Newport News, Virginia Population 2019

Newport News, Virginia's estimated population is 179,388 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Newport News, Virginia is the 5th largest city in Virginia based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

The population density is 2596.49 people/mi² (1002.51 people/km²), with a household density of 432.78 people/km² (1120.91 people/mi²).

The overall median age is 33.2 years, 31.6 years for males, and 34.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 77,442 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.9%, with a median rent of $985/month. The median house has 5.3 rooms, and has a value of $189,300.

The median income for households in Newport News, Virginia is $51,082, while the mean household income is $64,565. The per capita income is $, and % of families and % of individuals are below the federal poverty line. % of those under 18 are in poverty, and % of those 65 years or older.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017179,388-1,000-0.55%
2016180,388-695-0.38%
2015181,083-570-0.31%
2014181,6532890.16%
2013181,3641,2640.70%
2012180,100-35-0.02%
2011180,135-786-0.43%
2010180,9217710.04%
2000180,15010,1050.58%
1990170,04525,1421.61%
1980144,9036,7260.48%
1970138,17724,5151.97%
1960113,66271,30410.37%
195042,3585,2911.34%
194037,0672,6500.74%
193034,417-1,179-0.34%
192035,59615,3915.83%
191020,2055700.29%
190019,63515,18616.01%
18904,4490.00%

Population by Race

Race Population
White88,669
Black or African American73,509
Two or More Races8,764
Asian5,790
Some Other Race3,244
American Indian and Alaska Native469
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander330

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Newport News Va Population Pyramid 2019

2,0004,0006,0008,000 Male Population2,0004,0006,0008,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Newport News Va Median Age

33.2


Total

31.6


Male

34.8


Female

Newport News Va Adults

There are 138,582 adults, (21,787 of whom are seniors) in Newport News Va.

Newport News Va Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Newport News Va Sex Ratio

Female

93,177

51.54%

Male

87,598

48.46%

Newport News Va Households and Families

Newport News Va Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Newport News Va Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married71.1%28.9%
All50%50%
Male39.4%60.6%
Non Family38.9%61.1%
Female31.6%68.4%

50.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Newport News Va Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All68,6652.5150
Married26,4413.2371.1
Non Family26,3801.2638.9
Female12,0443.3731.6
Male3,8003.3939.4

3.16

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Newport News Va Households

Newport News Va Education

Newport News Va Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,8713.34%
9th to 12th Grade8,5887.41%
High School Graduate32,29627.85%
Some College31,15726.87%
Associates Degree11,2899.73%
Bachelors Degree17,72715.29%
Graduate Degree11,0449.52%

Newport News Va Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White55,78352,22417,757
Black44,84538,9027,930
Hispanic8,2846,7211,325
Asian4,2202,919980
Multiple Races3,2583,047749
Other Race2,0371,738360
Native American35528963
Islander15015045

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 31.83%.

Newport News Va Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,035$41,199$29,436
Less Than High School$20,339$24,457$16,932
High School Grad$28,631$34,149$21,856
Some College$34,185$41,561$28,099
Bachelors Degree$46,343$60,389$39,410
Graduate Degree$55,685$74,718$47,177

$35,035

Average Earnings

$41,199

Average Male

$29,436

Average Female

Newport News Va Language

Newport News Va Language by Age

Newport News Va Language

89.29% of Newport News Va residents speak only English, while 10.71% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.27% of the population.

Newport News Va Poverty

Newport News Va Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black71,68917,19723.99%
White74,3286,1288.24%
Hispanic14,3473,68125.66%
Multiple8,2381,26515.36%
Asian5,4791,11320.31%
Other2,99144414.84%
Islander2552911.37%
Native406153.69%

16.42%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.15%

Male Poverty Rate

17.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newport News Va

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newport News Va is Hispanic, with 25.66% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newport News Va is Native, with 3.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.39%.

Newport News Va Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.08%
High School15.19%
Some College10.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.06%

Newport News Va Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.72%
Male Unemployed30.02%
Female Employed8.60%
Male Employed6.26%

Newport News Va Income

Newport News Va Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,082$64,565
Families$60,635$75,064
Married Families$79,750$95,362
Non Families$35,591$44,509

Newport News Va Marital Status

Newport News Va Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Newport News Va Married by Age and Sex

Newport News Va Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Newport News Va Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Newport News Va Veterans

Newport News Va Veterans by War

19,697

Number of Veterans

16,103

Male Veterans

3,594

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
First Gulf War7,040
Second Gulf War7,039
Vietnam5,384
Korea810
World War II357

Newport News Va Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 546,611
55 to 644,366
18 to 343,579
65 to 743,030
75+2,111

Newport News Va Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,27215.22%
Black8,19015.92%
Hispanic1,51417.06%
Other51424.04%
2 or More3678.85%
Asian2074.44%
Indian9926.76%
Hawaiian4830.00%

Newport News Va Veterans by Education

6.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newport News Va Employment Status

Newport News Va Employment by Age

67.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Newport News Va Employment by Race

Newport News Va Employment by Education

Newport News Va Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

50.34%

Born in Virginia

92.74%

Native Born

7.26%

Foreign Born

3.38%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

92.74% of Newport News Va residents were born in the United States, with 50.34% having been born in Virginia. 3.38% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.