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 184,587 people and 47 constituent neighborhoods, Newport News is the sixth largest community in Virginia.
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 noticeable about Newport News, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Newport News is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Newport News a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
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: 28.12% 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 $33,082, which is middle income relative to Virginia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,328 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 Polish.
The most common language spoken in Newport News is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.