Newport, TN

Newport profile

Living in Newport

Newport is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 6,884 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, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Newport who work in maintenance occupations (12.27%), office and administrative support (11.88%), and teaching (11.50%).

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 11.51% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Newport in 2018 was $13,951, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,804 for a family of four. Newport also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.94% 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 Irish, German, English, French, and Scots-Irish.

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