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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataVirginia

Social Statistics

Newport News, Virginia

Number

Percent

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school50,215100.0
Nursery school, preschool3,6107.2
Kindergarten3,2746.5
Elementary school (grades 1-8)22,51144.8
High school (grades 9-12)10,20920.3
College or graduate school10,61121.1
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
Population 25 years and over110,083100.0
Less than 9th grade4,6654.2
9th to 12th grade, no diploma12,38811.3
High school graduate (includes equivalency)33,12530.1
Some college, no degree29,99527.2
Associate degree8,0207.3
Bachelor's degree14,73513.4
Graduate or professional degree7,1556.5
Percent high school graduate or higher84.5(X)
Percent bachelor's degree or higher19.9(X)
MARITAL STATUS
Population 15 years and over137,950100.0
Never married39,38728.6
Now married, except separated68,31249.5
Separated6,4664.7
Widowed8,9916.5
Female
7,4945.4
Divorced14,79410.7
Female
8,7656.4
GRANDPARENTS AS CAREGIVERS
Grandparent living in household with one or more own grandchildren under 18 years3,687100.0
Grandparent responsible for grandchildren1,75447.6
VETERAN STATUS
Civilian population 18 years and over120,962100.0
Civilian veterans24,02119.9
DISABILITY STATUS OF THE CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED POPULATION
Population 5 to 20 years42,047100.0
With a disability3,5948.5
Population 21 to 64 years94,899100.0
With a disability18,36319.4
Percent employed
56.7(X)
No disability76,53680.6
Percent employed
79.0(X)
Population 65 years and over17,225100.0
With a disability7,42443.1
RESIDENCE IN 1995
Population 5 years and over165,897100.0
Same house in 199575,40545.5
Different house in the U.S. in 199585,36851.5
Same county
38,03922.9
Different county
47,32928.5
Same state
20,66312.5
Different state
26,66616.1
Elsewhere in 19955,1243.1
NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Total population180,150100.0
Native171,54095.2
Born in United States
166,60592.5
State of residence
86,67848.1
Different state
79,92744.4
Born outside United States
4,9352.7
Foreign born8,6104.8
Entered 1990 to March 2000
3,0561.7
Naturalized citizen
4,5402.5
Not a citizen
4,0702.3
REGION OF BIRTH OF FOREIGN BORN
Total (excluding born at sea)8,610100.0
Europe2,58630.0
Asia3,59541.8
Africa2442.8
Oceania951.1
Latin America1,83721.3
Northern America2532.9
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
Population 5 years and over165,897100.0
English only152,14991.7
Language other than English13,7488.3
Speak English less than 'very well
4,7242.8
Spanish
5,9513.6
Speak English less than "very well"
1,7021.0
Other Indo-European languages
3,9812.4
Speak English less than "very well"
1,0280.6
Asian and Pacific Island languages
3,3432.0
Speak English less than "very well"
1,8651.1
ANCESTRY (single or multiple)
Total population180,150100.0

Total ancestries reported

174,94797.1
Arab4040.2
Czech15040.3
Danish3810.2
Dutch1,9581.1
English14,9508.3
French (except Basque)13,6622.0
French Canadian19290.5
German17,2439.6
Greek6690.4
Hungarian4030.2
Irish113,4117.4
Italian5,7403.2
Lithuanian1080.1
Norwegian1,1050.6
Polish2,5421.4
Portuguese4210.2
Russian5920.3
Scotch-Irish2,9941.7
Scottish2,8301.6
Slovak2370.1
Subsaharan African1,9551.1
Swedish9130.5
Swiss2180.1
Ukrainian3980.2
United States or American14,1137.8
Welsh9120.5
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)1,1800.7
Other ancestries84,17546.7
(X) Not applicable.
1 The data represent a combination of two ancestries shown separately in Summary File 3. Czech includes Czechoslovakian. French includes Alsatian. French Canadian includes Acadian/Cajun. Irish includes Celtic.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P18, P19, P21, P22, P24, P36, P37, P39, P42, PCT8, PCT16, PCT17, and PCT19

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