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Newport, New Hampshire
This article describes the town of Newport as a whole. There are additional demographic details available that describe only the central village area within the town. Those details are included in the aggregate values reported here. See: Newport (CDP), New Hampshire.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 113.1 km² (43.7 mi²). 112.8 km² (43.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.18% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 6,269 people, 2,473 households, and 1,656 families residing in the town. The population density is 55.6/km² (143.9/mi²). There are 2,633 housing units at an average density of 23.3 persons/km² (60.4 persons/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.01% White, 0.14% African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.11% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,473 households out of which 31.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% are married couples living together, 10.4% have a woman whose husband does not live with her, and 33.0% are non-families. 25.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the town the population is spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $37,442, and the median income for a family is $45,508. Males have a median income of $31,807 versus $22,788 for females. The per capita income for the town is $16,964. 14.4% of the population and 10.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 19.3% are under the age of 18 and 10.0% are 65 or older.
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