Newport, Tennessee Population 2021

6,812
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Newport is a city located in Cocke County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Cocke County. With a 2020 population of 6,812, it is the 80th largest city in Tennessee and the 4020th largest city in the United States . Newport is currently declining at a rate of -0.53% annually and its population has decreased by -1.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,945 in 2010. Newport reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 6 miles, Newport has a population density of 1,232 people per square mile.

The average household income in Newport is $32,160 with a poverty rate of 42.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $484 per month, and the median house value is $90,100. The median age in Newport is 43.1 years, 42.3 years for males, and 43.8 years for females.

Newport Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Newportwas:

  • White: 89.84%
  • Two or more races: 5.23%
  • Black or African American: 3.55%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.53%
  • Asian: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.42%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Newport, Tennessee is 6,812 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 6,884.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,945.

Newport, Tennessee Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202136,2961460.40%
202036,1501460.40%
201936,0041460.41%
201835,8583300.92%
201735,5282940.83%
201635,234960.27%
201535,138-128-0.36%
201435,266-134-0.38%
201335,400-130-0.37%
201235,530980.28%
201135,432-208-0.59%
201035,6400.00%

Newport Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,15289.84%
Two or More Races3585.23%
Black or African American2433.55%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.53%
Asian300.44%
American Indian and Alaska Native290.42%
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Newport Population by Race

Newport Population Pyramid $2021

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Newport Median Age

43.1


Total

42.3


Male

43.8


Female

Newport Adults

There are 5,100 adults, (1,307 of whom are seniors) in Newport.

Newport Age Dependency

80.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Newport Sex Ratio

Female

3,906

57.04%

Male

2,942

42.96%

Newport Population by Age

Newport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Newport Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female26.1%73.9%
Non Family34.5%65.5%
All46.6%53.4%
Male56.4%43.6%
Married71%29%

46.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Newport Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,7762.3846.6
Non Family1,0841.2134.5
Married9733.1571
Female5793.0326.1
Male1403.3656.4

3.1

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Newport Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3517.50%
9th to 12th Grade64713.82%
High School Graduate2,18346.63%
Some College73915.78%
Associates Degree2234.76%
Bachelors Degree4198.95%
Graduate Degree1202.56%
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Newport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Newport Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,2663,318497
Black142135
2+ Races122122
Hispanic11911942
Islander36
Asian3030
Native American2922

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 35.29%.

Newport Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,991$27,750$20,694
Less Than 9th Grade$15,119$$14,453
High School Graduate$20,068$21,875$14,966
Some College$25,781$33,097$23,528
Bachelors Degree$41,449$50,625$40,682
Graduate Degree$39,922$31,607$47,330

$22,991

Average Earnings

$27,750

Average Male

$20,694

Average Female

Newport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Newport Language by Age

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Newport Language

98.80% of Newport residents speak only English, while 1.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.20% of the population.

Newport Language

Newport Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,8622,31939.56%
Multiple35831287.15%
Hispanic22221697.30%
Black23613758.05%

42.94%

Overall Poverty Rate

35.17%

Male Poverty Rate

48.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newport is Hispanic, with 97.30% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newport is White, with 39.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 17.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.80%.

Newport Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade36.19%
High School35.38%
Some College26.82%
Bachelors or Greater15.58%

Newport Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed60.43%
Female Employed27.31%
Male Employed16.12%

Newport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Newport Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$24,124$32,160
Families$32,203$39,074
Married Families$40,711-
Non Families$16,476$20,984
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Income by Household Type

Newport Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.3%

Male Marriage Rate

32.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Newport Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Newport Marital Status by Race

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Newport Marital Status

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541

Number of Veterans

449

Male Veterans

92

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam209
First Gulf War110
Second Gulf War96
World War II16
Korea16

Newport Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64147
65 to 74117
75+115
35 to 5481
18 to 3481

Newport Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White48310.23%
Hispanic3831.93%
Black3320.25%
2+ Races1310.66%
Native American1241.38%

Newport Veterans by Race

Newport Veterans by Education

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23.16%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.20%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newport Veterans by Education

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45.5%

Labor Force Participation

39.5%

Employment Rate

13.3%

Unemployment Rate

Newport Employment by Age

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Newport Employment by Race

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Newport Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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70.49%

Born in Newport

99.56%

Native Born

0.44%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.44%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.56% of Newport residents were born in the United States, with 70.49% having been born in Tennessee. 0.00% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20216,812-36-0.53%
20206,848-36-0.52%
20196,884-36-0.52%
20186,920911.33%
20176,829180.26%
20166,811160.24%
20156,795-38-0.56%
20146,833-54-0.78%
20136,887-42-0.61%
20126,929450.65%
20116,884-35-0.51%
20106,919-323-0.46%
20007,2421190.17%
19907,123-457-0.62%
19807,5802520.34%
19707,3288801.29%
19606,4482,5565.18%
19503,8923170.85%
19403,5755861.81%
19302,9892360.83%
19202,7530.00%

Newport Population by Year