Latest Data (2017)
Population 179,388
Nationwide Rank 139

Quick Facts

Newport News, Virginia is the 139th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Newport News, Virginia is a city.

Newport News, Virginia is currently 0.7% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

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

Newport News, Virginia Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
129 Mobile, Alabama 190,265 -4.2%
130 Port St. Lucie, Florida 189,344 112.3%
131 Knoxville, Tennessee 187,347 6.2%
132 Worcester, Massachusetts 185,677 7.6%
133 Tempe, Arizona 185,038 16.4%
134 Cape Coral, Florida 183,365 77.4%
135 Brownsville, Texas 183,299 27.8%
136 McKinney, Texas 181,330 223.8%
137 Providence, Rhode Island 180,393 3.7%
138 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 180,072 5.2%
139 Newport News, Virginia 179,388 -0.4%
140 Chattanooga, Tennessee 179,139 14.2%
141 Rancho Cucamonga, California 177,452 37.4%
142 Frisco, Texas 177,286 402.4%
143 Sioux Falls, South Dakota 176,888 40.8%
144 Oceanside, California 176,193 8.7%
145 Ontario, California 175,841 10.8%
146 Vancouver, Washington 175,673 19.8%
147 Santa Rosa, California 175,269 17.4%
148 Garden Grove, California 174,226 5.3%
149 Elk Grove, California 171,844 110.3%

Similarly Sized Cities In Virginia

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
88 Norfolk 244,703 4.4%
92 Chesapeake 240,397 20.0%
97 Richmond 227,032 14.8%
139 Newport News 179,388 -0.4%
161 Alexandria 160,035 23.6%
202 Hampton 134,669 -8.0%
310 Roanoke 99,837 5.3%
332 Portsmouth 94,572 -5.8%
363 Suffolk 90,237 40.5%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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