Newport, AR
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Newport is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 7,767 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 48th largest community in Arkansas.

Unlike some cities, Newport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Newport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newport is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport who work in office and administrative support (12.93%), sales jobs (11.64%), and teaching (8.90%).

Also of interest is that Newport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Newport is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.08 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The citizens of Newport have a very low rate of college education: just 9.99% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $12,486, which is low income relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,944 for a family of four. However, Newport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Newport also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.56% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Newport is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Newport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Newport include German, English, African, and French .

The most common language spoken in Newport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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