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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.3%), Manufacturing (15.3%), Retail trade (12.8%).
Detached houses: $226,899Here:$226,899State:$330,816
Townhouses or other attached units: $199,574Here:$199,574State:$310,878
In 3-to-4-unit structures: $343,133Here:$343,133State:$242,971
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $310,799Here:$310,799State:$270,208
Mobile homes: $33,810Here:$33,810State:$37,843
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average cost (in $1000s)
Obama (Democratic): 64.1%
McCain (Republican): 35.3%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,992 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,717 (0.9%)
Area name: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Newport News city is $706 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $811 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1118 a month.
Cities in this county include: Newport News.
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Neighboring counties: James City County , York County , Hampton city .
Unemployment by year (%)
Current college students: 10,611
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
Number of foreign born residents: 8,610 (53% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.0 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.1%
Housing units in Newport News city with a mortgage: 24,895 (3,455 second mortgage, 2,296 home equity loan, 110 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,414
Class of Workers
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Most common first ancestries reported in Newport News city (%):
13.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,950 average adjusted gross income)
1.10% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,113 average AGI)Newport News city:1.10%Virginia average:0.41%
7.11% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($16,372 average AGI)
5.50% relocated from other states ($12,465 average AGI)Newport News city:5.50%Virginia average:4.24%
14.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,499 average adjusted gross income)
0.61% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,308 average AGI)Newport News city:0.61%Virginia average:0.22%
7.61% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($19,940 average AGI)
5.96% relocated to other states ($14,251 average AGI)Newport News city:5.96%Virginia average:4.13%
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 20.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 17.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 21,502 (17,836 aged, 3,666 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.8. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of homicide:
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 86.2. This is less than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
31,862 spouses, 55,132 children (50,359 natural, 1,187 adopted, 3,586 stepchildren), 3,712 grandchildren, 1,420 brothers or sisters, 1,126 parents, 2,392 other relatives, 3,718 non-relatives
Size of family households: 18,343 2-persons, 12,644 3-persons, 9,736 4-persons, 4,106 5-persons, 1,352 6-persons, 574 7-or-more-persons.
Size of nonfamily households: 18,801 1-person, 3,552 2-persons, 470 3-persons, 93 4-persons, 56 5-persons, 23 6-persons.
91.7% of residents of Newport News city speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (44% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
Population growth in Newport News city
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 28.52 millions of gallons per day (8% from ground, 92% from surface)
Year house built
47% of Newport News city residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 45% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 44% lived in Virginia.
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $82,000
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Educational Attainment (%)
School Enrollment by Level of School (%)
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)
Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)
Conventional Home Purchase Loans
Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value
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