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Newport County, Rhode Island

Newport County is a county located in the U.S. State of Rhode Island. As of 2000, the population is 85,433.

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Geography The county has a total area of 812 km² (314 mi²). 269 km² (104 mi²) of it is land and 543 km² (210 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 66.83% water.

Demographics As of 2000, there are 85,433 people, 35,228 households, and 22,228 families residing in the county. The population density is 317/km² (821/mi²). There are 39,561 housing units at an average density of 147 persons/km² (380 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 91.46% White, 3.73% African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.23% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 1.09% from other races, and 1.99% from two or more races. 2.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 35,228 households out of which 28.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.90% are married couples living together, 10.30% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 36.90% are non-families. 29.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the county, the population is spread out with 22.50% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $50,448, and the median income for a family is $60,610. Males have a median income of $41,630 versus $29,241 for females. The per capita income for the county is $26,779. 7.10% of the population and 5.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 9.00% are under the age of 18 and 6.70% are 65 or older.

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External Links Newport County Chamber of Commerce (http://www.newportchamber.com/)

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