Newport, DE
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Newport is a very small town located in the state of Delaware. With a population of 1,058 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 34th largest community in Delaware.

Unlike some towns, 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 town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport who work in office and administrative support (18.28%), food service (15.12%), and sales jobs (12.19%).

Despite the fact that it is a small town, Newport has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the town for affordable transportation.

In Newport, just 11.74% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $18,884, which is low income relative to Delaware, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,536 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 32.10% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Newport is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. 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. Newport also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.15% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Newport include Polish, German, English, and Italian.

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