Newport County RI Information


Newport County Subdivisions

Newport County RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 84,539
Population in Households 80,566
Population in Familes 61,699
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,973
Population Density1 826
Diversity Index2 32


Median Household Income $76,030
Average Household Income $98,418
Per Capita Income $42,293


Total Housing Units 42,744 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,187 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14,620 (34.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 6,937 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $378,628
Average Home Value $478,947


Total Households 35,807
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 21,355
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.24% 0.18%
Households 0.31% 0.26%
Families 0.16% 0.17%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.08%


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, 2018 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 # 2 80th

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