Newport, NC
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Newport is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,723 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 189th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some towns 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport who work in office and administrative support (13.92%), food service (11.48%), and sales jobs (9.44%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Newport, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

Newport is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

As is often the case in a small town, Newport doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Newport with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.26% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $21,247, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,988 for a family of four.

Newport is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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