Population

Population Growth & Projections, 1970 – 2020

1970
1980
1990
2000
2010
2020
Newport News
138,177
144,903
171,439
180,150
180,719
210,000
Peninsula
333,140
364,449
435,197
498,557
537,780
611,440
Hampton Roads
1,065,740
1,160,311
1,397,571
1,569,541
1,704,000
1,888,000
Source: 2010 U. S. Census Bureau; Hampton Roads Planning District Commission; City of Newport News, Development

 


Income Characteristics, 2015

NEWPORT NEWS
Virginia
U.S.
Median Household Income
$50,077
$65,015
$51,939
Median Family Income
$58,040
$78,390
$62,367
Household Income Distribution
$100,000 and over
17.3%
31.1%
20.4%
$75,000-$99,000
11.7%
12.8%
12.2%
$50,000-$74,999
21.1%
17.3%
18.7%
$35,000-$49,999
15.7%
12.2%
14.3%
$25,000-$34,999
11.3%
8.5%
10.6%
$15,000-$24,999
10.4%
8.3%
10.9%
$10,000-$14,999
4.7%
4.1%
5.6%
Under $10,000
7.8%
5.8%
7.4%
Per Capita Income
$25,369
$27,490
$27,100
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2015 American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis


Educational Attainment, 2009

NEWPORT NEWS
Hampton Roads
U.S.
High School Graduates
88.4%
88.4%
84.6%
At least some college
45.0%
41.9%
41.9%
College Graduates
22.9%
27.1%
27.5%
Source: 2009 American Community Survey


Employment and Occupations

NEWPORT NEWS
Hampton Roads
U.S.
Labor Force Participation
Male
75.6%
75.0%
70.7%
Female
61.8%
61.1%
57.5%
Unemployment Rate, 2017
4.9%
5.2%
5.2%
Armed Forces (as Percent of Labor Force)
6.1%
6.5%
0.5%
Occupational Distribution
Managerial/Professional/Technical
30.5%
33.6%
33.6%
Clerical
15.6%
15.9%
11.2%
Sales
12.0%
11.9%
15.4%
Service
17.6%
15.6%
14.9%
Skilled Craftsmen
14.3%
12.6%
14.0%
Operatives & Transportation Workers
5.6%
5.7%
6.1%
Laborers
4.2%
4.5%
3.9%
Other
0.3%
0.3%
0.7%
White Collar
46.1%
49.5%
44.9%
Blue Collar
24.3%
23.1%
24.8%
Service & Sales
29.6%
27.5%
30.3%
Source: Virginia Employment Commission, 2006; U.S. Census Bureau, 2000

Social Characteristics, 2000

NEWPORT NEWS Hampton Roads U.S.
Male/Female
48.4/51.6%
49.3/50.7%
49.1/50.9%
Ethnic Composition

Caucasian
53.5%
62.5%
75.1%
African American
39.1%
30.9%
12.3%
Other and Mixed
7.4%
6.6%
12.6%
Hispanic Surname
4.2%
3.1%
12.5%
Median Age
32.0
33.5
35.3
Age Distribution

Under 5 years old
7.9%
6.5%
6.8%
5-17
19.6%
19.4%
18.9%
18-24
11.5%
11.2%
9.6%
25-64
50.9%
52.1%
52.3%
65 and over
10.1%
10.3%
12.4%
Subtotal 18-64
62.4%
63.3%
61.9%
Average Household Size
2.50
2.54
2.59
Owners/Renters
52.4/47.6%
63.0/37.0%
66.2/33.8%
Persons in Household
96.8%
95.6%
97.2%
Persons in Group Quarters
3.2%
4.4%
2.8%
Family Households
66.5%
70.0%
68.1%
Married Couple Households

With Children
21.4%
24.1%
23.5%
Without Children
23.2%
27.6%
28.2%
One Parent Families with Children
14.3%
11.5%
9.3%
Non-Family Households
33.5%
30.0%
31.9%
Persons 65+ Living Alone in Own Household
8.1%
7.5%
9.2%
Source: U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 2000
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