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Newport, Maine - Basic Facts

The Newport Census Designated Place had a population of 1,822 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

The Newport Census Designated Place is located within Town of Newport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Penobscot 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.

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


Total Population 1,822
Daytime Population: Workers 983
Daytime Population: Residents 1,096
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,079
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 1,822
Population in Familes 1,327
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 520
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $38,908
Average Household Income $50,342
Per Capita Income $21,935


Total Housing Units 964 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 460 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 357 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $124,460
Average Home Value $142,803


Total Households 817
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 473
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 0.35% 0.29%
Households 0.36% 0.32%
Families 0.39% 0.13%
Median Household Income   5.65%
Per Capita Income   4.22%

Newport, ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newport to the other 130 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maine 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 # 70 47th
Population Density # 60 55th
Diversity Index # 42 68th
Median Household Income # 83 37th
Per Capita Income # 101 23rd

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