopher Newport University (1,227 degrees awarded in 2022), Centura College-Newport News (178 degrees), and Riverside College of Health Careers (151 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Newport News city, VA was $233,400, and the homeownership rate was 47.6%.

Most people in Newport News city, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Newport News city, VA was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Sunset at the end of my street in Newport News, Virginia - over looking the James River.

Population & Diversity

Newport News city, VA is home to a population of 185k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.71% of Newport News city, VA residents were born outside of the country (14.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.6k people) in Newport News city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 75.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.94k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Newport News city, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Newport News city, VA was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newport News city, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    75.6k ± 397
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    75.1k ± 936
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.94k ± 966
9.88%
Hispanic Population
18.3k people

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.6k people) in Newport News city, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 75.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.94k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.88% of the people in Newport News city, VA are hispanic (18.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Newport News city, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.3k people
7.77%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14.4k people

As of 2022, 7.71% of Newport News city, VA residents (14.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newport News city, VA was 7.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,349 ± 734
  2. Vietnam
    3,866 ± 397
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,853 ± 549

Newport News city, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Newport News city, VA employs 84.9k people. The largest industries in Newport News city, VA are Manufacturing (11,588 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,521 people), and Retail Trade (9,286 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($73,106), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($66,250), and Public Administration ($60,347).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

84.9k
2022 Value
± 2,506
0.864%
1 Year growth
± 4.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newport News city, VA grew at a rate of 0.864%, from 84.2k employees to 84.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newport News city, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,919 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,555 people), and Management Occupations (7,070 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newport News city, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

84.9k
2022 Value
± 2,506
0.864%
1 Year growth
± 4.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newport News city, VA grew at a rate of 0.864%, from 84.2k employees to 84.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newport News city, VA, are Manufacturing (11,588 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,521 people), and Retail Trade (9,286 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newport News city, VA, though some of these residents may live in Newport News city, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,041
Median earning men ± $2,406
$34,093
Median earning women ± $1,212

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,265), Information ($62,679), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,686).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($47,360), Wholesale Trade ($45,919), and Manufacturing ($44,550).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,693
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,061
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 831
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Newport News County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (32.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.77%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Newport News city, VA awarded 1,614 degrees. The student population of Newport News city, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,265 male students and 2,966 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newport News city, VA are White (1,082 and 67.2%), followed by Black or African American (240 and 14.9%), Two or More Races (107 and 6.64%), and Hispanic or Latino (95 and 5.9%).

The largest universities in Newport News city, VA by number of degrees awarded are Christopher Newport University (1,227 and 76%), Centura College-Newport News (178 and 11%), and Riverside College of Health Careers (151 and 9.36%).

The most popular majors in Newport News city, VA are General Business Administration & Management (194 and 12%), General Psychology (146 and 9.05%), and General Biological Sciences (127 and 7.87%).

The median tuition costs in Newport News city, VA are $12,280 for private four year colleges, and $9,375 and $22,213 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Newport News city, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,231 (43.3% men and 56.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,231 students enrolled in Newport News city, VA, 43.3% men and 56.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,607 records, of which 55.3% were women and 44.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 194 degrees awarded
  2. 146 degrees awarded
  3. 127 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newport News city, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 194 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Newport News city, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,227 degrees awarded
  2. 178 degrees awarded
  3. 151 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Christopher Newport University with 1,227 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 621 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newport News city, VA, which is 0.625 times less than the 993 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,082 degrees mean that there were 4.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 240 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($16,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($6,050) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($3,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newport News city, VA was $233,400 in 2022, which is 0.828 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $204,900 to $233,400, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Newport News city, VA is 47.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Newport News city, VA have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newport News city, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Newport News city, VA is $63,355. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Newport News city, VA was Census Tract 318 with a value of $138,866, followed by Census Tract 320.01 and Census Tract 320.02, with respective values of $125,705 and $107,651.

In 2022, 18.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newport News city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.52%.

Property

$233,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,789
$35,931
Median Property Taxes
±$1,419

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newport News city, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

47.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.6% of the housing units in Newport News city, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 318
  2. Census Tract 320.01
  3. Census Tract 320.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newport News city, VA was Census Tract 318 with a value of $138,866, followed by Census Tract 320.01 and Census Tract 320.02, with respective values of $125,705 and $107,651.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Newport News city, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$63,355
Median Household Income
± $2,100
75.5k
Number of Households
± 2,216

In 2022, the median household income of the 75.5k households in Newport News city, VA grew to $63,355 from the previous year's value of $57,463.

The following chart displays the households in Newport News city, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newport News city, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.21%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.48%)

In 2022, 75.5% of workers in Newport News city, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.21%) and those who worked at home (7.48%).

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newport News city, VA have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Newport News city, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newport News city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.52%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newport News city, VA (26.1k out of 178k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newport News city, VA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.2% of the children was living in poverty in Newport News city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 456 in Newport News city, VA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 71.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.4% of the population of Newport News city, VA has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 8.39% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 8.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Newport News city, VA see 1810 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.72% decrease from the previous year (1880 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1218 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 558 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,810 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Newport News city, VA

Primary care physicians in Newport News city, VA see an average of 1,810 patients per year. This represents a 3.72% decrease from the previous year (1,880 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Newport News city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.2% under 18 years, 24.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.57%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
8.39%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
8.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newport News city, VA declined by 11.3% from 9.67% to 8.57%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65.7 in Newport News city, VA.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.4% in Newport News city, VA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.48% in Newport News city, VA.

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