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    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Newport is a suburb of Providence with a population of 24,570. Newport is in Newport County and is one of the best places to live in Rhode Island. Living in Newport offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Newport there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Newport and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Newport are above average.
About Newport...
Population
24,570

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$382,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,096
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%
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Newport Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    133
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    81
    41
  • Robbery
    28
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    363
    500
  • Theft
    2,692
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    109
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$59,794
National
$55,322
Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Life long resident. Always beautiful in any season. Tourist town. Always events & festival's. Friendly, low crime, parks, Video casino, Naval Base, Mansions, Tennis Hall of Fame, Yachting, parades, and the history alone is worth a trip to Newport. Schooling is good here and getting even better. Salve college and the Community College of RI, private and public schools and the MET School are located here. Restaurants, stores and bars/ pubs are abundant. Expensive to live but worth it. Newport can use things for family activities like bowling and roller skating... Many community agencies and churches are here. Our beaches and seafood are as famous as our city. I love our little "City By The Sea".
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Newport is great place to get by the water, rich with local history and good food. Newport offers different sailing experiences, historical tours and parks. Also just a great place to grab a drink alone, and then go read in the park!
Lived in Newport for most of my life! It's beautiful and a great place for all age demographics. Great for families, young adults, elderly. Perfect balance of nature/outdoor activities and city like culture.