Newport, RI Demographics


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

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

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%).

Elevation: 96 feet

Land area: 7.9 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

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.

Colleges and Universities

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 and Universities

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)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)