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Population (year 2000): 26,475. Estimated population in July 2005: 25,340 (-4.3% change)
Males: 12,751 (48.2%), Females: 13,724 (51.8%)

Newport County

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 34.9 years
Median household income: $40,669 (year 2000)
Median house value: $161,700 (year 2000)

Newport, RI residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Newport:

  • White Non-Hispanic (81.7%)
  • Black (7.8%)
  • Hispanic (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • Other race (2.4%)
  • American Indian (1.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: Irish (27.8%), English (12.9%), Italian (11.4%), German (10.7%), Portuguese (7.3%), United States (5.1%).Rhode Island

Elevation: 96 feet

Land area: 7.9 square miles

Newport,

For population 25 years and over in Newport

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newport city

  • Never married: 37.1%
  • Now married: 40.5%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

5.6% Foreign born (2.5% Europe, 1.1% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,072 (-7.3%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: RI (17.4 miles Warwick, pop. 85,808).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (59.7 miles )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (187.0 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: East, RI (2.2 miles Newport RI (3.8 miles Jamestown, RI (4.2 miles Middletown, RI (5.5 miles Melville, RI (9.0 miles Portsmouth, RI (9.8 miles Narragansett, Compton, RI Little (9.8 miles Pier, RI (11.3 miles Narragansett


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 22 buildings, average cost: $128,000
  • 1997: 17 buildings, average cost: $71,300
  • 1998: 20 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 1999: 16 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $311,600
  • 2002: 16 buildings, average cost: $218,400
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $271,300
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $512,200
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $224,600

Latitude: 41.49 N, Longitude: 71.31 W

Area code: 401


Detailed articles:
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Newport, Rhode Island business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.9%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (18.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.3%), Retail trade (10.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,896 (+29.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,743 (62.6%)

Crime in Newport by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 7.6 0.0 0.0 3.8 0.0
Rapes 7 19 10 13 24 14
    per 100,000 26.4 71.8 37.8 49.1 90.7 52.9
Robberies 26 29 38 20 13 19
    per 100,000 98.2 109.5 143.5 75.5 49.1 71.8
Assaults 117 102 119 109 76 114
    per 100,000 441.9 385.3 449.5 411.7 287.1 430.6
Burglaries 302 348 397 307 293 289
    per 100,000 1140.7 1314.4 1499.5 1159.6 1106.7 1091.6
Thefts 1,074 1,003 994 1,066 953 892
    per 100,000 4056.7 3788.5 3754.5 4026.4 3599.6 3369.2
Auto thefts 66 80 72 61 74 64
    per 100,000 249.3 302.2 272.0 230.4 279.5 241.7
390.5 413.9 425.0 385.3 356.0 359.3

Average climate in Newport, Rhode Island

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Newport:

Newport-area historical tornado activity is below Rhode Island state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 39.6 miles away from the Newport city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 57.9 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Matthew Perry (naval officer), Van Johnson - (born 1916), actor, Mena Suvari - (born 1979), actress, P.H. Horgan III - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 8/22/60), W. E. Channing - (1780-1842).


Hospital/medical center in Newport:
  • NEWPORT HOSPITAL (FREINDSHIP ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Newport:
  • SOUTH COUNTY HOSPITAL INC (about 16 miles; WAKEFIELD, RI)
  • KENT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; WARWICK, RI)
  • EMMA PENDLETON BRADLEY HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; RIVERSIDE, RI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newport:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 18 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • MARTHAS VINEYARD (about 50 miles; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; ID: MVY)
  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 52 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; ID: GON)
Other public-use airports nearest to Newport:
  • NEWPORT STATE (about 4 miles; NEWPORT, RI; ID: UUU)
  • QUONSET STATE (about 9 miles; NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI; ID: OQU)
  • RICHMOND (about 22 miles; WEST KINGSTON, RI; ID: 08R)

