Newport News, VA

29% of Newport News residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park.
Median City, 100 most populous U.S. cities: 74%
Median City, all urban cities and towns in U.S.: 55%

We’re working to ensure that every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America has a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home.

Newport News residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
The average distance most people are willing to walk to reach a destination is 10-minutes or roughly half a mile. The 10-minute walk standard helps us examine the availability of parks close to home.
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
29
Adults (20 - 64)
28
Seniors (65+)
29
By Income (%)
High Income
25
Middle Income
27
Low Income
32
By Race/Ethnicity (%)
Native American*
31
Asian*
23
Black*
33
Hispanic
24
Pacific Islander*
23
White*
25
2 or More Races*
28
Other*
29
*Excludes those who report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
9% of Newport News’s land is used for parks and recreation.
National median 15%
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