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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 181,606. Living in Newport News offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent 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
181,606

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$972
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    51%
  • Own
    49%
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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
    283
  • Murder
    13
    6
  • Rape
    51
    41
  • Robbery
    132
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    456
    500
  • Theft
    2,317
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    269
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$50,089
National
$55,322
Children
20%
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%

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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!
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Personally, I like the sense of growth and family oriented area. There is so much prosperity here things are constantly changing, for the better in most cases. Now in regards of what needs to change, I do believe something big should be in Newport News. For example, Hampton is popular for buckroe beach, not to mention historical buildings and food trucks, then across we have Virginia Beach which is a tourist attraction. It's for something big here!
Newport News has a lot of nice spots to eat, hang out, and relax. I appreciate how diverse, clean, and safe it is. Neighborhoods are beautiful and quiet. The academics are also A+! Job opportunies are endless. I'm really happy to be a current resident of Newport News.