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Newport, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The City of Newport is the 7th largest city in Rhode Island with a population of 25,021 as of July 1, 2018. Newport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Rhode Island. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newport is located at latitude 41.477 and longitude -71.3186 in Newport County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newport (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.67 sq. miles and a water area of 3.72 sq. miles. Newport County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The City of Newport (GNIS ID: 1220064) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newport: Carolina Hospital, New Port, Niew-Port.

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


Total Population 25,021
Population in Households 21,845
Population in Familes 13,862
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,176
Population Density2 3,261
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $65,134
Average Household Income $84,245
Per Capita Income $37,615


Total Housing Units 13,369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,181 (31.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,546 (49.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,642 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $439,785
Average Home Value $542,369


Total Households 10,727
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 4,884
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.17% 0.05%
Households 0.13% 0.14%
Families -0.12% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Newport, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newport to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 7 82nd
Population Density # 8 79th
Diversity Index # 7 82nd
Median Household Income # 19 47th
Per Capita Income # 15 59th

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