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Newport, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Newport had a population of 4,345 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Newport is located at latitude 34.7707 and longitude -76.8791 in Carteret County. 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. Carteret County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The Town of Newport (GNIS ID: 2406988) 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.

The Town of Newport is located within Township of Newport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carteret County.

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, 2016.

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

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Newport, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,345
Population in Households 3,935
Population in Familes 3,085
Population in Group Qrtrs 410
Population Density1 566
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 1,649
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,042
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,789 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 948 (53.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 701 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 140 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $151,482
Average Home Value $153,560


Median Household Income $41,766
Average Household Income $51,690
Per Capita Income $21,791
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.73%
Households 0.7% 0.76%
Families 0.47% 0.64%
Median Household Income   3.74%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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.

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, 2016 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 # 174 77th
Population Density1 # 421 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 399 46th
Median Household Income # 324 56th
Per Capita Income # 358 52nd

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