Newport News, Virginia

Newport News: The second most populous city in Virginia. It is located on Hampton Roads in southeastern Virginia. Newport News is known for its many naval bases, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Mariners' Museum and the Virginia Living Museum.

About

Newport News is a city located in the county of City of Newport News in the U.S. state of Virginia. Its population at the 2010 census was 180,719 and a population density of 583 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 179,062 inhabitants.

The city was created 143 years ago in 1880.

Located along the James River in Virginia's Hampton Roads region, Newport News offers a unique blend of maritime heritage, high-tech industry, and natural beauty. Visitors delight in discovering historic sites, family attractions, and scenic waterfronts.

Maritime Museums

Newport News celebrates its shipbuilding history as home to the renowned Newport News Shipbuilding company. The Mariners' Museum traces centuries of maritime life with fascinating galleries and the massive USS Monitor battleship wreck.

At the Virginia War Museum, guests reflect on American military history from 1775 through today.

Outdoor Recreation

The Newport News Park spans over 8000 acres along the James River, perfect for boating, fishing, biking, or picnicking. Lee Hall Mansion provides sweeping river views from its 19th century grounds.

The Virginia Capital Trail offers a scenic bicycle route from Richmond to Jamestown, passing through Newport News.

High-Tech Hub

As home to Jefferson Lab, the world's foremost nuclear physics research center, Newport News attracts scientists and innovators. The lab powers cutting-edge breakthroughs like safer medical radiation processes.

With its unique blend of history, innovation and natural beauty, Newport News showcases the best of coastal Virginia.

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Location of Newport News on Virginia map.

Quick Facts about Newport News

Population : 179,062 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Virginia (United States)
County : City of Newport News
Different from : Newport County
Postal code : 23601–23609
Phone Area Codes : 757
Area : 309.82 km2
Altitude : 49 feet / 15 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1881 (143 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 18:39:58 (20th April 2024)
Density : 578 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -0.93% (2010-2020)
Downtown Newport News image
Downtown Newport News
Downtown Newport News image

Geography

Newport News is located at 37°5'0"N 76°28'11"W (37.0833900, -76.4696500). It has 6 neighbors: Hampton, Isle of Wight County, James City County, Portsmouth, Suffolk and York County.

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Newport News has 6 neighbours.

  • Hampton The second most populous city in Virginia. It is located on the Hampton Roads in southeastern Virginia. Hampton is known for its many military bases, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the Hampton History Museum and the Hampton Coliseum.
  • Isle of Wight County county in Virginia, United States
  • James City County county in Virginia, United States
  • Portsmouth The most populous city in Portsmouth, Virginia. It is located on the Elizabeth River in southeastern Virginia. Portsmouth is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites
  • Suffolk The most populous city in Suffolk County, Virginia. It is located on the James River in southeastern Virginia. Suffolk is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Suffolk Museum and Cultural Center and the Suffolk Visitor Center.
  • York County county in Virginia, United States

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Newport News decreased by 0.93% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 180,719 - census
2011 180,078 -0.36% estimation process
2012 180,056 -0.01% estimation process
2013 181,275 0.67% estimation process
2014 181,522 0.14% estimation process
2015 180,958 -0.31% estimation process
2016 180,209 -0.42% estimation process
2017 179,447 -0.42% estimation process
2018 178,523 -0.52% estimation process
2019 179,225 0.39% estimation process
2020 179,062 -0.09% estimation process

Newport News zip code is 23601. County name: Newport News, County fips: 51700

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1 Virginia Living Museum

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People born in Newport News (151)

People born in Newport News, including computer scientist Edmund M. Clarke, novelist and essayist William Styron, swimmer, Olympic bronze medalist Christine Marshall, .

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Schools in Newport News

College & universities near Newport News, VA

Code Name City ZIP
483726 Luckes Beauty Academy LLC Newport News (VA) 23601-1303
231712 Christopher Newport University Newport News (VA) 23606-3072
233754 Thomas Nelson Community College Hampton (VA) 23666
233408 Riverside College of Health Careers Newport News (VA) 23601
458113 Bethel College Hampton (VA) 23666

Stations (8)

Amtrak & bus stations near Newport News, VA

Code Name Address Type
NPN Newport News station 9304 Warwick Boulevard RAIL
WBG Williamsburg Transportation Center 468 North Boundary Street RAIL
NFK Norfolk 215 W York Street BUS
VAB Virginia Beach, Virginia 19th St. and Pacific Ave. BUS
PTB Petersburg station 3516 South Street RAIL

Post offices near Newport News

Post Office Name City ZIP
Oyster Poin Post Office Newport News (VA) 23606
Hidenwood Post Office Newport News (VA) 23606
Warwick Post Office Newport News (VA) 23601
Denbigh Post Office Newport News (VA) 23602
Patrick Henry Post Office Newport News (VA) 23608

Distance to Other Cities

Newport News distances to largest Virginia cities