Income/capita 36%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 22%
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IndexNewportRhode IslandNational
Income per capita$40,563$31,904$29,829
Median household income$59,794$58,387$55,322
Median income owner occupied$87,266$82,124$70,586
Median income renter occupied$38,333$31,519$35,192
Median earnings male$36,631$39,186$36,919
Median earnings female$25,990$28,429$26,250
Unemployment rate3.6%5.0%4.7%
Poverty level13.3%13.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Newport is 36% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Newport is 8% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Newport is 22% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Newport is 12% lower than the national average

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      Newport employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.8%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector10.1%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%2.8%
      Wholesale & retail services10.5%11.9%
      Public administration6.8%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%0.7%
      Education, health & social services15.5%35.3%

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      Narragansett Pier, RI3,708$62,05812.2%
      Newport, RI24,570$59,7948.1%

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      Source: The Newport, RI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).