Newport, OR
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Newport is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 10,268 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 46th largest community in Oregon.

Unlike some cities, Newport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Newport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newport is a city 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 (14.56%), management occupations (12.16%), and food service (9.86%).

One of the nice things about Newport is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One of the benefits of Newport is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.46 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The overall education level of Newport is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.88% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $26,407, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,628 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 Native American. Newport also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.28% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Newport include English, Irish, Italian, and Swedish.

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

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