Newport, KY

Newport profile

Living in Newport

Newport is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 14,150 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 32nd largest community in Kentucky. Newport has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Newport real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Newport house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport who work in office and administrative support (11.69%), management occupations (10.39%), and sales jobs (9.83%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Newport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.97% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Newport, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Newport, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

In terms of college education, Newport is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.28% of adults in Newport have a college degree.

The per capita income in Newport in 2018 was $32,516, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,064 for a family of four. However, Newport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Newport is a somewhat 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, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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