Newport, AR Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Newport, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Newport had a population of 7,907 as of July 1, 2015. Newport ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newport is located at latitude 35.6268 and longitude -91.2347 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newport (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.43 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 223 feet.

The City of Newport (GNIS ID: 2404372) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newport: New Port.

City of Newport, AR Boundary Map

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Newport, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 7,907
Population in Households 6,382
Population in Familes 4,877
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,525
Population Density1 589
Diversity Index2 49
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,646
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 1,547
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,009 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,366 (45.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,280 (42.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 363 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $66,262
Average Home Value $90,289
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $28,317
Average Household Income $42,306
Per Capita Income $17,272
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.07% 0.07%
Households 0.14% 0.12%
Families -0.01% -0.05%
Median Household Income   4.15%
Per Capita Income   2.15%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Newport, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newport to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 47 91st
Population Density1 # 217 60th
Diversity Index2 # 134 75th
Median Household Income # 467 14th
Per Capita Income # 391 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Arkansas Census Data Comparison Tool.