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Newport, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Newport is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Carteret County at latitude 34.7707 and longitude -76.8791. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Newport, but most people and references simply refer to it as Newport, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Newport indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Newport (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.68 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newport: Bells Corner, Bells Corners.

Town of Newport, NC Boundary Map

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Newport, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,177
Population in Households 3,768
Population in Familes 2,953
Population in Group Qrtrs 409
Population Density1 545
Diversity Index2 43
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,585
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 1,001
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,729 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 923 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 662 (38.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $159,893
Average Home Value $166,035
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,346
Average Household Income $49,096
Per Capita Income $18,914
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.15% 0.47%
Households 0.33% 0.56%
Families -0.23% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newport to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 181 76th
Population Density1 # 429 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 410 45th
Median Household Income # 359 52nd
Per Capita Income # 468 37th

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