Newport, Kentucky is a town with approximately 15,000 residents. The city's population, with an average age of just under 38, skews younger than most cities in Kentucky. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the area, and 57% of residents rent their homes. At $737 a month, the average rent is slightly below the state average.
Newport has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (24%) compared to the national average. Further, 10% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 5% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Newport residents work in one of two industries: retail and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 12% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Newport workers earn an average annual income of almost $56,000, around $7,000 less than the Kentucky average. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
With an average commute time of about 22 minutes, quicker than most cities in the state, Newport residents know that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving a car or truck is the most common way to get to work, chosen by 32% of residents, while public transportation is not widely used. A small percentage of residents (4%) walk to work, though the number is higher than the national average.
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