Newport News, VA

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2019 Population
179,673
0.262% 1-year decline
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
33.5
0.601% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
15.3%
1.03% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$53,215
2.57% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$194,000
0.466% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
81,407
0.438% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Newport News, VA had a population of 180k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $53,215. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Newport News, VA declined from 180,145 to 179,673, a −0.262% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,884 to $53,215, a 2.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newport News, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (42.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (40%), White (Hispanic) (5.02%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.12%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.16%). 0% of the households in Newport News, VA speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 96.4% of the residents in Newport News, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newport News, VA are Christopher Newport University (1,245 degrees awarded in 2019), Riverside College of Health Careers (167 degrees), and Centura College-Newport News (103 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Newport News, VA was $194,000, and the homeownership rate was 48.9%. Most people in Newport News, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Newport News, VA was 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Virginia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Community Mobility

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Diversity

Newport News, VA is home to a population of 180k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2019, 17% of Newport News, VA residents were born outside of the country (30.5k people).

In 2019, there were 1.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.1k people) in Newport News, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 71.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.02k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newport News, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    77.1k ± 254
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    71.8k ± 811
  3. White (Hispanic)
    9.02k ± 760
8.98%
Hispanic Population
16.1k people

In 2019, there were 1.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (77.1k people) in Newport News, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 71.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 9.02k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.98% of the people in Newport News, VA are hispanic (16.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Newport News, VA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
30.5k people
6.94%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
12.5k people

As of 2019, 17% of Newport News, VA residents (30.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newport News, VA was 6.94%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

33
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Newport News, VA was 33.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Newport News, VA are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Newport News, VA residents was 33.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    110,628 ± 8,112 people
  2. India
    90,134 ± 7,331 people
  3. Mexico
    55,497 ± 5,765 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 110,628 Virginia residents, followed by India with 90,134 and Mexico with 55,497.

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Citizenship

96.4%
2019 Citizenship
96.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96.4% of Newport News, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Newport News, VA was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,552 ± 711
  2. Vietnam
    4,425 ± 377
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,943 ± 420

Newport News, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Newport News, VA is $53,215. In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Newport News, VA was Census Tract 320.01 with a value of $101,707, followed by Census Tract 318 and Census Tract 319.01, with respective values of $96,047 and $94,306.

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,617. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

The economy of Newport News, VA employs 81.4k people. The largest industries in Newport News, VA are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,469 people), Manufacturing (11,121 people), and Retail Trade (9,572 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($73,920), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,827).

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,215
2019 value
± $1,607
2.57%
1 Year Growth
± 3.77%

Households in Newport News, VA have a median annual income of $53,215, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,884 in 2018, which represents a 2.57% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,421
Average Male Salary in Virginia
± $1,407
$58,617
Average Female Salary in Virginia
± $1,090

In 2019, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Virginia
  1. Asian
    $72,838 ± $3,429
  2. White
    $64,618 ± $1,052
  3. Two or More Races
    $51,601 ± $4,191

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Virginia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newport News, VA is from Virginia.
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2018 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2019, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.00766% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 320.01
  2. Census Tract 318
  3. Census Tract 319.01

In 2019, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newport News, VA was Census Tract 320.01 with a value of $101,707, followed by Census Tract 318 and Census Tract 319.01, with respective values of $96,047 and $94,306.

The following map shows all of the places in Newport News, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newport News, VA (26.1k out of 171k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. Black
    15,250 ± 1,005
  2. White
    8,181 ± 657
  3. Hispanic
    3,095 ± 431

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newport News, VA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

81.4k
2019 Value
± 2,158
−0.438%
1 Year decline
± 3.77%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Newport News, VA declined at a rate of −0.438%, from 81.8k employees to 81.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newport News, VA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,812 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,679 people), and Management Occupations (6,356 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newport News, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newport News, VA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,812 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,679 people), and Management Occupations (6,356 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Newport News, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.34 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.33 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newport News, VA, by median earnings, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations ($82,679), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,255), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,639).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

