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,2019

NEWPORT NEWS
Virginia
U.S.
Median Household Income
$50,089
$71,535
$61,372
Median Family Income
$63,223
$83,306
$73,891
Household Income Distribution
$100,000 and over
18.2%
33.4%
25.2%
$75,000-$99,000
12.4%
12.8%
12.3%
$50,000-$74,999
20.4%
17.1%
17.7%
$35,000-$49,999
15.4%
11.7%
13.0%
$25,000-$34,999
10.3%
7.9%
9.5%
$15,000-$24,999
10.8%
7.8%
9.8%
$10,000-$14,999
4.7%
3.8%
4.9%
Under $10,000
7.7%
5.5%
6.7%
Per Capita Income
$26,028
$37,442
$48,150
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis


Educational Attainment,

NEWPORT NEWS
Virginia
U.S.
High School Graduate/Higher
89.3%
89.0%
87.3%
Bachelor’s Degree/Higher
24.8%
37.6%
30.9%
Source: 2017 American Community Survey 3-12-19


Employment and Occupations

NEWPORT NEWS
Virginia
U.S.
Labor Force Participation
In Labor Force
67.7%
63.4%
63.4%
Female
62.4%
58.4%
58.4%
Unemployment Rate, 2017
7.5%
6.6%
6.6%
Armed Forces (as Percent of Labor Force)
5.7%
0.4%
0.4%
Occupational Distribution
Agricultural, forestry, Fishing, Mining
0.3%
0.9%
1.9%
Construction
5.5%
6.5%
6.4%
Manufacturing
13.4%
7.1%
10.3%
Wholesale Trade
2.3%
1.9%
2.7%
Retail Trade
12.7%
10.7%
11.4%
Transportation/warehousing/utilities
4.0%
4.3%
5.1%
Information
1.4%
2.1%
2.1%
Finance/ Insurance/ Real Estate
4.2%
6.3%
6.6
Professional Scientific management
10.5%
15.1%
6.6%
Educational/Health Care/ Social Assist
23.1%
22.0%
23.1%
Arts/ Entertainment/ Accommodation
10.6%
9.0%
9.7%
Other Service
4.4%
5.3%
4.9%
Public Administration
7.7%
8.9%
4.7%
Source: VEC, U.S. Census Bureau, 3-12-2019

Social Characteristics, 2010

Newport News Virginia U.S.
Male/Female
48.3/51.7%
49.1/50.9%
49.2/50.8%
Ethnic Composition
Caucasian
49.0%
68.6%
72.4%
African American
40.7%
19.4%
12.6%
Other and Mixed
10.3%
6.6%
12.1%
Hispanic Surname
7.5%
7.9%
16.3%
Median Age
34.1
37.5
37.2
Age Distribution
Under 5 years old
7.4%
6.4%
6.6%
5-19
20.5%
19.7%
18.9%
20-24
9.8%
7.2%
9.6%
25-64
51.7%
54.6%
53.0%
65 and over
10.1%
9.59%
13.1%
Subtotal 18-64
62.4%
63.3%
62.6%
Average Household Size
2.45
2.54
2.58
Owners/Renters
51.1/48.9%
67.2/32.8%
65.1/34.9%
Persons in Household
95.1%
97.0%
97.4%
Persons in Group Quarters
4.1%
3.0%
2.6%
Family Households
66.5%
70.0%
68.1%
Married Couple Households
With Children
30.4%
21.1%
29.8%
Without Children
63.5%
50.2%
66.4%
One Parent Families with Children
14.0%
16.8%
18.0%
Non-Family Households
36.5%
33.0%
33.6%
Persons 65+ Living Alone in Own Household
8.5%
8.5%
9.4%
Source: U.S. Census of Population and Housing, 2010
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