Newport News is a metropolitan area of Virginia. Newport news is located in Warwick County, Virginia. In the beginning, the area was mostly farmland. The first settlers to the area arrived in 1610. The original name of Newport News was Elizabeth Cittie. By 1634, the population had grown to 5,000. Before the Civil War, the area was considered a fishing village. Many plantations were also found in the area. From the 1960s through the 1990s, population in the city exploded.
Newport News has grown tremendously since the first settlers arrived. In 2010, the population was at 180,719. This is up 0.3% from 2000. Of the population 52.7% are female. The Caucasian population is at 49% and the African American population is 40.9%. The average household income is $48,285. The crime rate in Newport News is slightly higher than the national average. In 2010, there were 8,724 crimes committed. Of these crimes, 1,242 were violent crimes. Theft is the largest crime reported in the city. This city has become rich in culture. The Virginia Living Museum and the Peninsula Fine Arts Center are the must see attractions. The Newport News, Virginia business directory is a great place to find attractions to visit. High school sport's play a major part in the city's culture.The area is home to four major colleges. If you are looking for local parks, check out the Newport News, Virginia yellow pages.
Newport News has hot and humid summers. The warmest month is July, with the coolest month being January. Spring and summer are considered the wet seasons. The area is prone to hurricanes and tropical storms. Aerospace, military, and shipbuilding are the major industries in Newport News. The city operates on a council-manager government. The major airports of the city include Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport and Norfolk International Airport. Amtrak also provides transportation to and from the city. When traveling within the city, Hampton Roads Transit offers a large amount of routes. If you are looking for local news, the Daily Press serves as the city's newspaper. The television station, WTKR-TV 3, offers the most up to date news.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan
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