Newport, TN
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Newport is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 6,834 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 89th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities 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 city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport who work in food service (13.15%), office and administrative support (7.92%), and healthcare (7.58%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Newport has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Newport a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One of the benefits of Newport is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.63 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.

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

In terms of college education, Newport ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.88% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $19,031, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,124 for a family of four. Newport also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.88% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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, Scots-Irish, and French .

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