Newport News City, Virginia Population 2021

Newport News City, Virginia's estimated population is 180,629 with a growth rate of 0.39% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Newport News City, Virginia is the 12th largest county in Virginia. The 2010 Population was 180,888 and has seen a growth of -0.14% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021180,6297020.39%
2020179,9277020.39%
2019179,2257020.39%
2018178,523-924-0.51%
2017179,447-762-0.42%
2016180,209-749-0.41%
2015180,958-564-0.31%
2014181,5222470.14%
2013181,2751,2190.68%
2012180,056-22-0.01%
2011180,078-810-0.45%
2010180,88810,8436.38%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.39%
2010 Population
180,888
Growth Since 2010
-0.14%
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Newport News City, Virginia Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White86,13247.94%
Black or African American73,78541.07%
Two or More Races9,2815.17%
Asian5,7733.21%
Some Other Race3,8802.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native4600.26%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3620.20%
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Newport News City, Virginia Population by Race

Newport News City, Virginia Population Pyramid $2021

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Newport News City, Virginia Median Age

33.5


Total

31.7


Male

35.3


Female

Newport News City, Virginia Adults

There are 137,970 adults, (22,744 of whom are seniors) in Newport News City, Virginia.

Newport News City, Virginia Age Dependency

55.9

Age Dependency Ratio

19.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Newport News City, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

92,813

51.66%

Male

86,860

48.34%

Newport News City, Virginia Population by Age

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

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Newport News City, Virginia Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.1%29.9%
All48.9%51.1%
Non Family38.5%61.5%
Male38.2%61.8%
Female30.8%69.2%

48.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Newport News City, Virginia Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All69,8352.4448.9
Non Family27,6321.2538.5
Married26,1373.2170.1
Female12,3543.2930.8
Male3,7123.0938.2

3.12

Average Family Size

2.44

Average Household Size

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Newport News City, Virginia Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4132.93%
9th to 12th Grade7,0856.08%
High School Graduate33,14228.46%
Some College29,86825.65%
Associates Degree12,33910.60%
Bachelors Degree19,25016.53%
Graduate Degree11,3469.74%
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Newport News City, Virginia Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Newport News City, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White54,55351,70418,078
Black46,08741,1268,725
Hispanic8,5746,8161,285
Asian4,3053,3801,446
2+ Races3,3283,232870
Other Race2,4922,038487
Native American366340123
Islander246246116

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 47.15%.

Newport News City, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,526$43,888$31,521
Less Than 9th Grade$26,394$30,143$16,684
High School Graduate$31,573$37,494$23,732
Some College$36,041$44,718$30,605
Bachelors Degree$46,699$59,722$40,344
Graduate Degree$59,856$75,896$51,307

$37,526

Average Earnings

$43,888

Average Male

$31,521

Average Female

Newport News City, Virginia Earnings by Educational Attainment

Newport News City, Virginia Language by Age

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Newport News City, Virginia Language

89.34% of Newport News City, Virginia residents speak only English, while 10.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.52% of the population.

Newport News City, Virginia Language

Newport News City, Virginia Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black71,80515,25021.24%
White71,5996,5549.15%
Hispanic14,9823,09520.66%
Multiple8,9061,08112.14%
Asian5,6011,04218.60%
Other3,75158415.57%

15.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.09%

Male Poverty Rate

16.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newport News City, Virginia

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newport News City, Virginia is Black, with 21.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newport News City, Virginia is White, with 9.15% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.33%.

Newport News City, Virginia Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.96%
High School15.29%
Some College10.43%
Bachelors or Greater5.44%

Newport News City, Virginia Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.76%
Male Unemployed25.27%
Female Employed8.71%
Male Employed5.05%

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

Newport News City, Virginia Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,215$68,792
Families$64,874$81,822
Married Families$86,206$104,229
Non Families$35,642$45,494
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Income by Household Type

Newport News City, Virginia Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

37.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Newport News City, Virginia Married by Age and Sex

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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 45-54.

Newport News City, Virginia Marital Status by Race

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Newport News City, Virginia Marital Status

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19,513

Number of Veterans

15,882

Male Veterans

3,631

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War7,552
First Gulf War6,604
Vietnam5,059
Korea646
World War II225

Newport News City, Virginia Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 546,232
55 to 644,641
18 to 343,539
65 to 742,932
75+2,169

Newport News City, Virginia Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,79715.00%
Black8,47516.25%
Hispanic1,26713.79%
2+ Races54613.10%
Other Race41916.20%
Asian1793.87%
Native American6516.88%
Islander3213.01%

Newport News City, Virginia Veterans by Race

Newport News City, Virginia Veterans by Education

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7.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newport News City, Virginia Veterans by Education

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67.1%

Labor Force Participation

57.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Newport News City, Virginia Employment by Age

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Newport News City, Virginia Employment by Race

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Newport News City, Virginia Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.05%

Born in Newport News City, Virginia

92.51%

Native Born

7.49%

Foreign Born

3.62%

Non Citizen

3.87%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.51% of Newport News City, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 50.05% having been born in Virginia. 3.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Newport News City, Virginia Place of Birth

  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

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