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Newport, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Newport had a population of 4,291 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Newport, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,291
Daytime Population: Workers 1,252
Daytime Population: Residents 2,074
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,326
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 3,881
Population in Familes 3,034
Population in Group Qrtrs 410
Population Density2 559
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $42,973
Average Household Income $53,805
Per Capita Income $22,575


Total Housing Units 1,780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 925 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 697 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $152,410
Average Home Value $154,919


Total Households 1,623
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,021
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.41% 0.45%
Households 0.38% 0.42%
Families 0.12% 0.29%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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, 2017 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 # 176 76th
Population Density # 421 43rd
Diversity Index # 407 45th
Median Household Income # 329 56th
Per Capita Income # 365 51st

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