Newport News city, Virginia Population 2018

Newport News city, Virginia's estimated population is 179,388 with a growth rate of -1.22% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Newport News city, Virginia is the 11th largest county in Virginia.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017179,388-2,218-1.22%
2016181,6061,2180.68%
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%
2010180,92110,8766.40%
1990170,04525,14217.35%
1980144,9036,7264.87%
1970138,17724,51521.57%
1960113,66271,304168.34%
195042,3585,29114.27%
194037,0672,6507.70%
193034,417-1,179-3.31%
192035,59615,39176.17%
191020,2055702.90%
190019,6350.00%

Newport News city, Virginia Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White90,072
Black or African American73,309
Two or More Races8,651
Asian5,462
Some Other Race3,224
American Indian and Alaska Native538
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander350

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Newport News city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8%10% Male Population0%2%4%6%8%10% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Newport News city, Virginia Median Age

32.9


Total

31.3


Male

34.6


Female

Newport News city, Virginia Adults

There are 139,110 adults, (21,248 of which are seniors) in Newport News city, Virginia.

Newport News city, Virginia Age Dependency

54.2

Age Dependency Ratio

18.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Newport News city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

93,535

51.50%

Male

88,071

48.50%

Newport News city, Virginia Households and Families

Newport News city, Virginia Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Newport News city, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.6%29.4%
All49.4%50.6%
Male43.2%56.8%
Non Family38.4%61.6%
Female30.4%69.6%

49.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Newport News city, Virginia Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All69,2472.549.4
Non Family26,8641.2538.4
Married26,3723.2470.6
Female12,3753.3930.4
Male3,6363.3243.2

3.16

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

5.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Newport News city, Virginia Households

Newport News city, Virginia Education

Newport News city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,1563.59%
9th to 12th Grade8,3447.20%
High School Graduate32,19727.80%
Some College31,63427.32%
Associates Degree10,8479.37%
Bachelors Degree17,53715.14%
Graduate Degree11,0949.58%

Newport News city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White56,45452,85917,797
Black44,51038,6658,048
Hispanic8,0456,3091,122
Asian3,9952,786945
Multiple Races3,1962,958686
Other Race2,0451,724268
Native American35628156
Islander18618646

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 31.52%.

Newport News city, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,768$40,767$28,346
Less Than High School$19,380$23,059$16,870
High School Grad$27,267$32,774$21,432
Some College$32,989$41,104$27,470
Bachelors Degree$45,741$55,967$38,911
Graduate Degree$53,489$70,758$46,074

$33,768

Average Earnings

$40,767

Average Male

$28,346

Average Female

Newport News city, Virginia Language

Newport News city, Virginia Language by Age

Newport News city, Virginia Language

89.43% of Newport News city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 10.57% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.47% of the population.

Newport News city, Virginia Poverty

Newport News city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black71,64716,83423.50%
White75,8206,2408.23%
Hispanic14,0703,36523.92%
Multiple8,0351,28115.94%
Asian5,14797518.94%
Other2,99558419.50%
Native4688518.16%
Islander292279.25%

16.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.78%

Male Poverty Rate

17.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newport News city, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newport News city, Virginia is Hispanic, with 23.92% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newport News city, Virginia is White, with 8.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.33%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.61%.

Newport News city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.91%
High School14.91%
Some College9.55%
Bachelors or Greater3.69%

Newport News city, Virginia Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed29.60%
Female Unemployed29.24%
Female Employed8.81%
Male Employed6.10%

Newport News city, Virginia Income

Newport News city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$50,089$63,221
Families$59,079$73,198
Married Families$78,385$93,242
Non Families$35,284$44,130

Newport News city, Virginia Marital Status

Newport News city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Newport News city, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

Newport News city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Newport News city, Virginia Veterans

Newport News city, Virginia Veterans by War

20,350

Number of Veterans

16,478

Male Veterans

3,872

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Second Gulf War7,430
First Gulf War7,276
Vietnam5,351
Korea949
World War II433

Newport News city, Virginia Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 546,932
55 to 644,280
18 to 344,025
65 to 742,927
75+2,186

Newport News city, Virginia Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White10,98116.07%
Black8,09715.74%
Hispanic1,41916.18%
Other53525.05%
2 or More41510.05%
Asian2265.13%
Indian5814.95%
Hawaiian3820.88%

Newport News city, Virginia Veterans by Education

6.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newport News city, Virginia Employment Status

Newport News city, Virginia Employment by Age

68.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.6%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Newport News city, Virginia Employment by Race

Newport News city, Virginia Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Newport News city, Virginia

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Newport News1810391818257860.43%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990