Newport, situated in Carteret County, is a town made up of 7.7 square miles.
August 21, 2017
The town was initially known as Shepardsville upon its founding. The name would be changed to Newport around the time of the town's incorporation in 1866.
The median resident age in Newport is 44 years. The median estimated household income is about $41,000 making it about $7,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $26,000. The average price for a home in Newport is about $155,000 (2015) which is $5,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $800 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Newport is 79% White, 11% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 8% other. 89% of the population are high school graduates, with 17% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 45% are married, 16% are divorced, 4% are separated, 9% are widowed, leaving 26% that have never been married.
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Newport belongs to Carteret County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County, named for Sir George Carteret or his heir John Carteret, is part of the Morehead City Micropolitan Statistical Area. Carteret County has a population of 67,000 and its county seat Carteret has a population of 4,000.
Carteret County, NC served as battleground for the War of Jenkin's Ear against Spanish pirates, and the Battle of Brandywine (Revolutionary War). Currently the Marine Corps Auxiliary Landing Field Bogue is located in Carteret and consists of 875 acres of land.
Carteret County borders Pamlico, Craven, Onslow, Hyde, and Jones counties. The third biggest county in North Carolina, Carteret is made up of 1341 square miles. 506 of which is land with the remaining 834 as water.
The population of Newport, NC is about 4,200. The population has been steadily increasing since the town was founded.
The elevation of Newport, NC is 20 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Newport, NC is 28570.
The area code for Newport, NC is 252.
Historically speaking Newport and Carteret County have voted mostly Republican, with 70% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 56% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 40% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 4%.
The unemployment rate for Newport is about 5% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Public administration and food services make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.