Newport News City PUMA, VA

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2022 Population
185,118
0.13% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
34.1
0.59% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
7.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$63,355
10.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$233,400
13.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
93,119
2.76% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Newport News City PUMA, VA had a population of 185k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $63,355. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Newport News City PUMA, VA declined from 185,359 to 185,118, a −0.13% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,499 to $63,355, a 10.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newport News City PUMA, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (40.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (40.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.29%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.04%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.41%).

10.6% of the households in Newport News City PUMA, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Newport News City PUMA, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newport News City PUMA, VA are Christopher Newport University (1,227 degrees awarded in 2022), Centura College-Newport News (178 degrees), and Riverside College of Health Careers (151 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Newport News City PUMA, VA was $233,400, and the homeownership rate was 47.6%.

Most people in Newport News City PUMA, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Newport News City PUMA, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Newport News City PUMA, VA is home to a population of 185k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.71% of Newport News City PUMA, VA residents were born outside of the country (14.3k people).

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.6k people) in Newport News City PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 75.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.94k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Newport News City PUMA, VA are Spanish (10,159 households), Korean (911 households), and German (873 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
96,801
Women
51.1%
92,521
Men
48.9%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 189,322 inhabitants, with 48.9% men, and 51.1% women.

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Citizenship

96.4%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.4% of Newport News City PUMA, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Newport News City PUMA, VA was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newport News City PUMA, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    75.6k ± 397
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    75.1k ± 936
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    7.94k ± 966
9.88%
Hispanic Population
18.3k people

In 2022, there were 1.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (75.6k people) in Newport News City PUMA, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 75.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.94k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.88% of the people in Newport News City PUMA, VA are hispanic (18.3k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,018 ± 1,097 people
  2. Philippines
    1,096 ± 810 people
  3. Korea
    975 ± 765 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Newport News City PUMA, VA was Mexico, the natal country of 2,018 Newport News City PUMA, VA residents, followed by Philippines with 1,096 and Korea with 975.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.71%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.3k people
7.78%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
14.4k people

As of 2022, 7.71% of Newport News City PUMA, VA residents (14.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newport News City PUMA, VA was 7.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    10,159 households (5.9%)
  2. Korean
    911 households (0.529%)
  3. German
    873 households (0.507%)

10.6% of the households in Newport News City PUMA, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Newport News City PUMA, VA was Spanish. 5.9% of the households in Newport News City PUMA, VA reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,349 ± 734
  2. Vietnam
    3,866 ± 397
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,853 ± 549

Newport News City PUMA, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Newport News City PUMA, VA employs 93.1k people. The largest industries in Newport News City PUMA, VA are Ship & boat building (6,509 people), Restaurants & Food Services (6,070 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (5,437 people), and the highest paying industries are Miscellaneous fabricated metal products manufacturing ($146,249), Offices of physicians ($124,862), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($119,555).

Males in Newport News City PUMA, VA have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,787. The income inequality in Newport News City PUMA, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.402, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
40,997
Women
47%
46,248
Men
53%

The workforce of Newport News City PUMA, VA in 2020 was 87,245 people, with 47% woman, and 53% men.

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Occupations

93.1k
2022 Value
2.76%
1 Year growth
± 2.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newport News City PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 90.6k employees to 93.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newport News City PUMA, VA, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,265 people), Cooks (1,949 people), and Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,827 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newport News City PUMA, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

93.1k
2022 Value
2.76%
1 Year growth
± 2.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newport News City PUMA, VA grew at a rate of 2.76%, from 90.6k employees to 93.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newport News City PUMA, VA, are Ship & boat building (6,509 people), Restaurants & Food Services (6,070 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (5,437 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newport News City PUMA, VA, though some of these residents may live in Newport News City PUMA, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,041
Median earning men ± $2,406
$34,093
Median earning women ± $1,212

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,265), Information ($62,679), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,686).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($47,360), Wholesale Trade ($45,919), and Manufacturing ($44,550).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Newport News City PUMA, VA awarded 1,614 degrees. The student population of Newport News City PUMA, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,265 male students and 2,966 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newport News City PUMA, VA are White (1,082 and 67.2%), followed by Black or African American (240 and 14.9%), Two or More Races (107 and 6.64%), and Hispanic or Latino (95 and 5.9%).