81.4k
2019 Value
± 2,158
−0.438%
1 Year decline
± 3.77%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Newport News, VA declined at a rate of −0.438%, from 81.8k employees to 81.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newport News, VA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,469 people), Manufacturing (11,121 people), and Retail Trade (9,572 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newport News, VA, though some of these residents may live in Newport News, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Newport News, VA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,469 people), Manufacturing (11,121 people), and Retail Trade (9,572 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Newport News, VA has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.78 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.37 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.13 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newport News, VA, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($73,920), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($62,827).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $35.1B
  2. $31.5B
  3. $30.5B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $35.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.5B) and Electronics ($30.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$307B
2018 Value in Virginia
$648B
Projected 2045 Value in Virginia
111% growth

In 2018, total outbound Virginia trade was $307B. This is expected to increase 111% to $648B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.8B
  2. $20B
  3. $11.7B

In 2018, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $21.8B, followed by North Carolina with $20B and Pennsylvania and $11.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Newport News city, VA went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 60.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.6%), followed by Other (6.11%). The most partisan county was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Newport News city, VA
60.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Virginia
  1. 87.2% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 82% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 81.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Virginia was Petersburg city, VA with 87.2% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Virginia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2019, universities in Newport News, VA awarded 1,545 degrees. The student population of Newport News, VA is skewed towards women, with 2,310 male students and 3,148 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newport News, VA are White (1,046 and 67.9%), followed by Black or African American (194 and 12.6%), Unknown (95 and 6.16%), and Two or More Races (89 and 5.78%).

The largest universities in Newport News, VA by number of degrees awarded are Christopher Newport University (1,245 and 80.6%), Riverside College of Health Careers (167 and 10.8%), and Centura College-Newport News (103 and 6.67%).

The most popular majors in Newport News, VA are General Business Administration & Management (176 and 11.4%), General Biological Sciences (172 and 11.1%), and General Psychology (127 and 8.22%).

The median tuition costs in Newport News, VA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $9,100 and $21,566 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 176 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 172 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 127 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newport News, VA was General Business Administration & Management with 176 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Newport News, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,245 degrees awarded
  2. 167 degrees awarded
  3. 103 degrees awarded
$9,100
Median In-State Public
$N/A
Median Private

In 2019, the Newport News, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Christopher Newport University with 1,245 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

550
Degrees Awarded to Men
995
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 550 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newport News, VA, which is 0.553 times less than the 995 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Newport News, VA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,046 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    194 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    95 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Newport News, VA was White students. These 1,046 degrees mean that there were 5.39 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 194 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newport News, VA was $194,000 in 2019, which is 0.807 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $193,100 to $194,000, a 0.466% increase. The homeownership rate in Newport News, VA is 48.9%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Newport News, VA have an average commute time of 22.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newport News, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$194,000
2019 Median
± $3,122
$193,100
2018 Median
± $2,821

In 2019, the median property value in Newport News, VA grew to to $194,000 from the previous year's value of $193,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Newport News, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newport News, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$53,215
Median Household Income
± $1,607
69.8k
Number of Households
± 1,865

In 2019, the median household income of the 69.8k households in Newport News, VA grew to $53,215 from the previous year's value of $51,884.

The following chart displays the households in Newport News, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Newport News, VA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newport News, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

48.9%
2019 Homeownership
49.1%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 48.9% of the housing units in Newport News, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 49.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Newport News, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newport News, VA have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.83% of the workforce in Newport News, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Carpooled (9.76%)
  3. Walked (3.62%)

In 2019, 77.6% of workers in Newport News, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.76%) and those who walked to work (3.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newport News, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newport News, VA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

88.8% of the population of Newport News, VA has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 8.03% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 9.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Newport News city, VA see 1880 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.86% increase from the previous year (1776 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1211 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 614 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, King and Queen County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (48.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,880 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Newport News city, VA

Primary care physicians in Newport News city, VA see an average of 1,880 patients per year. This represents a 5.86% increase from the previous year (1,776 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Newport News city, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Virginia
$4,218
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,361
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$9,677
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.2%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
15.4%
Medicaid
8.03%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
9.47%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newport News, VA declined by 2.58% from 11.5% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newport News, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

Nottoway County and Bristol city have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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