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Newport County, Rhode Island (RI)

County population in 2014: 82,358 (88% urban, 12% rural); it was 85,433 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 15,243
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,781
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 21,699
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,887 (it was 13,529 in 2000)
% of renters here:

38%
State:

39%

Land area: 104 sq. mi.

Water area: 209.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 792 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Newport County: 113.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.2%), Educational, health and social services (18.5%), Manufacturing (11.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Newport County, Rhode Island:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (87.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.2%)
  • Two or more races (2.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.5%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Rhode Island median age:  39.0 years
Males: 40,150  (48.8%)
Females: 42,208  (51.2%)
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Newport County,RI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Newport County:

2.0 people
Rhode Island:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $66,026 ($50,448 in 1999)

This county:

$66,026
Rhode Island:

$58,073

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $967 (lower quartile is $460, upper quartile is $1,363)
This county:

$967
State:

$809


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $366,700 (it was $163,200 in 2000)
Newport:

$366,700
Rhode Island:

$241,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $253,100 - $570,200
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,058
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $779

Institutionalized population: 539
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Health of residents in Newport County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
79.1% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
53.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
89.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
82.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 189 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.
12.7% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 254 buildings, average cost: $152,100
  • 2001: 258 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2002: 263 buildings, average cost: $179,600
  • 2003: 252 buildings, average cost: $203,700
  • 2004: 235 buildings, average cost: $262,800
  • 2005: 248 buildings, average cost: $232,500
  • 2006: 183 buildings, average cost: $293,600
  • 2007: 137 buildings, average cost: $359,600
  • 2008: 120 buildings, average cost: $409,000
  • 2009: 97 buildings, average cost: $273,000
  • 2010: 91 buildings, average cost: $261,400
  • 2011: 86 buildings, average cost: $260,900
  • 2012: 99 buildings, average cost: $307,700
  • 2013: 140 buildings, average cost: $229,800
  • 2014: 110 buildings, average cost: $320,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $4,404 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $4,153 (1.1%)

Newport County household income distribution in 2009 Newport County home values distribution Newport County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.4%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.8% for Black residents, 20.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.1% for American Indian residents, 36.7% for other race residents, 20.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.4%
Newport County:

12.4%
Rhode Island:

13.9%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.6% for Black residents, 18.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.1% for American Indian residents, 36.4% for other race residents, 19.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Area name: Providence-Fall River, RI-MA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Newport County is $827 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $965 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1155 a month.

Cities in this county include: Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth, Newport East, Tiverton, Jamestown, Little Compton, Melville.

Newport County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Carbon County, Wyoming , Daggett County, Utah , Goshen County, Wyoming , Miami County, Indiana , Tompkins County, New York , Lincoln County, Nebraska , Williams County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Rhode Island:

4.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 6,086
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,216 (54% naturalized citizens)

Newport County:

4.9%
Whole state:

11.4%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 845
  • 1990 to 1994: 375
  • 1985 to 1989: 297
  • 1980 to 1984: 475
  • 1975 to 1979: 331
  • 1970 to 1974: 322
  • 1970 to 1974: 423
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,148
Note: State values scaled to Newport County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 68.8%

Newport County marital status for males Newport County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,361
  • One, attached: 1,948
  • Two: 3,997
  • 3 or 4: 3,581
  • 5 to 9: 1,696
  • 10 to 19: 1,098
  • 20 or more: 1,939
  • Mobile homes: 934
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Newport County with a mortgage: 12,878 (1,376 second mortgage, 2,004 home equity loan, 54 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,404

Here:

70.4% with mortgage
State:

70.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Newport County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic28,39214
Mainline Protestant7,57924
Evangelical Protestant1,52215
Other1,1749
Orthodox3001
Black Protestant1171
None43,804-
Newport County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Newport County:

1.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.92 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Newport County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Rhode Island:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 140
This county:

17.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

9.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Newport County:

7.2%
Rhode Island:

7.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Newport County:

18.4%
State:

22.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

16.3%

Agriculture in Newport County:

Average size of farms: 65 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $90,917
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $2688.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.28%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $78,617
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.32%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.04%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $60,485
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 72.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.57
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 46.29%
Vegetables: 442 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 89 acres

Earthquake activity:

