Newport News demographics profile

StatisticNewport NewsVirginiaNational
Population181,3628,185,131314,107,084
Population density (sq mi)2,63420391
Median age32.737.637.4
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)49%57%55%
Speak English89%85%79%
Speak Spanish6%7%13%

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  • The population density in Newport News is 1200% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Newport News is 13% lower than Virginia.
  • In Newport News 50.72% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Newport News 40.10% of the population is African American.
  • In Newport News 2.79% of the population is Asian.

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Newport News population breakdown by race

RaceNewport NewsVirginiaNational
Caucasian50.72%69.25%73.81%
African American40.10%19.28%12.60%
Asian2.79%5.81%5.00%
American Indian0.36%0.29%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.20%0.07%0.17%
Mixed race4.34%3.12%2.91%
Other race1.49%2.19%4.70%
In Newport News, 8.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Newport News, VA demographics data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.