In general, Newport News has a population of about 180,000 people and is a majority minority city by about 8%. The median household income is approximately $52,000. As you can see on the maps below, Newport News is a long and narrow city, so the three districts each have their own distinct assets and features, and it can be challenging for the city to feel unified when it can be difficult to travel from one end to the other. However, initiatives like the One City Marathon are helping to encourage blending of the three districts. 

North District

This area branches from Oyster Point in the south to the border of Yorktown in the north. Historically, the north district is home to many landmark locations. Lee Hall and Endview Plantation house a lot of Newport News’ Civil War history. At both of these locations, you can walk the path of the soldiers and tour a house used as a hospital during the war. More recently, a large military presence exists in the North District as well at Fort Eustis. Fort Eustis has served many functions since its installation in 1918 including an army transportation center, a prison during  prohibition, and most recently army training. In 2010, it was combined with Langley Air Force base to create the Joint Base Langley-Eustis. Because of this base, a large military presence exists in the North District. This area is also home to a large population of resettled refugees from all over the world. You can find resources to serve both of these communities through the CCE. The North District’s median income is almost $56k.

Central District

Voyaging down to the Central District, this area begins right near Denbigh Blvd. and ends at the most southern point of Hilton Village.  Home to Warwick High School, Patrick Henry Mall, and the Noland Trail, this area is filled with vibrant energy and rich history. Mainly, the historical context of the Central District consists of Hilton Village, which was originally the neighborhood that is home to a large population of NN Shipbuilding workers and provides a 5-minute commute to work. Another prominent area within the Central District is Christopher Newport University. CNU is located right here at the intersections of J Clyde Morris Blvd., Warwick Blvd., and Shoe Lane which was formerly home to a predominantly black neighborhood in the early 1900’s. Since CNU’s expansion and transition to Shoe Lane in 1964, it has been a staple of the central district, drawing in many students from areas all across Virginia and even other states. The Central District’s population comprises mostly 20-54 year olds, with a significant population being members of the CNU community. In the district, the median household income is almost $59k. 

South District

Our third district within the city of Newport News is the South District. After passing through Hilton Village down Warwick and at the intersection of Harpersville Rd and Jefferson Ave., you will see that the South District includes a fair share of history shared at a national and even global scale. The Newport News Shipyard is a crucial piece to the foundation of our city with over 25,000 people working for this industry.  Alongside that, this area is also home to Victory Landing Park and the famous Victory Arch, where local residents welcomed World War 1, 2, and Vietnam veterans with large parades of people as they returned to America. The Victory Arch now is a symbol of freedom and gratitude in honor of the veterans who fought to keep our country safe, and on Memorial Day of 1969, the city implemented an eternal flame in front of the arch to bring life and energy to the arch and to the city.  

Similar to the other districts, the age range is mainly 20-54 years old in South Newport News. As this area has experienced many hardships throughout the years including redlining housing segregation, food deserts, the median household income reflects much differently than the other districts, sitting close to $36k.