Newport, RI

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2020 Population
24,697
0.138% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
US Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
35.6
0.565% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
14.4%
1.16% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$68,201
1.64% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$495,000
10.3% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
11,311
4.82% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Newport, RI had a population of 24.7k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $68,201. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Newport, RI grew from 24,663 to 24,697, a 0.138% increase and its median household income grew from $67,102 to $68,201, a 1.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newport, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.96%), White (Hispanic) (4.46%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.58%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.02%).

None of the households in Newport, RI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.4% of the residents in Newport, RI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newport, RI are Salve Regina University (805 degrees awarded in 2020) and IYRS School of Technology & Trades (38 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Newport, RI was $495,000, and the homeownership rate was 43.9%.

Most people in Newport, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Newport, RI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Newport, RI is home to a population of 24.7k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.59% of Newport, RI residents were born outside of the country (1.63k people).

In 2020, there were 11.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Newport, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.4%
2020 Citizenship
95.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.4% of Newport, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Newport, RI was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newport, RI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 604
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.72k ± 342
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.1k ± 368
8.95%
Hispanic Population
2.21k people

In 2020, there were 11.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.1k people) in Newport, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.95% of the people in Newport, RI are hispanic (2.21k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    29,370 ± 4,149 people
  2. Guatemala
    14,363 ± 2,922 people
  3. Portugal
    12,959 ± 2,778 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rhode Island was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 29,370 Rhode Island residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,363 and Portugal with 12,959.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.59%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.63k people
8.66%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.14k people

As of 2020, 6.59% of Newport, RI residents (1.63k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newport, RI was 8.66%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    708 ± 130
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    484 ± 152
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    115 ± 59

Newport, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Newport, RI employs 11.3k people. The largest industries in Newport, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,718 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,671 people), and Educational Services (1,342 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($83,631), Finance & Insurance ($81,438), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,896).

Males in Rhode Island have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,718. The income inequality in Rhode Island (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

11.3k
2020 Value
± 788
−4.82%
1 Year decline
± 10.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Newport, RI declined at a rate of −4.82%, from 11.9k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newport, RI, are Management Occupations (1,393 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,231 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,173 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newport, RI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11.3k
2020 Value
± 788
−4.82%
1 Year decline
± 10.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Newport, RI declined at a rate of −4.82%, from 11.9k employees to 11.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newport, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,718 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,671 people), and Educational Services (1,342 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,393
Median earning men ± $6,814
$32,173
Median earning women ± $3,416

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($93,393), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($77,417), and Public Administration ($65,563).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($82,532), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,300), and Manufacturing ($62,222).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Rhode Island. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Rhode Island.

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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. $12.6B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $6.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $12.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($10.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($6.1B).

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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$57.4B
2020 Value in Rhode Island
$99.7B
Projected 2050 Value in Rhode Island
73.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $57.4B. This is expected to increase 73.8% to $99.7B by 2050.

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. $12.4B
  2. $4.56B
  3. $2.87B

In 2020, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $12.4B, followed by Connecticut with $4.56B and New York and $2.87B.

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

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Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing the state of Rhode Island. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Rhode Island

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Jack Reed
Senator from Rhode Island2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing Rhode Island.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Rhode Island over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Rhode Island

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Rhode Island have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Newport, RI awarded 843 degrees. The student population of Newport, RI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,032 male students and 1,799 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newport, RI are White (630 and 76.2%), followed by Unknown (116 and 14%), Hispanic or Latino (37 and 4.47%), and Two or More Races (20 and 2.42%).

The largest universities in Newport, RI by number of degrees awarded are Salve Regina University (805 and 95.5%) and IYRS School of Technology & Trades (38 and 4.51%).

The most popular majors in Newport, RI are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (127 and 15.1%), General Business Administration & Management (111 and 13.2%), and Registered Nursing (76 and 9.02%).

The median tuition cost in Newport, RI for private four year colleges is $42,220.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Newport, RI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 2,831 (36.5% men and 63.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 2,831 students enrolled in Newport, RI, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,215 records, of which 64.1% were women and 35.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 76 degree-majors awarded
  2. 59 degree-majors awarded
  3. 40 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newport, RI was Registered Nursing with 76 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 805 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salve Regina University with 805 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 287 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newport, RI, which is 0.516 times less than the 556 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 630 degrees mean that there were 5.43 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 116 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($42,220) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($700) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,450) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.01% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.07% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (243k), Some college (181k), and Bachelors Degree (168k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Newport, RI was $495,000 in 2020, which is 2.15 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $448,800 to $495,000, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Newport, RI is 43.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Newport, RI have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newport, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Newport, RI is $68,201. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Newport, RI was Census Tract 407 with a value of $94,688, followed by Census Tract 409 and Census Tract 406, with respective values of $93,364 and $73,262.

Property

$495,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$33,021
$4,423
Median Property Taxes
±$431

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Newport, RI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

43.9%
Homeownership
2020
64.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 43.9% of the housing units in Newport, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 42.8%.

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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 406

In 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newport, RI was Census Tract 407 with a value of $94,688, followed by Census Tract 409 and Census Tract 406, with respective values of $93,364 and $73,262.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$68,201
Median Household Income
± $4,880
10.1k
Number of Households
± 710

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Newport, RI grew to $68,201 from the previous year's value of $67,102.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newport, RI is from Rhode Island.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Rhode Island
0.453
2019 Wage GINI in Rhode Island

In 2020, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.736% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (60.2%)
  2. Walked (13.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (13.1%)

In 2020, 60.2% of workers in Newport, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (13.5%) and those who worked at home (13.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newport, RI have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Newport, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newport, RI (3.07k out of 21.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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94.8% of the population of Newport, RI has health coverage, with 40.4% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 20.9% on non-group plans, and 5.29% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Newport County, RI see 1101 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.01% decrease from the previous year (1210 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 954 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 294 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Rhode Island, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,101 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Newport County, RI

Primary care physicians in Newport County, RI see an average of 1,101 patients per year. This represents a 9.01% decrease from the previous year (1,210 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Newport County, RI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Rhode Island across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.1% under 18 years, 26.8% between 18 and 34 years, 34% between 35 and 64 years, and 20% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.9% were men and 55.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.25%
Uninsured
40.4%
Employer Coverage
16.1%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
20.9%
Non-Group
5.29%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newport, RI declined by 24.4% from 6.94% to 5.25%.

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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