Newport, North Carolina
Cost of Living
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Demographics and Values
The total population of Newport consists of 4,617 people. Newport has a population density of 234 people per square mile. Out of the total city population, 48.2% are male and 51.8% are female. The median age of Newport is 44 years old. Demographically, Newport is 85.0% white, 0.1% Native American, 3.5% mixed race, 8.2% black, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 5.3% Hispanic, 0.7% other or not specified, and 2.5% Asian. In Newport, 11.6% are widows, 57.1% participate in the labor force, 21.1% have some form of disability, and 7.5% do not have health insurance. Of the population of Newport 23.7% have a high-school diploma, 6.7% have a graduate degree, and 19.0% have a college degree. In Newport, 16.0% of the people are veterans of the United States military.
An overview of North Carolina
Overall, North Carolina ranks 18th in quality of life and 30th in healthcare compared to other US states. In terms of resources, North Carolina has a cost of living index of 94.0, a grocery index rating of 96.6, and a housing index rating of 83.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The natural beauty of North Carolina is ranked 36th in the nation. In total, North Carolina has 123 general hospitals and 236 health centers that provide care for 10,497,679 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Memorial Mission Hospital And Asheville Surgery Ce, Atrium Health Kings Mountain, and The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital.
Social demographics of the state
In North Carolina, 29% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. The state of North Carolina ranks 20th in the country for diversity. In North Carolina, 39% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 15,737 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-35%, Mainline Protestant-19%, and Historically Black Protestant-12%. In North Carolina there are 635 masonic lodges. In the last presidential election 46% of North Carolina residents voted Democrat and 50% voted Republican.
State-wide weather information
During the winter, the average temperature in North Carolina drops to around 41°F. During the winter, the average high temperature peaks at around 62°F during the month of December. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 19°F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 76°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 53°F in the month of June. The average humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 77% in the month of August. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 9.06 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 4.20 inches of precipitation a month. On average, North Carolina has an air quality index rating of around 36.0 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of April with a rating of around 45.3 AQI. While residents of North Carolina mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in North Carolina can include hurricanes, floods, and and earthquakes (moderate).
Wildlife to be found in North Carolina
The state of North Carolina has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of atlantic white cedar, yellow poplar, dragon's mouth orchid, and dwarf crested iris. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the red wolf, the groundhog, the gray and red foxes, or the amberjack. The state animal of North Carolina is the the squirrel.