Newport County, RI

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2022 Population
85,442
0.097% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
US Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
46.4
1.75% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.77%
5.87% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$96,319
6.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$503,700
18.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
42,081
1.34% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Newport County, RI had a population of 85.4k people with a median age of 46.4 and a median household income of $96,319. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Newport County, RI declined from 85,525 to 85,442, a −0.097% decrease and its median household income grew from $90,435 to $96,319, a 6.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newport County, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.82%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.79%), White (Hispanic) (2.09%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.98%).

None of the households in Newport County, 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.

97.2% of the residents in Newport County, RI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newport County, RI are Salve Regina University (793 degrees awarded in 2022) and IYRS School of Technology & Trades (66 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Newport County, RI was $503,700, and the homeownership rate was 66.8%.

Most people in Newport County, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Newport County, RI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Newport County, RI is home to a population of 85.4k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 7.12% of Newport County, RI residents were born outside of the country (6.09k people).

In 2022, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.9k people) in Newport County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.27k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.23k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Newport County, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Newport County, RI was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newport County, RI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    71.9k ± 503
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.27k ± 583
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.23k ± 322
5.97%
Hispanic Population
5.1k people

In 2022, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.9k people) in Newport County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.27k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 3.23k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.97% of the people in Newport County, RI are hispanic (5.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Newport County, RI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    34,203 ± 4,469 people
  2. Guatemala
    16,562 ± 3,136 people
  3. Portugal
    12,711 ± 2,752 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rhode Island was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 34,203 Rhode Island residents, followed by Guatemala with 16,562 and Portugal with 12,711.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.09k people
6.64%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.68k people

As of 2022, 7.12% of Newport County, RI residents (6.09k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newport County, RI was 6.64%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,572 ± 342
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,407 ± 266
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    789 ± 254

Newport County, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Newport County, RI employs 42.1k people. The largest industries in Newport County, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,345 people), Educational Services (4,687 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,220 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($123,977), Finance & Insurance ($93,189), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($90,926).

Males in Rhode Island have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $65,610. The income inequality in Rhode Island (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

42.1k
2022 Value
± 1,609
−1.34%
1 Year decline
± 5.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newport County, RI declined at a rate of −1.34%, from 42.7k employees to 42.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newport County, RI, are Management Occupations (5,689 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,560 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,503 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newport County, RI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

42.1k
2022 Value
± 1,609
−1.34%
1 Year decline
± 5.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newport County, RI declined at a rate of −1.34%, from 42.7k employees to 42.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newport County, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,345 people), Educational Services (4,687 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (4,220 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newport County, RI, though some of these residents may live in Newport County, 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

$63,367
Median earning men ± $4,704
$44,937
Median earning women ± $2,309

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($111,702), Public Administration ($94,618), and Information ($92,500).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,159), Public Administration ($77,752), and Information ($75,353).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.31%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 488k people employed in Rhode Island. This represents a 1.31% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 20.6%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 805
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 743
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 548
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Newport County, RI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

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.

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US Representatives from Rhode Island

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Newport County, RI awarded 859 degrees. The student population of Newport County, RI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 984 male students and 1,971 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newport County, RI are White (683 and 80.5%), followed by Unknown (55 and 6.49%), Hispanic or Latino (54 and 6.37%), and Two or More Races (24 and 2.83%).

The largest universities in Newport County, RI by number of degrees awarded are Salve Regina University (793 and 92.3%) and IYRS School of Technology & Trades (66 and 7.68%).

The most popular majors in Newport County, RI are General Business Administration & Management (115 and 13.4%), Registered Nursing (114 and 13.3%), and Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (113 and 13.2%).

The median tuition cost in Newport County, RI for private four year colleges is $45,250.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Newport County, RI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,955 (33.3% men and 66.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,955 students enrolled in Newport County, RI, 33.3% men and 66.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,330 records, of which 68.3% were women and 31.7% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newport County, RI was Registered Nursing with 114 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 793 degrees awarded
  2. 66 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salve Regina University with 793 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 307 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newport County, RI, which is 0.556 times less than the 552 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 683 degrees mean that there were 12.4 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 55 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 ($45,250) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($750) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.16% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.22% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (248k), Some college (184k), and Bachelors Degree (180k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newport County, RI was $503,700 in 2022, which is 1.79 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $425,100 to $503,700, a 18.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Newport County, RI is 66.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Newport County, RI have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newport County, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Newport County, RI is $96,319. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Newport County, RI was Census Tract 401.02 with a value of $140,840, followed by Census Tract 414 and Census Tract 413, with respective values of $136,389 and $131,875.

In 2022, 15.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newport County, RI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.667%.

Property

$503,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$20,278
$23,894
Median Property Taxes
±$972

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Rent vs Own

66.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.8% of the housing units in Newport County, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 401.02
  2. Census Tract 414
  3. Census Tract 413

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newport County, RI was Census Tract 401.02 with a value of $140,840, followed by Census Tract 414 and Census Tract 413, with respective values of $136,389 and $131,875.

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

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Household Income

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$96,319
Median Household Income
± $3,121
35.8k
Number of Households
± 1,363

In 2022, the median household income of the 35.8k households in Newport County, RI grew to $96,319 from the previous year's value of $90,435.

The following chart displays the households in Newport County, 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 $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newport County, RI is from Rhode Island.
0.447
2022 Wage GINI in Rhode Island
0.451
2021 Wage GINI in Rhode Island

In 2022, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.447 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.831% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.6%)
  3. Carpooled (5.47%)

In 2022, 74.2% of workers in Newport County, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.6%) and those who carpooled to work (5.47%).

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newport County, RI have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.81% of the workforce in Newport County, 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 County, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newport County, RI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newport County, RI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.667%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newport County, RI (6.37k out of 82k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newport County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 13.9% of the children was living in poverty in Newport County, RI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 164 in Newport County, RI. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 36 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.4% of the population of Newport County, RI has health coverage, with 46.7% on employee plans, 9.6% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 21.5% on non-group plans, and 2.72% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Newport County, RI see 1109 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.727% increase from the previous year (1101 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 986 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 272 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,109 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Newport County, RI

Primary care physicians in Newport County, RI see an average of 1,109 patients per year. This represents a 0.727% increase from the previous year (1,101 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.6% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.64%
Uninsured
46.7%
Employer Coverage
9.6%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
21.5%
Non-Group
2.72%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newport County, RI grew by 6.22% from 3.43% to 3.64%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 37.9 in Newport County, RI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 28.2% in Newport County, RI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.16% in Newport County, RI.

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