Have you ever been curious about which segment of Newport News’ population is growing the fastest? Or what percentage of Newport News residents have earned a degree in higher education? Well, the Newport News Department of Planning has made finding those answers and more easier than ever. Newport News Through the Years
provides summary data on key demographic changes since 2000, covering areas including population, education, income, housing and more. At-A-Glance and full Statistical Profile reports are also available.
This information is used by planners and local officials to project the growth and development of the City. It can be used to shape policies and programs intended to improve the city's livability, flexibility, and economic strength. The data provides current baseline information and developing trends to be reviewed early in the update process of the Comprehensive Plan. Once adopted by City Council, comprehensive plans must be reviewed at least every five years and updated as needed.
It is also intended to provide a community profile for citizens who want to know more about the city in which they live. More detailed information on specific areas of Newport News can be found in the current Statistical Profile