Newport County RI Information


Newport County Subdivisions

Newport County RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 82,966
Population in Households 79,819
Population in Familes 61,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,147
Population Density1 810
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 35,635
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 21,550
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 43,047 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,041 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,594 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,412 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $380,743
Average Home Value $460,117


Median Household Income $71,407
Average Household Income $96,525
Per Capita Income $41,948
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% 0.14%
Households 0.33% 0.29%
Families 0.36% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   1.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Newport County RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newport County to the other 5 counties and county equivalents in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 40th
Population Density1 # 4 40th
Diversity Index2 # 2 80th
Median Household Income # 3 60th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Rhode Island Census Data Comparison Tool.