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Newport, Maine - Basic Facts

The Newport Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Penobscot County at latitude 44.8364 and longitude -69.2548. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 207 feet.

The formal official name is the Newport Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Newport, Maine.

The U5 Census Class Code for Newport indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Newport Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.51 sq. miles and a water area of 1.36 sq. miles.

Newport Census Designated Place, ME Boundary Map


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

POPULATION

Total Population 1,782
Population in Households 1,782
Population in Familes 1,307
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 508
Diversity Index2 13
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 806
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 470
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 958 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 468 (48.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 338 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $136,567
Average Home Value $173,718
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,596
Average Household Income $42,483
Per Capita Income $18,689
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.08% 0.04%
Households 0.29% 0.07%
Families 0.51% -0.09%
Median Household Income   2.81%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newport to the other 131 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine 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 # 75 44th
Population Density1 # 65 51st
Diversity Index2 # 36 73rd
Median Household Income # 110 17th
Per Capita Income # 110 17th

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