The largest universities in Newport News City PUMA, VA by number of degrees awarded are Christopher Newport University (1,227 and 76%), Centura College-Newport News (178 and 11%), and Riverside College of Health Careers (151 and 9.36%).

The most popular majors in Newport News City PUMA, VA are General Business Administration & Management (194 and 12%), General Psychology (146 and 9.05%), and General Biological Sciences (127 and 7.87%).

The median tuition costs in Newport News City PUMA, VA are $12,280 for private four year colleges, and $9,375 and $22,213 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Newport News City PUMA, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 85.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 18.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,231 (43.3% men and 56.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,231 students enrolled in Newport News City PUMA, VA, 43.3% men and 56.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,607 records, of which 55.3% were women and 44.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 194 degrees awarded
  2. 146 degrees awarded
  3. 127 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newport News City PUMA, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 194 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,227 degrees awarded
  2. 178 degrees awarded
  3. 151 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Christopher Newport University with 1,227 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 621 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newport News City PUMA, VA, which is 0.625 times less than the 993 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,082 degrees mean that there were 4.51 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 240 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($16,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($6,050) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, less-than 2-year ($3,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.661% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.758% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Newport News City PUMA, VA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (46.6k), Some college (36k), and Bachelors Degree (24k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newport News City PUMA, VA was $233,400 in 2022, which is 0.828 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $205,700 to $233,400, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Newport News City PUMA, VA is 47.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Newport News City PUMA, VA have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newport News City PUMA, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Newport News City PUMA, VA is $63,355. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Newport News City PUMA, VA was Loudoun County (East Central)--Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $192,093, followed by Fairfax County (Northeast)--McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Loudoun County (West & South)--Leesburg Town PUMA, VA, with respective values of $181,704 and $173,789.

Property

$233,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,789
$35,931
Median Property Taxes
±$1,419

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Rent vs Own

47.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 47.6% of the housing units in Newport News City PUMA, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 47.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newport News City PUMA, VA was Loudoun County (East Central)--Ashburn (Southwest/Belmont Ridge) & Dulles Airport PUMA, VA with a value of $192,093, followed by Fairfax County (Northeast)--McLean & Idylwood PUMA, VA and Loudoun County (West & South)--Leesburg Town PUMA, VA, with respective values of $181,704 and $173,789.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$63,355
Median Household Income
± $2,100
75.5k
Number of Households
± 2,216

In 2022, the median household income of the 75.5k households in Newport News City PUMA, VA grew to $63,355 from the previous year's value of $57,499.

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Wage Distribution

0.402
2022 Wage GINI in Newport News City PUMA, VA
0.403
2021 Wage GINI in Newport News City PUMA, VA

In 2022, the income inequality in Newport News City PUMA, VA was 0.402 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.261% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Newport News City PUMA, VA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Newport News City PUMA, VA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.5%)
  2. Carpooled (9.21%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.48%)

In 2022, 75.5% of workers in Newport News City PUMA, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.21%) and those who worked at home (7.48%).

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newport News City PUMA, VA have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Newport News City PUMA, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newport News City PUMA, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newport News City PUMA, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newport News City PUMA, VA (26.1k out of 178k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newport News City PUMA, VA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.4% of the population of Newport News City PUMA, VA has health coverage, with 41.4% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 8.39% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 8.25% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Virginia see 1310 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1325 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1393 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 484 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,310 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Virginia

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,310 patients per year. This represents a 1.13% decrease from the previous year (1,325 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.2% under 18 years, 24.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.1% were men and 53.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.57%
Uninsured
41.4%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
8.39%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
8.25%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newport News City PUMA, VA declined by 10.8% from 9.61% to 8.57%.

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