Newport, KY
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Newport is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 15,354 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 27th largest community in Kentucky. Newport has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport who work in office and administrative support (14.59%), sales jobs (12.92%), and food service (11.00%).

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.

The education level of Newport citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.72% of adults 25 and older in Newport have a college degree.

The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $20,901, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,604 for a family of four. However, Newport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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