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Welcome to Newport News ...

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Newport News has a population of 179,225 people<1> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Newport News.

The coastal city of Newport News is near sea level<2>.

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

Newport News is located in the (757) area code.

Websites for Newport News ...

Official Website:   www.ci.newport-news.va.us/

Junior League:   www.jlhr.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newport News had an population of 179,225 people. This is a decrease of 0.83% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.51% since the 2000 Census).

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 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).

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

Adding Newport News to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Newport News in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Newport News elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Newport News on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Newport News ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Newport News.

  • Norfolk [Norfolk City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfolk
    • Norfolk [Norfolk City] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Newport News
    • Estimated population in 2019: 242,742 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfolk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norfolk<4>
  • Hampton [Hampton City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampton
    • Hampton [Hampton City] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Newport News
    • Estimated population in 2019: 134,510 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampton<4>
  • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
    • Williamsburg [Williamsburg City] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Newport News
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,954 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<4>
  • Poquoson [Poquoson City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poquoson
    • Poquoson [Poquoson City] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the east of Newport News
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,271 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poquoson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poquoson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poquoson<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County]
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      • Smithfield [Isle of Wight County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Newport News
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithfield<4>
    • Surry [Surry County]
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      • Surry [Surry County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the west of Newport News
      • Estimated population in 2019: 218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surry<4>
    • Hilton Village [Newport News City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton Village
      • Hilton Village [Newport News City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Newport News
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilton Village
    • Greenwood Farms [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood Farms
      • Greenwood Farms [Hampton City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Newport News
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Farms
    • Yorkville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkville
      • Yorkville [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Newport News
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkville
    • Aberdeen Gardens [Hampton City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen Gardens
      • Aberdeen Gardens [Hampton City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Newport News
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen Gardens

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newport News. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Newport News.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Newport News.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newport News. Our list includes 20 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newport News: www.ci.newport-news.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newport News.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newport News - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 37.0883, Longitude: -76.4835    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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