Newport County-area historical earthquake activity is near Rhode Island state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 228.1 miles away from Newport County center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 136.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 175.9 miles away from the county center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.8 miles away from Newport County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 262.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Rhode Island Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 26, 2015 to January 29, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4212: April 03, 2015, FEMA Id: 4212, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Rhode Island Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 08, 2013 to February 10, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4107: March 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4107, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3355: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3355, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to October 31, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4089: November 03, 2012, FEMA Id: 4089, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Tropical Storm Irene, Incident Period: August 27, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4027: September 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 4027, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to August 29, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3334: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3334, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1894: March 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1894, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 12, 2010, Emergency Declared EM-3311: March 30, 2010, FEMA Id: 3311, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Rhode Island Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 16, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1704: May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1704, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Rhode Island Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3255: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3255, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Newport County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Blizzards: 3, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Portugal (17%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • Ireland (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Newport County (%):

  • Irish (20%)
  • Portuguese (13%)
  • English (12%)
  • Italian (9%)
  • German (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)
  • United States or American (5%)

Newport County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 34,984 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 3,612 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 436 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 60 (0%)
  • Railroad: 33 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 34 (0%)
  • Taxi: 67 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 37 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 126 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,254 (5%)
  • Other means: 382 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,659 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Newport County, Rhode Island in 2000:

  • 893 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 771 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 531 people in nursing homes
  • 78 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 75 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 70 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 17 people in military ships
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Newport County, Rhode Island in 2010:

  • 1,385 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 1,284 people in college/university student housing
  • 501 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 129 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 94 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 91 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 42 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 38 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in maritime/merchant vessels
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $69,286.

7.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,853 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.51%
Rhode Island average:

4.87%


0.35% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,990 average AGI)
Newport County:

0.35%
Rhode Island average:

0.09%

1.72% relocated from other counties in Rhode Island ($11,187 average AGI)
5.44% relocated from other states ($43,677 average AGI)
Newport County:

5.44%
Rhode Island average:

2.86%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bristol County, MA  0.77% ($39,160 average AGI)
from Providence County, RI  0.64% ($53,368)
from Washington County, RI  0.43% ($47,965)
from Bristol County, RI  0.38% ($44,281)
from San Diego County, CA  0.23% ($63,051)
from Virginia Beach city, VA  0.12% ($70,488)
from Monterey County, CA  0.10% ($73,912)


7.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($57,662 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.70%
Rhode Island average:

5.44%


0.23% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,216 average AGI)
Newport County:

0.23%
Rhode Island average:

0.07%

1.81% relocated to other counties in Rhode Island ($12,332 average AGI)
5.66% relocated to other states ($43,114 average AGI)
Newport County:

5.66%
Rhode Island average:

3.46%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bristol County, MA  0.63% ($47,250 average AGI)
to Providence County, RI  0.62% ($62,708)
to Bristol County, RI  0.47% ($37,166)
to Washington County, RI  0.43% ($51,590)
to San Diego County, CA  0.20% ($75,015)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.17% ($49,421)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.15% ($29,440)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in Newport County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Newport County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Newport County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Newport County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Newport County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,872 (12,959 aged, 1,913 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 781 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 7,763
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 153
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36,696

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 976
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 828
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 68
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 123

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 20
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 87.8. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 42.2
  • Other - 45.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 79,312
  • In family households: 62,154 (14,342 male householders, 6,734 female householders)
    16,332 spouses, 20,645 children (19,415 natural, 503 adopted, 727 stepchildren), 1,010 grandchildren, 512 brothers or sisters, 459 parents, 414 other relatives, 1,346 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,158 (6,222 male householders (4,844 living alone)), 7,613 female householders (6,397 living alone)), 3,323 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 3,576 (539 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 10,250 2-persons, 4,751 3-persons, 3,889 4-persons, 1,555 5-persons, 441 6-persons, 190 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 11,241 1-person, 2,133 2-persons, 271 3-persons, 140 4-persons, 35 5-persons, 7 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

13,805 married couples with children.
4,371 single-parent households (711 men, 3,660 women).

91.4% of residents of Newport County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
5.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 28% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,240,254,000 ($14,591 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $751,092,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $276,458,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $98,973,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,736,000
Federal grants: $107,081,000
Federal procurement contracts: $364,894,000 ($334,227,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $389,112,000 ($364,488,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $296,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $19,238,000
Federal Government insurance: $359,560,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 4,603
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

