Newport, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 7,242. Estimated population in 2021: 7,299 (+0.8% change)
Males: 3,324 (45.9%), Females: 3,918 (54.1%)

Cocke County

Zip codes: 37821.

Median resident age: 38.3 years
Median household income: $20,539
Median house value: $71,400

Races in Newport:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.2%)
  • Black (5.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

Ancestries: United States (24.8%), English (10.4%), Irish (8.5%), German (7.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%), Dutch (1.9%).

Elevation: 1055 feet

Land area: 5.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Newport

  • High school or higher: 60.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 14.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newport city

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 49.4%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 19.0%

1.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -149 (-2.0%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Newport:

  • BAPTIST HOSPITAL OF COCKE COUNTY (435 SECOND STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Newport:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newport:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 56 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 59 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 66 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Newport:

  • MOORE-MURRELL (about 19 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Abbreviation: MOR)
  • GATLINBURG-PIGEON FORGE (about 24 miles; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: GKT)
  • GREENEVILLE-GREENE COUNTY MUNI (about 32 miles; GREENEVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: GCY)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newport:

  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 23 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 5,843)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE (about 50 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,759)
  • ASHEVILLE BUNCOMBE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,728)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 53 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)

Schools

Public high schools in Newport:

  • COCKE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,166; Location: 216 HEDRICK DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • COCKE COUNTY ADULT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 4; Location: 241 HEDRICK DR; Grades: 11 – 12)
Private high schools in Newport:

  • GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 63; Location: 526 HIGHWAY 73; Grades: KG – 12)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST TABERNACLE SCH (Students: 18; Location: 445 BEECH STREET; Grades: 1 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Newport:

  • NEWPORT GRAMMAR (Students: 703; Location: 301 COLLEGE ST; Grades: KG – 08)
  • EDGEMONT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 659; Location: 375 CARSON SPRINGS RD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • NORTHWEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 331; Location: 344 WOODSON RD; Grades: KG – 08)
  • CENTERVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 288; Location: 2400 HWY 160; Grades: KG – 08)
  • BRIDGEPORT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 283; Location: 1935 EDWINA BRIDGEPORT R; Grades: KG – 08)

Libraries

Library in Newport:

  • STOKELY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $82,125; Location: 383 EAST BROADWAY; 28,340 books; 866 audio materials; 554 video materials; 46 serial subscriptions)

Nearby Cities