|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Newport News is 184,587. Newport News, Virginia is the 139th largest city in the US.
Newport News is located entirely in Newport News city.
The peak population of Newport News was in 2020, when its population was 185,916. In 2020, Newport News was the 140th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 139th largest city in the US. Newport News is currently 0.7% smaller than it was in 2020.
Newport News has grown 2.3% since the 2000. Newport News, Virginia's growth is extremely below average. 83% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Newport News has a population density of 2,630 people per square mile.
|135||Providence, Rhode Island||189,692||9.1%|
|139||Newport News, Virginia||184,587||2.3%|
|143||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||181,668||6.1%|
|145||Elk Grove, California||178,997||119.1%|
The total voting age population of Newport News, Virginia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 132,397. The voting age population is 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 12.7% of the residents of Newport News are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Newport News are 47.9% White, 41.1% Black, 5.2% Two or more races, 3.2% Asian, 2.2% Other, 0.3% American Indian and 0.2% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. Additionally, 9.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Newport News, 15.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 22.2%. On a per-household basis, 11.8% of families are below the poverty line in Newport News.
Among those aged 16 and older, 67.1% of Newport News residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 91.0% of Newport News residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 26.3% have a bachelor's degree and 9.7% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Newport News residents aged 5 and older, 10.7% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home, 2.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 2.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Newport News is 6.2%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Newport News, 19.7% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Newport News is $53,215.
In Newport News, 48.9% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 51.1% of housing units in Newport News.
Of all the housing units in Newport News, 4.6% of them were build before 1940.
In Newport News, 14.6% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 11,300 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Newport News is $1,057.
In Newport News, 76.4% of households have an active broadband internet connection.