Newport, Arkansas Population 2024

7,845

Newport is a city located in Jackson County Arkansas. Newport has a 2024 population of 7,845. It is also the county seat of Jackson County.Newport is currently declining at a rate of -0.77% annually and its population has decreased by -2.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,012 in 2020.

The average household income in Newport is $46,413 with a poverty rate of 25.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Newport is 39 years, 36 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.

Newport Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Newport was:

  • White: 64.98%
  • Black or African American: 20.7%
  • Two or more races: 13.2%
  • Asian: 0.91%
  • Other race: 0.2%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
13.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
578.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.08% (-167)
The current population of Newport, Arkansas is 7,845 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,012.

Newport, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,18864.98%
Black or African American1,65320.7%
Two or more races1,05413.2%
Asian730.91%
Other race160.2%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Newport Population by Race

Newport Population Pyramid 2024

Newport Median Age

39

Total

36

Male

40.4

Female

Newport Adults

There are 6,802 adults, (1,361 of whom are seniors) in Newport.

Newport Age Dependency

46.7

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Newport Sex Ratio

Female4,37954.85%
Male3,60545.15%

Newport Population by Age

Newport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,6712.1351.248.8
Non Family1,2551.1636.963.1
Married7792.9775.124.9
Female4543.1255.544.5
Male1832.737.262.8
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2.84

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

51.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Newport Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Newport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Newport Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 93.75%.

Newport Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$20,494

Average Earnings

$24,491

Average Male

$17,708

Average Female

Newport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Newport Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Newport Language

96.83% of Newport residents speak only English, while 3.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.92% of the population.

Newport Language

Newport Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,63186523.82%
Black1,09731228.44%
Multiple92523225.08%
Hispanic35012134.57%
Other1515100%
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25.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.11%

Male Poverty Rate

29.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newport is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newport is White, with 23.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.51%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.31%.

Newport Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater32.04%
Less Than 9th Grade31.15%
High School28.48%
Some College11.69%
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Newport Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed27.46%
Female Employed22.9%
Male Employed10.19%
Male Unemployed8.93%
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Newport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Newport Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Newport Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

27.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.2%

Male Marriage Rate

23.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Newport Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Newport Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Newport Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Newport Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

372

Number of Veterans

362

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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Newport Veterans by War

count

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Newport Veterans by Age

count

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Newport Veterans by Race

Newport Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

47.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newport Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

39.4%

Labor Force Participation

34.2%

Employment Rate

13.1%

Unemployment Rate

Newport Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Newport Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Newport Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

77.61%

Born in Newport

98.95%

Native Born

1.05%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.95% of Newport residents were born in the United States, with 77.61% having been born in Arkansas. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Newport Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,540-61-0.8%
20287,601-61-0.8%
20277,662-61-0.79%
20267,723-61-0.78%
20257,784-61-0.78%
20247,845-61-0.77%
20237,906-61-0.77%
20227,967-61-0.76%
20218,028160.2%
20208,0125036.7%
20197,50960.08%
20187,503-104-1.37%
20177,607-143-1.85%
20167,750-7-0.09%
20157,757-33-0.42%
20147,790-22-0.28%
20137,812600.77%
20127,752-104-1.32%
20117,856-96-1.21%
20107,9521411.81%
20007,8113524.72%
19907,459-880-10.55%
19808,3396147.95%
19707,72571810.25%
19607,00775312.04%
19506,2541,93344.74%
19404,321-226-4.97%
19304,54777620.58%
19203,7712146.02%
19103,55769124.11%
19002,866
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Newport Population by Year