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Newport News historic map - Newport News, VA, 1891
Newport News, VA, 1891

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Major ancestry groups reported by Newport News residents include:

· Black or African American - 39%
· German - 10%
· English - 9%
· Irish - 8%
· Italian - 3%
· French (except Basque) - 2%
· Puerto Rican - 2%
· Scotch-Irish - 2%
· Scottish - 2%
· Polish - 1%
· Subsaharan African - 1%
· Dutch - 1%
· Mexican - 1%
· African - 1%
· European - 1%
· Korean - 1%
· Filipino - 1%
· American Indian tribes, specified - 1%
· Other Hispanic or Latino - 1%
· West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 1%
· Norwegian - 1%
· French Canadian - 1%
· Swedish - 1%
· Welsh - 1%

Former names for Newport News include:
· Warwick

For more detail about place names in the Newport News area, consult Virginia Place Names, Raus McDill Hanson
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Libraries in Newport News include Main Street Library, Pearl Bailey Library, Virgil I. Grissom Library, West Avenue Library

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