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.