Newport, Tennessee Population 2023

6,844

Newport is a city located in Cocke County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Cocke County. With a 2023 population of 6,844, it is the 89th largest city in Tennessee and the 5451st largest city in the United States.Newport is currently declining at a rate of -0.12% annually and its population has decreased by -0.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,868 in 2020. Spanning over 6 miles, Newport has a population density of 1,238 people per square mile.

The average household income in Newport is $32,160 with a poverty rate of 39.5%. 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, 42.2 years for males, and 36 years for females.

Newport Demographics

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

  • White: 87.23%
  • Asian: 4.4%
  • Black or African American: 4.14%
  • Two or more races: 2.81%
  • Native American: 0.95%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.48%
  • Other race: 0%
The current population of Newport, Tennessee is 6,844 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,868.

Newport, Tennessee Population 2023

Newport Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Asian

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Newport Population by Race

Newport Population Pyramid 2023

Newport Median Age

39

Total

42.2

Male

36

Female

Newport Adults

There are 4,995 adults, (1,262 of whom are seniors) in Newport.

Newport Age Dependency

83.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Newport Sex Ratio

Female3,79655.29%
Male3,06944.71%

Newport Population by Age

Newport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.19

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Newport Households and Families

Male

Female

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

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 11.49%.

Newport Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$27,340

Average Earnings

$30,221

Average Male

$25,517

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

96.52% of Newport residents speak only English, while 3.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.59% of the population.

Newport Language

Newport Poverty by Race

rate

39.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.26%

Male Poverty Rate

36.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newport is Multiple, with 200% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newport is White, with 36.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 10.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.78%.

Newport Poverty

Newport Poverty Rate by Education

Newport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Newport Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Newport Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

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 35-44.

Newport Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Newport Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

434

Number of Veterans

356

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

Newport Veterans by War

Newport Veterans by Age

count

Newport Veterans by Race

Newport Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

19.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.54%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newport Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.9%

Labor Force Participation

40.4%

Employment Rate

13.9%

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

69.04%

Born in Newport

97.76%

Native Born

2.2%

Foreign Born

1.28%

Non Citizen

0.92%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.76% of Newport residents were born in the United States, with 69.04% having been born in Tennessee. 1.28% 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 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Newport Population by Year