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Newport News, Virginia
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.
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.
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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/
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This page was last modified: 08 Jun 2021