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Newport County, Rhode Island (RI)

County population in 2019: 82,082 (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: 789 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Newport County: 113.6 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.7%), Educational, health and social services (20.1%), Manufacturing (11.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 55%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Newport County, RI (2019)
    • 69,95681.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,9905.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,9363.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,1322.5%Two or more races
    • 1,6491.9%Asian alone
    • 2440.3%Some other race alone
    • 2350.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 270.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

45.8 years
Rhode Island median age:

40.1 years
Males: 39,892  (48.6%)
Females: 42,190  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Newport County:

2.0 people
Rhode Island:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $81,652 ($50,448 in 1999)
This county:

$81,652
Rhode Island:

$71,169

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $1,339 (lower quartile is $896, upper quartile is $1,801)
This county:

$1339
State:

$900


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $387,200 (it was $163,200 in 2000)
Newport:

$387,200
Rhode Island:

$283,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $274,500 - $616,900

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $567,022
Here:

$567,022
State:

$332,629

Townhouses or other attached units: $534,938
Here:

$534,938
State:

$292,863

In 2-unit structures: $426,310
Here:

$426,310
State:

$235,832

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $299,826
Here:

$299,826
State:

$223,702

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $322,663
Here:

$322,663
State:

$220,188

Mobile homes: $90,419
Here:

$90,419
State:

$68,482

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,245
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $826

Institutionalized population: 539
Newport County, RI map from a distance

Health of residents in Newport County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2013 to 2019:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
69.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
47.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
60.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
75.1% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 158 pounds. This is about average.

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:

  • 1997: 253 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 1998: 338 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 1999: 281 buildings, average cost: $127,200
  • 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
  • 2015: 128 buildings, average cost: $273,200
  • 2016: 119 buildings, average cost: $276,600
  • 2017: 142 buildings, average cost: $335,000
  • 2018: 138 buildings, average cost: $336,900
  • 2019: 150 buildings, average cost: $375,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Newport, RI residents
Average permit cost in Newport, RI
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,705 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,541 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Newport, RI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Newport, RI in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Newport, RI in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.5%
Newport County:

7.5%
Rhode Island:

10.8%
(5.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.4% for Black residents, 17.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.2% for American Indian residents, 16.2% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.8 years old
(Males: 43.3 years old, Females: 48.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.1 years old, Black residents: 50.9 years old, American Indian residents: 61.5 years old, Asian residents: 56.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.0 years old, Other race residents: 19.0 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 November 2020:
Here:

5.9%
Rhode Island:

7.0%

Unemployment by year in Newport, RI
County total employment by year in Newport, RI
County average yearly wages by year in Newport, RI

Current college students: 6,086
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 47.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,496 (45.1% naturalized citizens)

Newport County:

7.9%
Whole state:

13.7%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,8082010 or later
  • 1,1762000 to 2009
  • 9841990 to 1999
  • 7721980 to 1989
  • 6531970 to 1979
  • 1,571Before 1970

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: 26,204
  • One, attached: 2,641
  • Two: 3,784
  • 3 or 4: 4,181
  • 5 to 9: 1,676
  • 10 to 19: 1,041
  • 20 to 49: 986
  • 50 or more: 1,847
  • Mobile homes: 418

Housing units in Newport County with a mortgage: 13,847 (361 second mortgage, 2,273 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,140

Here:

61.9% with mortgage
State:

66.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Newport County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Rhode Island state average. It is 74% 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 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 239.1 miles away from the 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) earthquake occurred 238.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 145.6 miles away from Newport 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
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 near the US average (15).
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Newport

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 36,131 (77.9%)
  • Carpooled: 3,203 (6.9%)
  • Bus: 568 (1.2%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 5 (0.0%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 8 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 389 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 230 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 2,491 (5.4%)
  • Worked at home: 3,463 (7.5%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Portugal (11%)
  • Guatemala (10%)
  • Brazil (6%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (4%)
  • Ireland (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Newport County


  • Irish (14%)
  • Portuguese (14%)
  • English (8%)
  • American (7%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • European (3%)
  • German (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $91,004.

