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Newport News city, Virginia

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Table

Newport News city, Virginia
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 186,247
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
184,587
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
186,247
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-0.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 186,247
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 180,719
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
23.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.9%
Female persons, percent
51.6%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
46.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
40.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
6.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
9.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
42.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 19,585
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 7.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 48.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $194,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,518
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $510
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $1,075
Building permits, 2021 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 70,376
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.43
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 83.6%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 10.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 92.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 79.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 91.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 28.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 12.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 61.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 60.3%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 390,000
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 1,843,259
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 200,580
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 2,596,653
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $14,447
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 23.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $54,511
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $33,670
Persons in poverty, percent
14.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 X
Total employment, 2020 X
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 X
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,930
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,560
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 569
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 553
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 1,829
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 238
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 2,108
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 2,699.7
Population per square mile, 2010 2,630.0
Land area in square miles, 2020 68.99
Land area in square miles, 2010 68.71
FIPS Code 5156000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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