Newport County, RI

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2020 Population
82,731
0.0845% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jack Reed
Democratic Party
US Senator
Sheldon Whitehouse
Democratic Party
2018 Median Age
45
0.897% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
7.72%
11.6% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$84,282
6.08% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$399,500
2.99% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
41,154
0.218% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Newport County, RI had a population of 82.7k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $84,282. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Newport County, RI declined from 82,801 to 82,731, a −0.0845% decrease and its median household income grew from $79,454 to $84,282, a 6.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newport County, RI are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.82%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.19%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.73%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.96%).

None of the households in Newport County, RI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Newport County, RI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newport County, RI are Salve Regina University (805 degrees awarded in 2020) and IYRS School of Technology & Trades (38 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Newport County, RI was $399,500, and the homeownership rate was 64.9%.

Most people in Newport County, RI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Newport County, RI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Newport County, RI is home to a population of 82.7k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.89% of Newport County, RI residents were born outside of the country (5.7k people).

In 2018, there were 22.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.3k people) in Newport County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k White (Hispanic) and 2.65k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2020 Citizenship
96.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.2% of Newport County, RI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Newport County, RI was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newport County, RI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    71.3k ± 88
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.17k ± 351
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.65k ± 299
5.65%
Hispanic Population
4.69k people

In 2018, there were 22.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (71.3k people) in Newport County, RI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.17k White (Hispanic) and 2.65k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.65% of the people in Newport County, RI are hispanic (4.69k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Newport County, RI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Rhode Island.
Most Common Origin
  1. Dominican Republic
    29,370 ± 4,149 people
  2. Guatemala
    14,363 ± 2,922 people
  3. Portugal
    12,959 ± 2,778 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rhode Island was Dominican Republic, the natal country of 29,370 Rhode Island residents, followed by Guatemala with 14,363 and Portugal with 12,959.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.89%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
5.7k people
7.39%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
6.12k people

As of 2020, 6.89% of Newport County, RI residents (5.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newport County, RI was 7.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,606 ± 305
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,157 ± 248
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    965 ± 280

Newport County, RI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Newport County, RI employs 41.2k people. The largest industries in Newport County, RI are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,827 people), Educational Services (3,999 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,967 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($167,736), Finance & Insurance ($77,784), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($75,787).

Males in Rhode Island have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,718. The income inequality in Rhode Island (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

41.2k
2020 Value
± 1,562
−0.218%
1 Year decline
± 5.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Newport County, RI declined at a rate of −0.218%, from 41.2k employees to 41.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newport County, RI, are Management Occupations (5,250 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,648 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,403 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newport County, RI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Rhode Island (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industries

41.2k
2020 Value
± 1,562
−0.218%
1 Year decline
± 5.08%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Newport County, RI declined at a rate of −0.218%, from 41.2k employees to 41.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newport County, RI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,827 people), Educational Services (3,999 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3,967 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newport County, RI, though some of these residents may live in Newport County, RI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$57,415
Median earning men ± $3,737
$37,077
Median earning women ± $1,501

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($83,113), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($80,321), and Manufacturing ($71,788).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($70,929), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,188), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($60,409).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Rhode Island. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Rhode Island.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 805
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 743
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 548
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $697k
    Manufacturing
  2. $685k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $375k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $12.6B
  2. $10.2B
  3. $6.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Rhode Island product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $12.6B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($10.2B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($6.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Rhode Island products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$57.4B
2020 Value in Rhode Island
$99.7B
Projected 2050 Value in Rhode Island
73.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Rhode Island trade was $57.4B. This is expected to increase 73.8% to $99.7B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Rhode Island trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Rhode Island to other states, or from other states to Rhode Island.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $12.4B
  2. $4.56B
  3. $2.87B

In 2020, the top outbound Rhode Island domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Massachusetts with $12.4B, followed by Connecticut with $4.56B and New York and $2.87B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Rhode Island shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Newport County, RI went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 63.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (34.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing the state of Rhode Island. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Rhode Island

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Jack Reed
Senator from Rhode Island2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator from Rhode Island1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007

Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse are the senators currently representing Rhode Island.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Rhode Island

Rhode Island is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Rhode Island have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Newport County, RI awarded 843 degrees. The student population of Newport County, RI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,032 male students and 1,799 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newport County, RI are White (630 and 76.2%), followed by Unknown (116 and 14%), Hispanic or Latino (37 and 4.47%), and Two or More Races (20 and 2.42%).

