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Newport, KY
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Newport profile

Living in Newport

Newport is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 13,901 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 32nd 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 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.

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 14.75% 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.

The education level of Newport citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.63% of adults in Newport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Newport in 2018 was $36,978, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $147,912 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 Scottish.

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