Newport County RI Information


Newport County Subdivisions

Newport County RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 83,346
Daytime Population: Workers 49,144
Daytime Population: Residents 38,955
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 88,099
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 80,069
Population in Familes 61,104
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,277
Population Density2 814
Diversity Index3 31


Median Household Income $75,472
Average Household Income $99,899
Per Capita Income $43,145


Total Housing Units 43,016 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,843 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,729 (31.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,444 (17.3%)
Median Home Value $372,586
Average Home Value $457,400


Total Households 35,572
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 21,327
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.08% 0.19%
Households 0.26% 0.28%
Families 0.16% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.69%


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, 2017 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 Density # 4 40th
Diversity Index # 2 80th
Median Household Income # 3 60th
Per Capita Income # 1 100th

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