Newport is a city located in Penobscot County Maine. With a 2020 population of 1,672, it is the 74th largest city in Maine and the 11922nd largest city in the United States. Newport is currently declining at a rate of -0.54% annually and its population has decreased by -12.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,911 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Newport has a population density of 476 people per square mile.
The average household income in Newport is $47,399 with a poverty rate of 25.07%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $691 per month, and the median house value is $136,500. The median age in Newport is 47.6 years, 43.4 years for males, and 49.6 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Newportwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.38%.
97.41% of Newport residents speak only English, while 2.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.32% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Newport is White, with 24.46% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Newport is Multiple, with 23.33% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.15%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Newport
96.34% of Newport residents were born in the United States, with 58.45% having been born in Maine. 3.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.