Newport News demographics profile

StatisticNewport NewsVirginiaNational
Population density (sq mi)2,62919191
Median age32.937.837.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%57%55%
Speak English89%84%79%
Speak Spanish5%7%13%
Newport News, VA has a population of 181,606 and is the 136th largest city in the United States. The population density is 2,629 per sq mi which is 1274% higher than the Virginia average and 2801% higher than the national average. The median age in Newport News is 33 which is approximately 13% lower than the Virginia average of 38. In Newport News, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 5% speak Spanish. 49% of Newport News residents were born in Virginia, 41% were born out of state, 3% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Newport News is 1274% higher than Virginia.
  • The median age in Newport News is 13% lower than Virginia.
  • In Newport News 49.60% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Newport News 40.37% of the population is African American.
  • In Newport News 3.01% of the population is Asian.

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Newport News population breakdown by race

RaceNewport NewsVirginiaNational
African American40.37%19.21%12.63%
American Indian0.30%0.26%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.19%0.07%0.18%
Mixed race4.76%3.37%3.06%
Other race1.78%2.30%4.75%
In Newport News, 8.4% 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 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).