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.
Unlike some cities, Newport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Newport are a mix of both white- and blue-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 (14.83%), healthcare suport services (9.45%), and food service (8.92%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Newport has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
A relatively large number of people in Newport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.50% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Newport is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
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. 17.53% of adults 25 and older in Newport have a college degree.
The per capita income in Newport in 2010 was $18,237, which is low income relative to Washington, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $72,948 for a family of four. However, Newport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Newport also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.76% 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Newport include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Newport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.