Newport, WA
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Newport is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,137 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 184th largest community in Washington.

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 (15.79%), food service (10.11%), and personal care services (9.00%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.83% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.31% of adults 25 and older in Newport have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $16,764, which is low income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,056 for a family of four.

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. Important ancestries of people in Newport include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Swedish.

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

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