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 (14.96%), healthcare (9.72%), and office and administrative support (9.46%).

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.92 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small city, Newport does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In Newport, just 8.51% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $18,585, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,340 for a family of four. Newport also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.71% 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 English, German, French , and Scots-Irish.

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