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Newport News, Virginia

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The location of Newport News

Welcome to Newport News ...

The location of Newport News has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Newport News has a population of 178,626 people<2> (see below for details).

The coastal city of Newport News is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Newport News lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Newport News is within the boundaries of the (757) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newport News had a population of 180,719 people.

The population of Newport News represents 2.26% of the total population of Virginia (which has 8,001,024 people), making it the state's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 180,719 people, the population of Newport News has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 180,150 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Newport News had an population of 178,626 people. This is a decrease of 1.16% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.85% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Newport News.

Websites for Newport News ...

Official Website:

Junior League:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newport News. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Newport News. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newport News. Our list includes 20 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Newport News:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newport News ...

Looking for more information about Newport News? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Newport News, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Newport News.

Communities near Newport News ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Norfolk   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Newport News

Located in Norfolk City

Hampton   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the East (E) of Newport News

Located in Hampton City

Portsmouth   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Newport News

Located in Portsmouth City

Williamsburg   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Newport News

Located in Williamsburg City

Poquoson   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Newport News

Located in Poquoson City

Smithfield   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Newport News

Located in Isle of Wight County

Surry   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the West (W) of Newport News

Located in Surry County

Newgate Village   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the East (E) of Newport News

Located in Hampton City

Red Hill Village   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the North (N) of Newport News

Greenwood Farms   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Newport News

Located in Hampton City

To learn more about neighboring communities, please visit the Nearby Page for Newport News.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Virginia

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newport News:

The official website for State of Virginia:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newport News.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newport News - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newport News) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Newport News. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Newport News

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newport News. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0626, Longitude: -76.5080     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newport News have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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