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Newport, Maine - Basic Facts

The Newport Census Designated Place had a population of 1,795 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Newport is located at latitude 44.8364 and longitude -69.2548 in Penobscot County. 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. Penobscot County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 207 feet.

The Newport Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377940) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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, 2015.

Newport Census Designated Place, ME Boundary Map

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Newport, ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,795
Population in Households 1,795
Population in Familes 1,309
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 512
Diversity Index2 13
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 810
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 469
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 957 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 466 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 344 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $139,568
Average Home Value $169,872
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $30,627
Average Household Income $41,346
Per Capita Income $18,156
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.29%
Households 0.33% 0.39%
Families 0.37% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.34%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 41 70th
Median Household Income # 121 8th
Per Capita Income # 117 11th

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