Newport News, VA

NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 1.8.21)

 

AGE IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years15,5778.6%
25 to 29 years16,3369.1%
30 to 34 years14,1427.9%
35 to 39 years10,9546.1%
40 to 44 years10,4415.8%
45 to 49 years9,9365.5%
50 to 54 years11,3456.3%
55 to 59 years10,9916.1%
60 to 64 years9,8195.5%
65 to 69 years7,7194.3%
70 to 74 years5,1082.8%
75 to 79 years4,3232.4%
80 to 84 years2,3761.3%
85+ years2,7681.5%

The median age in Newport News is 33.3 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White87,02648.3%
Black or African American73,72540.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native4260.2%
Asian5,6953.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3660.2%
Other3,7292.1%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade3,7263.2%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma7,7676.7%
High school graduate (includes GED)33,25628.6%
Some college, no degree30,29026.1%
Associate’s degree11,57910.0%
Bachelor’s degree18,77416.1%
Graduate or professional degree10,8669.3%
High school graduate or higher104,76590.1%
Bachelor’s degree or higher29,64025.5%
Less than Bachelor’s degree86,61874.5%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0007.7%
$10,000 to $14,9994.6%
$15,000 to $24,99910.4%
$25,000 to $34,99910.5%
$35,000 to $49,99915.1%
$50,000 to $74,99920.2%
$75,000 to $99,99912.6%
$100,000 to $149,99912.4%
$150,000 to $199,9993.8%
$200,000 or more2.8%

Median household income: $51,884

Mean household income: $66,183

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$24,040
High school graduate (includes GED)$30,247
Some college or Associate’s degree$34,883
Bachelor’s degree$45,928
Graduate or professional degree$56,597

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

 PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 144,054 NA
Never married55,78938.7%
Now married (except separated)59,61341.4%
Separated5,2163.6%
Widowed7,0894.9%
Divorced16,34711.3%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

 PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line26,13815.3%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

Owner-occupied housing units34,043
Renter-occupied housing units35,281
Single-family detached units39,153
Homeownership rate49.1%
Vacancy rate10.7%
Renters rate50.9%
Average housing value$213,964
Average monthly owner cost (with mortgage)$1,090
Average rent$877

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

Average income$66,183
Average household size2.47
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force67.4%
Percent disabled15.6%
Percent with health coverage88.5%
Average travel time to work (in minutes)23.3
Percent workers using public transportation3.3%
Percent veterans15.4%
Percent foreign born6.9%
Percent speaking Spanish at home2.0%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

Total consumer expenditures per household$55,755.89
Alcoholic beverages$433.54
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$256.04
Beer consumed away from home$76.19
Wine consumed away from home$37.84
Apparel & services$1,629.87
Men’s apparel$311.62
Women’s apparel$542.50
Children’s apparel$251.33
Boys’ apparel$85.34
Girls’ apparel$93.73
Footwear$371.54
Dining out (food away from home)$2,796.86
Dining out – Breakfast$286.12
Dining out – Lunch$871.58
Dining out – Dinner$1,297.93
Education$1,143.42
Entertainment / recreation$2,394.92
Club membership fees$172.00
Dating services$0.64
Pet food$189.38
Pet services$47.54
Food consumed at home$3,923.51
Bakery products consumed at home$514.87
Dairy products consumed at home$400.21
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$767.09
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$870.83
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$385.29
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,370.51
Health care$4,346.05
Medical services$800.73
Nonprescription drugs$108.66
Household Services$1,515.73
Care for the elderly and handicapped$54.59
Lawn and garden services$316.52
Housekeeping services$125.43
PC repair$5.13
Housing$17,645.39
Home improvements$1,820.62
Utilities, fuel, and public services$3,661.14
Phone services$1,343.64
Water$533.05
Life and other insurance$319.78
Pensions and social security$5,923.98
Personal care products and services$674.60
Hair care products$81.31
Personal care products$289.57
Local transportation$6,448.92
Gasoline$1,692.34
Vehicle maintenance and repair$886.50
Travel$1,611.43
Airline fares$395.75
Auto / truck rental on trips$19.10
Lodging on trips$437.34
Food and drink on trips$391.34
Entertainment on trips$136.37

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN NEWPORT NEWS

% with any debt in collections50%
Average debt in collections$2,409
% with medical debt in collections36%
Average medical debt in collections$935
% with student loan debt22%
Average student loan debt$18,926
Average monthly student loan payment$151
% with auto debt31%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA

YearPopulationPercent
January 20193,7914.3%
February 20193,5474.0%
March 20193,2913.7%
April 20192,7213.1%
May 20192,9203.3%
June 20193,2073.6%
July 20193,3143.6%
August 20193,2543.6%
September 20192,8633.2%
October 20192,8123.1%
November 20192,6783.0%
December 20192,7583.1%
January 20203,4983.9%
February 20203,2183.6%
March 20203,7874.2%
April 202012,39814.0%
May 202011,00312.2%
June 202010,33211.4%
July 202010,77211.6%
August 20208,4679.3%
September 20208,0959.1%
October 20206,3607.2%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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