Newport 69 Average
Newport Livability #18 ranked city in Rhode Island#13,114 ranked city in the USARanks better than 55% of areas

Livability Awards

A+ Newport Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
F Newport Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% higher than Rhode Island
13535% more expensive than the US average
Rhode Island
11717% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Newport cost of living
B- Newport Crime Total crime is 24% higher than Rhode Island
Total crime
1,83522% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5522% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-25%Year over year crime is down
Newport crime
C+ Newport Employment Household income is 2% higher than Rhode Island
Median household income
$59,7948% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$40,56336% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%22% lower than the US average
Newport employment
D+ Newport Housing Home value is 60% higher than Rhode Island
Median home value
$382,200107% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,09615% higher than the US average
Home ownership
40%38% lower than the US average
Newport real estate or Newport rentals
F Newport Schools HS graduation rate is 7% higher than Rhode Island
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
26%45% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Newport K-12 schools
A+ Newport User Ratings There are a total of 6 ratings in Newport
Overall user rating
85% 6 total ratings
User reviews rating
90% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
83% 5 total surveys
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      Living in Newport, RI

      Newport is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Rhode Island. The city has a population of 24,570 people. With a population density of 3,202 people per square mile, Newport is well above the nation's average density level. At 83%, the majority of the Newport population is White; this is followed by 5% Black and 1% Asian.

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Newport, Rhode Island could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Newport and in the areas around Newport is a much easier task.

      With a livability score of 62/100, Newport is ranked #21,388 in the United States and #25 in Rhode Island. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Newport ranks very well for amenities (A+). The bad news for Newport, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: cost of living (F), weather (D-) and education (F).

      Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Newport, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Cliff Walk, Newport Mansions, and Ocean Drive.

      Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Newport is real estate affordability. The median home price for Newport homes is $382,200, which is 60.5% higher than the Rhode Island average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Newport, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 6.4, which is 56.1% higher than the Rhode Island average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Newport will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Newport, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 13.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.3%.

      Newport transportation information

      StatisticNewportRhode IslandNational
      Average one way commute20min24min26min
      Workers who drive to work61.0%79.8%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.0%8.5%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.5%2.8%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.7%0.4%0.6%
      Workers who walk14.5%3.8%2.8%
      Working from home8.9%3.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Newport, RI data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).