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.

Newport is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.19%), food service (12.08%), and management occupations (9.43%).

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Newport spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.17 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Newport who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 26.08% of adults in Newport have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $24,890, which is upper middle income relative to Oregon, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,560 for a family of four. However, Newport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Newport is a very 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 15.88% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Newport include Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.

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

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