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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Newport News is a city in Virginia with a population of 180,775. Newport News is in Newport News City County. Living in Newport News offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Newport News there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Newport News. The public schools in Newport News are above average.
About Newport News...
Population
180,775

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$985
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    50%
  • Own
    50%
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Newport News Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    303.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    13.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    131.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    456.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,317.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    268.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Newport News

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,082
National
$55,322
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Newport News is my hometown and although I hope to expand my borders, I appreciate the time I've spent here and the people that I meet. There are many activities to do in Newport News and the surrounding cities that do not disappoint. My favorite restaurant here is called Brickhouse Tavern, the atmosphere and staff are so pleasant and of course, the food is extraordinary every time! Growing up here has allowed me to experience many opportunities in all aspects of my life, including my education. I have attended some of my districts best public schools and have many opportunities shown to me to further my education at the college level that vary from specializing in anything from medical science, technology, mathematics and so much more.
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I think Newport News is a decent place given the amount of resources in and around the community that it holds. Though it can have some drawbacks, none are substantially bad to where it can prevent living in happiness. It certainly is not the most wealthy area to live, but it provides a nice stepping stone for those who are looking to live without having to pay too much out of pocket at their own expense. The amount of stores and supermarkets it has make it a comforting area to know you can find what you need.

It also happens to be near a lot of great places such as City Center, movie theaters, Busch Gardens, Water Country, and much more!
I quite enjoy staying in Newport News, it's a part of a 7-city system so it's connected to other awesomely developed cities if you can't find what you want out here. Even though there aren't many sidewalks in certain neighborhood, it has always been a pedestrian friendly and often allow more bike-riding and walking on the main roads. One of the things that I've always loved about Newport News though, is that they give you a choice in what school you want to attend. They have a magnet program for middle and high school students that allows you to pick a school that you're not zoned for and go to it regardless of what area you're in since Newport News's zoning is weird and stretches along a 30 minute road just about. With a good gpa and academic standing, you will be provided transportation to and from the school as well as education in the programs of your choice. It's really awesome!