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, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport who work in food service (12.87%), office and administrative support (12.30%), and law enforcement and fire fighting (8.46%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Newport has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Newport has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Newport than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Newport may be for you.
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.
Newport is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Newport with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.70% of adults in Newport have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $24,487, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $97,948 for a family of four. However, Newport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Newport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.