What is the current population of Newport News?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Newport News is 179,225. Newport News, Virginia is the 144th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Newport News?

The peak population of Newport News was in 2010, when its population was 180,719. In 2010, Newport News was the 127th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 144th largest city in the US. Newport News is currently 0.8% smaller than it was in 2010.

How quickly is Newport News shrinking?

Newport News has shrunk 0.5% since the year 2000. Newport News, Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 88% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 179,225 144
2018 178,626 144
2017 179,388 139
2016 181,825 135
2015 182,385 132
2014 182,965 132
2013 182,020 130
2012 180,726 130
2011 180,201 129
2010 180,719 127
2009 193,172 118
2008 193,212 115
2007 193,070 115
2006 192,458 114
2005 191,264 113
2004 191,178 114
2003 188,369 115
2002 185,011 116
2001 181,941 119
2000 180,267 115
1990 171,477 102

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
134 Knoxville, Tennessee 187,603 6.4%
135 Shreveport, Louisiana 187,112 -6.7%
136 Worcester, Massachusetts 185,428 7.4%
137 Ontario, California 185,010 16.6%
138 Vancouver, Washington 184,463 25.8%
139 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 183,793 46.3%
140 Chattanooga, Tennessee 182,799 16.6%
141 Brownsville, Texas 182,781 27.4%
142 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 182,437 6.6%
143 Providence, Rhode Island 179,883 3.4%
144 Newport News, Virginia 179,225 -0.5%
145 Rancho Cucamonga, California 177,603 37.5%
146 Santa Rosa, California 176,753 18.4%
147 Peoria, Arizona 175,961 58.5%
148 Oceanside, California 175,742 8.5%
149 Elk Grove, California 174,775 113.9%
150 Salem, Oregon 174,365 26.4%
151 Pembroke Pines, Florida 173,591 25.5%
152 Eugene, Oregon 172,622 24.1%
153 Garden Grove, California 171,644 3.7%
154 Cary, North Carolina 170,282 74.8%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
91 Chesapeake 244,835 22.2%
92 Norfolk 242,742 3.6%
97 Richmond 230,436 16.5%
144 Newport News 179,225 -0.5%
159 Alexandria 159,428 23.1%
203 Hampton 134,510 -8.1%
321 Roanoke 99,143 4.5%
345 Portsmouth 94,398 -6.0%
361 Suffolk 92,108 43.4%

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