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The economy of Newport County, RI employs 41,194 people. The economy of Newport County, RI is specialized in Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Accommodation & Food Service, which employ respectively 1.82; 1.35; and 1.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Newport County, RI are Healthcare & Social Assistance (6,251), Educational Services (4,216), and Retail trade (4,164), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($73,922), Utilities ($62,759), and Finance & Insurance ($51,938).

Median household income in Newport County, RI is $71,347. Males in Newport County, RI have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,908. The income inequality of Newport County, RI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.487 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Newport County, RI. In Newport County, RI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 81 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,797. Providence County, RI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Rhode Island.


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Newport County, RI is home to a population of 82,714 people, from which 96.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Newport County, RI is composed of 71,313 White residents (86.2%), 4,408 Hispanic residents (5.33%), 2,499 Two+ residents (3.02%), 2,446 Black residents (2.96%), and 1,573 Asian residents (1.9%). The most common foreign languages in Newport County, RI are Spanish (3,111 speakers), Portuguese (1,374 speakers), and French (666 speakers), but compared to other places, Newport County, RI has a relative high number of Portuguese (1,374 speakers), Greek (209 speakers), and French (666 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Newport County, RI awarded 817 degrees. The student population of Newport County, RI is skewed towards females, with 316 male students and 501 female students. Most students in Newport County, RI are White (619 and 75.8%), followed by Unknown (83 and 10.2%), Hispanic or Latino (43 and 5.26%), and Black or African American (25 and 3.06%). The largest universities in Newport County, RI by number of graduates are Salve Regina University (743 and 90.9%), International Yacht Restoration School (74 and 9.1%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Newport County, RI are Registered Nursing (74 and 9.1%), General Marketing & Marketing Management (43 and 5.26%), and General Business Administration & Management (41 and 5.02%). The median tuition costs in Newport County, RI are N/A for private four year colleges, and $37,270 and $37,270 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Newport County, RI is $352,900, which is 1.72 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $349,200 to $352,900, a 1.06% increase. The homeownership rate of Newport County, RI is 60.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Newport County, RI have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newport County, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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