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LIVING IN NEWPORT
Newport is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 6,833 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Newport is the 89th largest community in Tennessee.
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, 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%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can’t help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Newport has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Newport has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Newport than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Newport may be for you.
One of the benefits of Newport is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.92 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 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.