Newport News, Virginia 

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Population

182,385

7% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Median Income

$51,000

Avg. Home Price

$167,500

Best Places to Live in Newport News, Virginia

Large-city complex - Southeast Virginia coast
Pros
-Nearby water recreation
-Educated population
-Stable economy
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Rising costs
-Air service

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What Bert Has To Say About Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News Metro Area

This complex area straddles the waterway known as Hampton Roads, a large bay that empties into the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. It is the largest metropolitan area in the state in terms of population, and offers an interesting mix of urban, suburban, waterfront and inland environments. The cities of Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Portsmouth are to the south of the waterway, with the large and rapidly growing Virginia Beach located a few miles to the east along the Atlantic Shore. Hampton and Newport News lie to the north across a long bridge-tunnel connection. The natural harbor makes for one of the best ports on the East Coast, and shipping and shipbuilding activity are paramount, along with fishing and seaport-related commerce.


QUICK FACTS

City: Newport News
Zip Codes: 23608 23602 23606 23601 23607 23605 23604 23603
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 30 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Newport News is 4.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Newport News jobs have decreased by 0.19%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Newport News's cost of living is 3.50% lower than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Newport News's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Newport News's population is 182,385 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 7.26%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Newport News is $167,500. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -3.99%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Newport News public schools spend $11,252 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.1 students per teacher in Newport News. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Newport News

It's not a good time to buy in Newport News. Home Appreciation is down -0.1% in the last 12 months. Browse Newport News Real Estate.

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Reviews for Newport News    34 Reviews
not that bad - 12/19/2016
Its not that bad here. I moved here from the actual city of Chicago and not the suburbs. Believe me I have seen my share of violence. My senior and junior year I had... (Read More)

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Of all the places I have lived and visited, this i - 5/1/2016
Look I am not gonna sit here and just bash on Newport News because the peak of my childhood happened here, that is, before it turned into the Compton of the East Coast. ... (Read More)

I WANT TO LOVE IT..BUT I CAN'T - 4/10/2013
*sigh*..Okay...I've lived in Newport News intermittently since 1995 (military family). Let's start from the now..I'm an adult, and a Human Resources professional...The... (Read More)


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ZIP CODES IN NEWPORT NEWS, VIRGINIA
23608 23602 23606 23601 23607 23605 23604 23603