Newport News, VA
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Newport News profile


Living in Newport News


Newport News is a relatively large coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 186,247 people and 47 constituent neighborhoods, Newport News is the sixth largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities, Newport News isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Newport News are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newport News is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport News who work in office and administrative support (11.98%), sales jobs (9.18%), and management occupations (7.98%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Newport News, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

Also of interest is that Newport News has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing that you will notice about Newport News is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Newport News a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

Newport News is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

In terms of college education, Newport News is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.04% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Newport News in 2018 was $33,670, which is upper middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,680 for a family of four. However, Newport News contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Newport News is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Newport News home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newport News residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Newport News include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

The most common language spoken in Newport News is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.