Newport is a very small city located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 4,442 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 29th largest community in Vermont. Newport has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport who work in sales jobs (13.58%), office and administrative support (12.09%), and teaching (7.32%).
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 17.98 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.
The education level of Newport citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.82% of adults 25 and older in Newport have a college degree.
The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $18,694, which is low income relative to Vermont, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,776 for a family of four. However, Newport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Irish, French , and German.
The most common language spoken in Newport is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Other Indo-European.