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. 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Newport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (14.73%), sales jobs (12.04%), and food service (11.02%).

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.

Despite the fact that it is a small city, 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 city for affordable transportation.

In terms of college education, Newport is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.13% of adults 25 and older in Newport have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $22,628, 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 $90,512 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 30.00% 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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