Newport, RI

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Population

24,745

0.712% growth

Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$65,365

9.32% growth

Poverty Rate

14.6%


Number of Employees

12,470

0.145% growth

Median Property Value

$405,700

6.15% growth

About

In 2017, Newport, RI had a population of 24.7k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $65,365. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Newport, RI grew from 24,570 to 24,745, a 0.712% increase and its median household income grew from $59,794 to $65,365, a 9.32% increase.

The population of Newport, RI is 76.6% White Alone, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.87% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Newport, RI speak a non-English language, and 94.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newport, RI are Salve Regina University (847 degrees awarded in 2016) and International Yacht Restoration School (69 degrees).

The median property value in Newport, RI is $405,700, and the homeownership rate is 40.4%. Most people in Newport, RI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Newport, RI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Newport, RI employs 12.5k people. The largest industries in Newport, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,910 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,670 people), and Educational Services (1,553 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,344), Public Administration ($79,083), and Utilities ($67,670).

Median household income in Newport, RI is $65,365. Males in Newport, RI have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,765. The income inequality in Newport, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,365

2017 value

± $4,728

9.32%

1 Year Growth

± 9.92%

Households in Newport, RI have a median annual income of $65,365, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,794 in 2016, which represents a 9.32% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,678

Average Male Salary

± $3,488

$52,765

Average Female Salary

± $2,573

In 2017, full-time male employees in Rhode Island made 1.28 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Rhode Island by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $55,088 ± $13,113

  2. White

    $53,532 ± $2,161

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,001 ± $29,532

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Rhode Island workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Rhode Island by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newport, RI is from Rhode Island.

0.463

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.241% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Rhode Island across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 407

  2. Census Tract 409

  3. Census Tract 411

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newport, RI was Census Tract 407 with a value of $86,417, followed by Census Tract 409 and Census Tract 411, with respective values of $76,250 and $61,625.

The following map shows all of the places in Newport, RI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newport, RI (3.17k out of 21.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    1,756 ± 309

  2. Hispanic

    851 ± 269

  3. Black

    545 ± 174

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newport, RI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

12.5k

2017 Value

± 769

0.145%

1 Year growth

± 8.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newport, RI grew at a rate of 0.145%, from 12.5k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newport, RI, are Management Occupations (1,565 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,340 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,300 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newport, RI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newport, RI, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,565 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,340 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1,300 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Newport, RI has an unusually high number of residents working as Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.78 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.73 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newport, RI, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($105,188), Protective Service Occupations ($100,139), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($87,292).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

12.5k

2017 Value

± 769

0.145%

1 Year growth

± 8.83%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newport, RI grew at a rate of 0.145%, from 12.5k employees to 12.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newport, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,910 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,670 people), and Educational Services (1,553 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newport, RI, though some of these residents may live in Newport, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Newport, RI, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,910 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,670 people), and Educational Services (1,553 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Newport, RI has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.98 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.76 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newport, RI, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($97,344), Public Administration ($79,083), and Utilities ($67,670).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $13.4B

  2. $6.99B

  3. $4.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $13.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($6.99B) and Fuel oils ($4.5B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Rhode Island products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$48.1B

2015 Value

$56.6B

Projected 2045 Value

17.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $48.1B. This is expected to increase 17.7% to $56.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Rhode Island trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.9B

  2. $2.86B

  3. $1.45B

In 2015, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $14.9B, followed by Connecticut with $2.86B and New York and $1.45B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Rhode Island shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

89.9% of the population of Newport, RI has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 14.1% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 17.7% on non-group plans, and 4.38% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Newport, RI was $9,551 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($9,160).

Primary care physicians in Newport, RI see 1044 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.385% increase from the previous year (1040 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1581 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 270 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (9.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,044 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rhode Island see an average of 1,044 patients per year. This represents a 0.385% increase from the previous year (1,040 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rhode Island in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,551

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,620

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,934

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,901

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Rhode Island (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $9,160 to $9,551.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.1%

Uninsured

42.5%

Employer Coverage

14.1%

Medicaid

11.2%

Medicare

17.7%

Non-Group

4.38%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newport, RI declined by 7.99% from 11% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newport, RI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 9.7% prevalence

  2. 9.4% prevalence

  3. 8.7% prevalence

Providence County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Rhode Island, at 9.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Rhode Island by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Newport, RI is home to a population of 24.7k people, from which 94.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 9.56% of Newport, RI residents were born outside of the country (2.37k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Newport, RI is composed of 18.9k White Alone residents (76.6%), 2.77k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.2%), 1.21k Black or African American Alone residents (4.87%), 1.1k Two or More Races residents (4.43%), 434 Asian Alone residents (1.75%), 205 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.828%), 93 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.376%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Newport, RI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Newport, RI was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Newport, RI are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Newport, RI residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.56%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.37k people

9.27%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.28k people

As of 2017, 9.56% of Newport, RI residents (2.37k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newport, RI was 9.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Dominican Republic

    24,773 ± 3,819 people

  2. Guatemala

    14,188 ± 2,905 people

  3. Portugal

    13,168 ± 2,800 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rhode Island was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 24,773 Rhode Island residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,188 and Portugal with 13,168.

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Citizenship

94.2%

2017 Citizenship

94.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.2% of Newport, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Newport, RI was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    18.9k ± 430

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.77k ± 526

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.21k ± 192

In 2017, there were 6.85 times more White Alone residents (18.9k people) in Newport, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.77k Hispanic or Latino and 1.21k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Newport, RI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Newport, RI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Newport, RI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Newport, RI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    652 ± 144

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    376 ± 121

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    203 ± 87

Newport, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Newport, RI awarded 916 degrees. The student population of Newport, RI is skewed towards women, with 948 male students and 1,896 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newport, RI are White (731 and 82.5%), followed by Unknown (59 and 6.66%), Hispanic or Latino (42 and 4.74%), and Black or African American (21 and 2.37%).

The largest universities in Newport, RI by number of degrees awarded are Salve Regina University (847 and 92.5%) and International Yacht Restoration School (69 and 7.53%).

The most popular majors in Newport, RI are General Business Administration & Management (111 and 12.1%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (89 and 9.72%), and Registered Nursing (83 and 9.06%).

The median tuition costs in Newport, RI are $37,270 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 46 degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newport, RI was General Psychology with 46 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Newport, RI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 847 degrees awarded

  2. 69 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$37,270

Median Private

In 2016, the Newport, RI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salve Regina University with 847 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

325

Degrees Awarded to Men

591

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 325 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newport, RI, which is 0.55 times less than the 591 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Newport, RI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    731 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    59 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    42 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Newport, RI were to White students. These 731 degrees mean that there were 12.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 59 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newport, RI was $405,700 in 2017, which is 1.86 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $382,200 to $405,700, a 6.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Newport, RI is 40.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Newport, RI have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newport, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$65,365

Median Household Income

± $4,728

10.5k

Number of Households

± 621

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.5k households in Newport, RI grew to $65,365 from the previous year's value of $59,794.

The following chart displays the households in Newport, RI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$405,700

2017 Median

± $23,505

$382,200

2016 Median

± $13,576

In 2017, the median property value in Newport, RI grew to to $405,700 from the previous year's value of $382,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Newport, RI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newport, RI the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Newport, RI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newport, RI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

40.4%

2017 Homeownership

39.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.4% of the housing units in Newport, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Newport, RI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newport, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newport, RI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newport, RI have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.06% of the workforce in Newport, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    60%

  2. Walked

    14.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    9.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Newport, RI was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Worked At Home.

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