Newport News city, Virginia Population 2019

Newport News city, Virginia's estimated population is 179,398 with a growth rate of -0.43% 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
2018178,626-772-0.43%
2017179,398-781-0.43%
2016180,179-769-0.42%
2015180,948-628-0.35%
2014181,5762560.14%
2013181,3201,2260.68%
2012180,094-4-0.00%
2011180,098-827-0.46%
2010180,92510,8806.40%
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
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

Newport News city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2019

Newport News city, Virginia Median Age

33.2


Total

31.6


Male

34.8


Female

Newport News city, Virginia Adults

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

Newport News city, Virginia Age Dependency

54.8

Age Dependency Ratio

18.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Newport News city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

93,177

51.54%

Male

87,598

48.46%

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
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

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 city, Virginia Education

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 city, Virginia 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 white people with a rate of 31.83%.

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 city, Virginia Language

Newport News city, Virginia Language by Age

Newport News city, Virginia Language

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

Newport News city, Virginia Poverty

Newport News city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newport News city, Virginia 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%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.08%
High School15.19%
Some College10.11%
Bachelors or Greater4.06%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.72%
Male Unemployed30.02%
Female Employed8.60%
Male Employed6.26%

Newport News city, Virginia Income

Newport News city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Marital Status

Newport News city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.6%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Newport News city, Virginia Marital Status by Race

Newport News city, Virginia Veterans

19,697

Number of Veterans

16,103

Male Veterans

3,594

Female Veterans

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

Newport News city, Virginia 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 city, Virginia Veterans by Education

6.88%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newport News city, Virginia Employment Status

67.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.3%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Newport News city, Virginia

  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