Newport, RI: What you need to know

A seaside city famous for its mansions, Newport is an upscale community with a median family income of $100,000, and Livability.com ranks Newport among the Best 50 Cities in America for Entrepreneurs. The community is well known as a New England summer resort and as the sailing capital of the United States, with Atlantic Ocean coastlines on its east, west and south. Newport has excellent restaurants that attract tourists from throughout New England.


Newport, RI City Profile

Quick Facts

Population 24,459
Median Age 36
Median Household Income $57,218
Median Home Price $379,800

Newport, RI Rankings

Newport , RI Business and Economy

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Newport, RI Demographics

Population By Gender

  Male 48.1%
  Female 51.9%

 
Total Employed Armed Forces: 1,613
In Newport , RI

 
10.9% CIVILIAN VETERANS
in Newport , RI

Median Population

Median Age 36.3%
Age 18 Over 85%
Age 21 Over 77.9%
Age 62 Over 19.1%
Age 65 Over 15.5%

Race

  Ethnicity White 83.7%
  Ethnicity Black 6.6%
  Ethnicity Asian 1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 10%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.4%
  Ethnicity Other 3.5%

Economics

  Median Household Income $57,218
  Median Home Price $379,800
  Homes Owned 58.6%
  Homes Rent 41.4%
  Median Property Rent $1,032

Language

  English Only 86.5%
  English Other 13.5%

 
COMMUTE TIME: 19.9 MINUTES
in Newport , RI

Commute Types

  Walked 14.1%
  Worked at Home 8.1%
  Public Transportation 2.6%
  Other Means 4.6%
  Drove Alone 62.3%
  Carpooled 8.4%