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 many members of the armed forces living in Newport News. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
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 that you will notice about Newport News is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Newport News a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
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.
The overall education level of Newport News is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 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.