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Newport News, Va

The NOT Place

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  1. 180,000 People in Urban setting with median household incomes from $19,500 - $85,000, with 20% below poverty level. Sports & stars -13 professional football players & many artists;
  2. Culture - Both Urban and metropolitan with subcultures that vary from conservative military & pro-military (Ft. Eustis, Langley, ); to intellectual/collegiate (Jeff Labs, CNU), richly historical - War Museum, Transportation Museum, Endview Plantation, Peninsula Fine Arts Museum & Ferguson Performing Arts Center; to "Bad News" notariety from 50cent in 'Ski-Mask-Way,' hip-hop, 'gansta' culture;;
  3. Crime- the murder rate is double the national average, while other violent crimes are only slightly above and property crimes are slightly less than the national average.
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  5. Newport News is industrial urban at the east end and sprawling suburban at the west end. It is racially integrated with an almost 50/50 split between black and white.

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Economics & Industry
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  1. Technology & Maunfacturing : Jefferson Labs, Canon; Bay Electric & International Communications Group; Muhlbauer, AG Hi Tech International, Dilon Technologies; Soluble Systems; Christopher Newport University; Siemens, PenSoft; Muller-Martini Manufacturing; Alion Science;
  2. Military Industrial complex - Fort Eustis employs >10,000; defense contractors,
  3. Tourism & recreation - historically rich area - plantations, civil war battlegrounds, Battle of ironclads, Mariner's Museum,
  4. Boating & Fishing -


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Physical Geography & Landmarks

  1. Peninsula - in Chesapeake Bay surrounded by James River and York River; 22 miles long, 4 mi. wide; 69 sq.miles.
  2. Tidewater - Coastal area at ocean level with moderate climate - hurricanes & tropical storms are common from the NE; Thunderstorms are frequent with average annual rainfall of 42 in.; average temperatures range from 35 degree low to 85 degree high.
  3. Historical area with many parks - from settlers first landing through Revolutionary War, Civil War, and both World Wars, Newport News Park, 8,000 acres; Huntington Park/Beach; Riverview Farm Park, Victory Arch, King-Lincoln Park, Museum Park, Deer Park; Endview Plantation; and multiple Marinas.
  4. Water - 50 Sq mi of Newport News is covered by water, Marshes bound the tidal areas and low-lying areas can flood.
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