Newport is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 15,020 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 27th largest community in Kentucky. Much of the housing stock in Newport was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Newport is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Newport is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport who work in office and administrative support (11.70%), sales jobs (11.38%), and management occupations (10.87%).
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.
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 overall education level of Newport is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.85% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Newport in 2018 was $26,737, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,948 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 31.72% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Newport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.