62 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,788
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +718
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,122
Here -37 per 1000 residents
State -5 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Newport County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.50 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 303
  • 2010 to 2013: 317
  • 2000 to 2009: 3,810
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,583
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,784
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,257
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,469
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,487
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,807
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,131
Note: State values scaled to Newport population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Newport County, Rhode Island
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Newport County population
  • 1 room: 14
  • 2 rooms: 88
  • 3 rooms: 534
  • 4 rooms: 1,997
  • 5 rooms: 4,113
  • 6 rooms: 4,831
  • 7 rooms: 4,350
  • 8 rooms: 2,972
  • 9+ rooms: 2,800
  • 1 room: 439
  • 2 rooms: 903
  • 3 rooms: 2,568
  • 4 rooms: 3,767
  • 5 rooms: 2,446
  • 6 rooms: 1,845
  • 7 rooms: 815
  • 8 rooms: 462
  • 9+ rooms: 284
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Newport County, Rhode Island
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Newport County population
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 760
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,235
  • 3 bedrooms: 10,318
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,183
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,189
  • no bedroom: 501
  • 1 bedroom: 3,746
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,312
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,937
  • 4 bedrooms: 783
  • 5+ bedrooms: 250
Cars and other vehicles available in Newport County, Rhode Island in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Newport County population
  • no vehicle: 665
  • 1 vehicle: 6,241
  • 2 vehicles: 10,272
  • 3 vehicles: 3,324
  • 4 vehicles: 844
  • 5+ vehicles: 353
  • no vehicle: 2,111
  • 1 vehicle: 6,695
  • 2 vehicles: 3,956
  • 3 vehicles: 603
  • 4 vehicles: 115
  • 5+ vehicles: 49

57% of Newport County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 17% lived in Rhode Island.

Newport County:

56.7%
State average:

59.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 34,175
  • Northeast: 32,668
  • Midwest: 3,977
  • South: 5,982
  • West: 3,286

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $192,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Newport County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (73.5%)
  • Utility gas (16.1%)
  • Electricity (6.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.5%)
  • Wood (1.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41.2%)
  • Utility gas (36.4%)
  • Electricity (17.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.1%)
  • Other fuel (0.9%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,258
Here:

13.6%
Rhode Island:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 674
Here:

15.5%
Rhode Island:

12.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,088
Here:

48.4%
Rhode Island:

43.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,304
  • Number of aged recipients: 135
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,169
  • Number of recipients under 18: 168
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 869
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 267
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 598
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 564
Newport County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Newport County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED198$266,465440$300,2842,497$261,563210$151,4435$1,698,400470$335,61320$63,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$281,00024$447,750128$272,17213$42,4620$029$399,5523$113,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$260,93289$289,461741$298,93965$131,8460$0170$359,35921$93,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN37$255,27048$297,688431$267,47817$217,3530$067$272,0155$90,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$324,33317$297,70675$290,6276$154,6670$013$300,3081$90,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 19 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$267,90031$299,0974$348,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$271,8576$263,1672$370,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$304,00011$285,7272$335,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$07$274,4291$347,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Newport County, RI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,24381.7 years
John1,02375.0 years
Joseph66675.5 years
William63275.0 years
James43173.9 years
George40574.3 years
Margaret38480.7 years
Robert37370.8 years
Charles37276.4 years
Manuel36777.1 years
Most common last names in Newport County, RI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sullivan29478.6 years
Silvia23875.9 years
Smith23077.3 years
Medeiros14975.7 years
Murphy14577.7 years
Souza11775.8 years
Mello11473.9 years
Brown11079.8 years
Perry10577.5 years
Martin10378.6 years
Businesses in Newport County, RI
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven4KFC1
AT&T1Kincaid1
Ace Hardware1Knights Inn1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Applebee's1Marriott3
Ascend Collection1Marshalls1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets10
BMW1McDonald's2
Banana Republic1Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1New Balance1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Ben & Jerry's2Old Navy1
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Brooks Brothers1Payless1
Burger King1Penske1
CVS4Pizza Hut1
Chico's1Quality1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack2
Coldwater Creek1Ramada1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid4
Curves2Rodeway Inn1
Decora Cabinetry6Ruby Tuesday1
DressBarn1Sears1
Dressbarn1Shaw's1
Dunkin Donuts10Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Staples1
Express1Starbucks2
Famous Footwear1Stop & Shop3
FedEx17Subway1
GNC3T-Mobile3
GameStop2T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell1
H&R Block4Talbots1
Hilton1Toyota1
Holiday Inn1Travelodge1
Home Depot1True Value2
Honda1U-Haul3
Howard Johnson1UPS9
Hyatt1Verizon Wireless1
Hyundai1Walgreens1
IHOP1Walmart1
J.Crew1Wendy's1
JoS. A. Bank1YMCA1

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