Newport News city, Virginia Population 2020

Newport News city, Virginia's estimated population is 177,082 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
2020177,082-772-0.43%
2019177,854-772-0.43%
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 by Race

Race Population Percentage
White87,02648.31%
Black or African American73,72540.93%
Two or More Races9,1785.09%
Asian5,6953.16%
Some Other Race3,7292.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native4260.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3660.20%

Newport News city, Virginia Population Pyramid 2020

Newport News city, Virginia Median Age

33.3


Total

31.6


Male

35


Female

Newport News city, Virginia Adults

There are 138,301 adults, (22,294 of whom are seniors) in Newport News city, Virginia.

Newport News city, Virginia Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

19.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Newport News city, Virginia Sex Ratio

Female

92,924

51.58%

Male

87,221

48.42%

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%29%
All49.1%50.9%
Non Family37.7%62.3%
Male37.3%62.7%
Female29.4%70.6%

49.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All69,3242.4749.1
Non Family27,2991.2637.7
Married26,7173.2271
Female11,6333.3329.4
Male3,6753.2437.3

3.15

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Newport News city, Virginia Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,7263.20%
9th to 12th Grade7,7676.68%
High School Graduate33,25628.61%
Some College30,29026.05%
Associates Degree11,5799.96%
Bachelors Degree18,77416.15%
Graduate Degree10,8669.35%

Newport News city, Virginia Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White55,09152,18718,098
Black45,62540,2027,950
Hispanic8,3736,5761,412
Asian4,2262,8881,061
Multiple Races3,2863,131944
Other Race2,4942,062574
Native American35530387
Islander19119185

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 44.50%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,947$42,385$30,196
Less Than High School$24,040$27,598$15,660
High School Grad$30,247$35,794$22,772
Some College$34,883$45,383$28,403
Bachelors Degree$45,928$60,696$40,703
Graduate Degree$56,597$76,302$47,975

$35,947

Average Earnings

$42,385

Average Male

$30,196

Average Female

Newport News city, Virginia Language

Newport News city, Virginia Language by Age

Newport News city, Virginia Language

89.68% of Newport News city, Virginia residents speak only English, while 10.32% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.25% of the population.

Newport News city, Virginia Poverty

Newport News city, Virginia Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black71,68115,93722.23%
White72,7536,1168.41%
Hispanic14,6043,28422.49%
Multiple8,6751,28514.81%
Asian5,4911,02818.72%
Other3,60153814.94%
Islander282186.38%
Native374174.55%

15.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.91%

Male Poverty Rate

16.90%

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 22.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newport News city, Virginia is Native, with 4.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.49%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.55%
High School15.05%
Some College10.48%
Bachelors or Greater4.47%

Newport News city, Virginia Income

Newport News city, Virginia Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$51,884$66,183
Families$63,378$78,243
Married Families$83,107$98,832
Non Families$35,019$44,704

Newport News city, Virginia Marital Status

Newport News city, Virginia Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.6%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

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

20,049

Number of Veterans

16,443

Male Veterans

3,606

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War7,478
First Gulf War7,040
Vietnam5,107
Korea749
World War II318
Name Veterans % of Total
White10,40115.70%
Black8,32015.97%
Hispanic1,54616.93%
Other59422.83%
2 or More45111.44%
Asian1793.82%
Indian7118.68%
Hawaiian3316.34%

$Newport News city, Virginia Veterans by Education

6.83%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.99%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newport News city, Virginia Employment Status

67.4%

Labor Force Participation

57.5%

Employment Rate

6.7%

Unemployment Rate

Newport News city, Virginia 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

50.60%

Born in Virginia

93.06%

Native Born

6.94%

Foreign Born

3.27%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.06% of Newport News city, Virginia residents were born in the United States, with 50.60% having been born in Virginia. 3.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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