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Newport, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Newport had a population of 15,909 as of July 1, 2017. Newport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newport is located at latitude 39.0854 and longitude -84.4878 in Campbell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newport (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Campbell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 512 feet.

The City of Newport (GNIS ID: 2404373) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Newport is located within Newport-Fort Thomas Division of Campbell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Newport, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,909
Daytime Population: Workers 8,439
Daytime Population: Residents 8,831
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,270
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.09
Population in Households 14,821
Population in Familes 10,286
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,088
Population Density2 5,829
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $39,098
Average Household Income $54,778
Per Capita Income $22,754


Total Housing Units 7,414 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,603 (35.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,765 (50.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,046 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $130,357
Average Home Value $176,738


Total Households 6,368
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,293
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.57% 0.48%
Households 0.39% 0.44%
Families 0.09% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

Newport, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newport to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 95th
Population Density # 9 99th
Diversity Index # 63 89th
Median Household Income # 305 44th
Per Capita Income # 248 54th

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