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Newport News is 4th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Size in square miles

Newport News is 5th in Virginia out of 63 other cities in Current population (2012)

Newport News is 6th in Virginia out of 121 other cities in Retail sales

Newport News is 6th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Households

Newport News is 6th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Housing units

Newport News is 7th in Virginia out of 125 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Newport News is 8th in Virginia out of 112 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Newport News is 15th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Newport News is 19th in Virginia out of 185 other cities in Race - Black or African American

Newport News, Virginia Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Newport News Rank Virginia US
Current population (2012) 180,726 5th 8,185,867 313,914,040
Size in square miles 68.7 4th 39,490.1 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,630 90th 202.6 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Newport News Rank Virginia US
Residents younger than 5 7.4% 58th 6.2% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 24.3% 91st 22.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 10.6% 100th 13.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Newport News Rank Virginia US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 89.2% 95th 86.6% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 23.5% 140th 34.4% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Newport News Rank Virginia US
Race - White 49.0% 152nd 71.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 40.7% 19th 19.7% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 40th 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 2.7% 120th 6.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 15th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 4.3% 45th 2.6% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 7.5% 87th 8.4% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 46.0% 141st 64.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Newport News Rank Virginia US
Female residents 51.7% 89th 50.9% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 7.0% 120th 11.0% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Newport News Rank Virginia US
Housing units 76,198 6th 3,387,654 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 36.0% 37th 21.4% 25.9%
Households 69,977 6th 2,991,025 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 51.8% 153rd 68.4% 66.1%
Home median value $204,100 134th $254,600 $186,200
People per household 2.5 112th 2.6 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Newport News Rank Virginia US
Income per capita $25,196 135th $33,040 $27,915
Income per household $50,942 128th $63,302 $52,762
Income below poverty line 14.4% 49th 10.7% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Newport News Rank Virginia US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 10,746 7th 638,643 27,092,908
Retail sales $2,431,256 6th $105,663,299 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $12,593 43rd $13,687 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $329,053 8th $15,340,483 $613,795,732

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