East End (Newport News, Virginia) facts for kids
The East End is an area of the independent city of Newport News, Virginia, located in the older portion of the port city near the harbor of Hampton Roads.
These statistics are derived from the 2010 United States Census, defining the "East End" as census tracts 301, 303, 304, 305, 306, and 308 in Newport News, Virginia. Please note that there is no exact definition of the boundaries of the "East End" and therefore, the following statistics should be considered approximate.
|Ethnicity Claimed||East End||The rest of Newport News|
|Age Distribution||East End||The rest of Newport News|
|Percent of population over 18||63.0%||77.4%|
|Percent of population over 65||10.4%||10.7%|
|Household Type||East End||The rest of Newport News|
|Married Couples with Children||6.5%||17.7%|
|Single Parents with Children||24.6%||12.6%|
|Poverty Level||East End||The rest of Newport News|
|Percent of population living in poverty||40.1%||14.9%|
In 2014, the number of homicides in the area almost doubled compared to the previous year, 2013. A local resident stated that it seemed like every time they "picked up a newspaper or turned on the TV" someone had been shot and killed. Another resident stated that the violence was "getting worse". Police stated that they would try to create better community relations to reduce the violence. One woman was killed by a stray bullet while sleeping in her own home.
In spring of 2015, over a 30 days period, just one street experienced four shootings and eight casualties. The Newport News Police Department responded by increasing patrols in the area, describing the area's violence as "spiraling out of control".
- Aaron Brooks
- Earl Faison, attended Huntington High School
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Hazel R. O'Leary
- Joe Durham, attended Huntington High School
- Marcus Vick
- Michael Vick
- Pearl Bailey