The largest universities in Newport County, RI by number of degrees awarded are Salve Regina University (805 and 95.5%) and IYRS School of Technology & Trades (38 and 4.51%).

The most popular majors in Newport County, RI are Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (127 and 15.1%), General Business Administration & Management (111 and 13.2%), and Registered Nursing (76 and 9.02%).

The median tuition cost in Newport County, RI for private four year colleges is $42,220.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Newport County, RI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 2,831 (36.5% men and 63.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 2,831 students enrolled in Newport County, RI, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,215 records, of which 64.1% were women and 35.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 76 degree-majors awarded
  2. 59 degree-majors awarded
  3. 40 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newport County, RI was Registered Nursing with 76 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Newport County, RI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 805 degrees awarded
  2. 38 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salve Regina University with 805 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 287 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newport County, RI, which is 0.516 times less than the 556 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 630 degrees mean that there were 5.43 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 116 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($42,220) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($700) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,450) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.01% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.07% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (243k), Some college (181k), and Bachelors Degree (168k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Newport County, RI was $399,500 in 2020, which is 1.74 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $387,900 to $399,500, a 2.99% increase. The homeownership rate in Newport County, RI is 64.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Newport County, RI have an average commute time of 22.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newport County, RI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Newport County, RI is $84,282. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Newport County, RI was Census Tract 413 with a value of $119,375, followed by Census Tract 401.02 and Census Tract 414, with respective values of $111,250 and $105,750.

In 2021, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newport County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.0467%.

Property

$399,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$12,360
$22,434
Median Property Taxes
±$915

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newport County, RI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Newport County, RI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.9%
Homeownership
2020
63.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.9% of the housing units in Newport County, RI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.2%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Newport County, RI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 413
  2. Census Tract 401.02
  3. Census Tract 414

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newport County, RI was Census Tract 413 with a value of $119,375, followed by Census Tract 401.02 and Census Tract 414, with respective values of $111,250 and $105,750.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Newport County, RI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$84,282
Median Household Income
± $2,629
34.6k
Number of Households
± 1,317

In 2020, the median household income of the 34.6k households in Newport County, RI grew to $84,282 from the previous year's value of $79,454.

The following chart displays the households in Newport County, RI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newport County, RI is from Rhode Island.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Rhode Island
0.453
2019 Wage GINI in Rhode Island

In 2020, the income inequality in Rhode Island was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.736% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Rhode Island was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rhode Island in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.3%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.01%)
  3. Carpooled (5.59%)

In 2020, 77.3% of workers in Newport County, RI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.01%) and those who carpooled to work (5.59%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newport County, RI have a shorter commute time (22.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.58% of the workforce in Newport County, RI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newport County, RI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newport County, RI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newport County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 0.0467%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.72% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newport County, RI (6.09k out of 78.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newport County, RI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 11.2% of the children was living in poverty in Newport County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 164 in Newport County, RI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 36 per 100,000 population.

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96.5% of the population of Newport County, RI has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 9.77% on Medicaid, 15.1% on Medicare, 19.8% on non-group plans, and 3.51% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Rhode Island was $9,551 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($9,160).

Primary care physicians in Newport County, RI see 1101 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.01% decrease from the previous year (1210 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 954 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 294 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Rhode Island, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,101 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Newport County, RI

Primary care physicians in Newport County, RI see an average of 1,101 patients per year. This represents a 9.01% decrease from the previous year (1,210 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Newport County, RI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Rhode Island across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.9% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

3.53%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
9.77%
Medicaid
15.1%
Medicare
19.8%
Non-Group
3.51%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newport County, RI declined by 7.28% from 3.81% to 3.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newport County, RI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 37.1 in Newport County, RI.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 25.4% in Newport County, RI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 3.56% in Newport County, RI.

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