7.99% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($78,249 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.99%
Rhode Island average:

5.34%


0.28% of residents moved from foreign countries ($3,148 average AGI)
Newport County:

0.28%
Rhode Island average:

0.05%

1.89% relocated from other counties in Rhode Island ($17,219 average AGI)
5.82% relocated from other states ($57,881 average AGI)
Newport County:

5.82%
Rhode Island average:

3.13%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bristol County, MA  0.76% ($62,196 average AGI)
from Providence County, RI  0.76% ($80,468)
from Washington County, RI  0.46% ($69,258)
from Bristol County, RI  0.43% ($53,745)
from Kent County, RI  0.24% ($89,632)
from San Diego County, CA  0.23% ($75,940)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.14% ($142,360)


8.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($67,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Rhode Island average:

5.77%


0.34% of residents moved to foreign countries ($3,448 average AGI)
Newport County:

0.34%
Rhode Island average:

0.07%

2.03% relocated to other counties in Rhode Island ($13,702 average AGI)
5.75% relocated to other states ($50,003 average AGI)
Newport County:

5.75%
Rhode Island average:

3.55%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Providence County, RI  0.72% ($51,554 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.72% ($49,736)
to Washington County, RI  0.56% ($59,683)
to Bristol County, RI  0.46% ($54,552)
to San Diego County, CA  0.29% ($80,295)
to Kent County, RI  0.29% ($53,288)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.17% ($37,217)

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 2019: 9.6

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 population in Newport County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 2.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Newport County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Newport County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Newport County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Newport County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Newport County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 82,082
  • Male householders: 16,257 (3,804 living alone), Female householders: 17,433 (7,039 living alone)
  • 16,566 spouses (16,566 opposite-sex spouses), 1,930 unmarried partners, (1,771 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 19,988 children (18,313 natural, 1,007 adopted, 668 stepchildren), 891 grandchildren, 367 brothers or sisters, 895 parents, 0 foster children, 806 other relatives, 3,297 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 3,652

Size of family households: 11,728 2-persons, 4,699 3-persons, 3,546 4-persons, 1,093 5-persons, 250 6-persons, 149 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,482 1-person, 2,456 2-persons, 152 3-persons, 43 4-persons, 46 5-persons.

8,603 married couples with children.
3,308 single-parent households (1,249 men, 2,059 women).

90.3% of residents of Newport speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
4.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (60% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (52% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 38% speak English not 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:

6.4
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.0

Year house built in Newport County, Rhode Island
  • Year house built in Newport County, Rhode Island
  • 1,0712014 or later
  • 1842010 to 2013
  • 2,7662000 to 2009
  • 3,1541990 to 1999
  • 3,6401980 to 1989
  • 4,2201970 to 1979
  • 7,1221960 to 1969
  • 5,0021950 to 1959
  • 2,2831940 to 1949
  • 13,3361939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Newport County, Rhode Island
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Newport County, Rhode Island
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Newport County, Rhode Island
  • 1401 room
  • 1722 rooms
  • 5193 rooms
  • 2,5684 rooms
  • 3,1975 rooms
  • 5,1356 rooms
  • 3,8657 rooms
  • 2,7198 rooms
  • 3,6729+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newport County, Rhode Island
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newport County, Rhode Island
  • 4991 room
  • 3872 rooms
  • 2,2293 rooms
  • 3,3414 rooms
  • 1,5555 rooms
  • 2,0766 rooms
  • 5047 rooms
  • 4248 rooms
  • 6889+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Newport County, Rhode Island
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Newport County, Rhode Island
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Newport County, Rhode Island
  • 203no bedroom
  • 1,0931 bedroom
  • 5,2852 bedrooms
  • 9,5873 bedrooms
  • 4,9974 bedrooms
  • 8225+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newport County, Rhode Island
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newport County, Rhode Island
  • 558no bedroom
  • 2,9741 bedroom
  • 4,3492 bedrooms
  • 2,7623 bedrooms
  • 6184 bedrooms
  • 4425+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Newport County, Rhode Island in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Newport County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Newport County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 771no vehicle
  • 6,1361 vehicle
  • 9,9092 vehicles
  • 3,3983 vehicles
  • 1,3014 vehicles
  • 4725+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Newport County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Newport County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,803no vehicle
  • 6,2901 vehicle
  • 3,0002 vehicles
  • 3753 vehicles
  • 654 vehicles
  • 1705+ vehicles

83.9% of Newport County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 20% lived in Rhode Island.

Newport County:

83.9%
State average:

87.4%

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

  • This state: 28,918
  • Other state: 45,083
  • Northeast: 31,396
  • Midwest: 3,562
  • South: 6,690
  • West: 3,435
Year householders moved into unit in Newport County, RI
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Newport County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.0%Utility gas
  • 8.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.8%Electricity
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 49.7%Utility gas
  • 21.8%Electricity
  • 21.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,004
Here:

15.2%
Rhode Island:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 404
Here:

13.1%
Rhode Island:

10.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,876
Here:

45.5%
Rhode Island:

42.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

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
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 in Newport, RI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Newport, RI - 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

Newport County on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"