Amtrak station near Newport:
  • 18 miles: KINGSTON (WEST KINGSTON, FAIRGROUNDS RD.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 22 $69,481 $37,898 0 $0
Other Government Administration 29 $117,741 $48,720 2 $1,501
Judicial and Legal 3 $13,083 $52,332 3 $5,117
Police Protection - Officers 86 $394,847 $55,094 1 $775
Police - Other 23 $77,851 $40,617 27 $20,267
Firefighters 96 $441,290 $55,161 0 $0
Streets and Highways 19 $75,097 $47,429 1 $1,506
Solid Waste Management 3 $10,240 $40,960 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 19 $65,920 $41,633 13 $3,314
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 308 $1,717,526 $66,916 171 $222,308
Water Supply 46 $161,500 $42,130 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 5 $16,052 $38,524 2 $660
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 106 $247,840 $28,057 8 $7,233
Totals for Government 765 $3,408,468 $53,466 228 $262,681
Colleges/Universities in Newport:
  • SALVE REGINA UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 1,935; Location: 100 OCHRE PT AVE; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.salve.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • THE INTERNATIONAL YACHT RESTORATION SCHOOL (Location: 449 THAMES ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.iyrs.org)
  • BOSTON BARTENDERS SCHOOL OF AMERICA (Location: PO BOX 1344; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newport:
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; BRISTOL, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,007)
  • UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (about 15 miles; KINGSTON, RI; FT enrollment: 11,759)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 18 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 18 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; FALL RIVER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,497)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 24 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 2,086)
Public high schools in Newport:
  • ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 792; Location: WICKHAM ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NEWPORT AREA CAREER & TECH CTR (Location: 15 WICKHAM ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Newport:
  • FRANK E. THOMPSON MIDDLE (Students: 609; Location: BROADWAY; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SULLIVAN SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 35 DEXTER STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CRANSTON - CALVERT (Students: 270; Location: CRANSTON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SHEFFIELD SCHOOL (Students: 218; Location: BROADWAY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • COGGESHALL SCHOOL (Students: 203; Location: VAN ZANDT AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CAREY SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: NARRAGANSETT AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • UNDERWOOD SCHOOL (Students: 192; Location: HARRISON AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Newport:
  • ST MICHAELS COUNTRY DAY SCH (Students: 228; Location: 180 RHODE ISLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH OF CLUNY ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 225; Location: BRENTON ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • GARRETTSON (Students: 46; Location: 299 SPRING ST; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Newport:
  • NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,302,763; Location: 300 SPRING STREET; 124,402 books; 4,543 audio materials; 3,982 video materials; 255 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Newport: Brown Howard Wharf (A), Castle Hill Coast Guard Station (B), One Mile Corner (C), Old Stone Mill (D), Conrad Cove (E), Mall at Newport (F), Hammersmith Farm (G), Pitts Head Tavern (H), Washington Square (I), Army and Naval YMCA (J), The Point (K), Newport Country Club (L), Ina Mosher Health Sciences Library (M), Colony House (N), Naval Hospital Medical Library (O), Naval War College Museum (P), Newport Art Museum (Q), Newport Casino (R), Newport City Hall (S), Newport County Courthouse (T).

Shopping Centers: Long Wharf Mall Shopping Center (1), Bellevue Shopping Center (2).

Churches in Newport include: Trinity Church (A), Saint Georges Church (B), Central Baptist Church (C), Chapel of the Sea (D), The Rhode Island Fisherman and Whale Museum (E), Zion Episcopal Church (F), Salvation Army (G), Hillside Baptist Church (H).

Cemeteries: Common Ground Cemetery (1), Trinity Churchyard (2), Saint Marys Cemetery (3), Governors Graveyard (4), Arnold Burying Ground (5), The Jewish Cemetery (6), Island Cemetery (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Lily Pond (A), Almy Pond (B), Boat House Gully (C), Green End Pond (D), Easton Pond (E).

Parks in Newport include: Memorial Park (1), Brick Market Place (2), J Paul Braga Junior Memorial Field (3), Bellevue Avenue-Casino Historic District (4), Bellevue Avenue Historic District (5), Morton Park (6), Cottrell Field (7), Washington Square (8), Touro Park (9).

Beaches: Easton Beach (A), Collins Beach (B), Hazard Beach (C), Bailey Beach (D), Gooseberry Beach (E).


Newport compared to Rhode Island state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Newport:
  • WADK (1540 AM; 1 kW; NEWPORT, RI; Owner: ASTRO TELE-COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Newport:
  • W243AI (96.5 FM; NEWPORT, RI; Owner: DAVID P. MAXSON)
  • WXHQ-LP (105.9 FM; NEWPORT, RI; Owner: NEWPORT MUSICAL ARTS ASSOCIATION)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAKX (102.7 FM; NARRAGANSETT PIER, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWRX-FM (103.7 FM; WESTERLY, RI; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WQRI (88.3 FM; BRISTOL, RI; Owner: ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY)
TV broadcast stations around Newport:
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

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