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City of Newport

  •   State: 
    Lincoln County
      County FIPS: 
    44°36′N 124°3′W
      Area total: 
    11.72 sq mi (30.35 km²)
      Area land: 
    9.98 sq mi (25.84 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.74 sq mi (4.52 km²)
    134 ft (40.8 m)
    1882; Incorporated 1882
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Newport, OR
    Pacific Standard Time (PST) UTC-8:00; Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) UTC-7:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,028.07 residents per square mile of area (396.96/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Income taxes: 

Newport is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 9,989, an increase of nearly 5% over its 2000 population; as of 2019, it had an estimated population of 10,853. The area was originally home to the Yacona tribe, whose history can be traced back at least 3000 years. White settlers began homesteading the area in 1864, and the town was named by Sam Case, who also became the first postmaster. Newport has mild, wet weather throughout the year with the heaviest precipitation falling during the winter months. In October 1962, wind gusts at Newport reached 138 miles per hour (222 km/h) before the wind gauge stopped working. This occurred during the Columbus Day Windstorm, which the National Weather Service has named one of Oregon's top 10 weather events of the 20th century. There are an average of 187 days a year with precipitation equalling or exceeding 0.01 inches or 0.3 millimetres. Average annual snowfall is only 1.57 inches (0.040 metres) Newport is the western terminus of U.S. Route 20, the longest road in the United States, and is also home of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Nye Beach and Yaquina Head Light.


Newport has mild, wet weather throughout the year with the heaviest precipitation falling during the winter months. The city averages 0.4 afternoons annually with maximum temperatures equalling or exceeding 90 °F or 32.2 °C. The National Weather Service has named one of Oregon's top 10 weather events of the 20th century as the Columbus Day Windstorm of 1962. Newport saw a total of about 6 inches or 0.15 metres fall during the month of January 1950, four times its normal annual snowfall. In October 1962, wind gusts at Newport reached 138 miles per hour (222 km/h) before the wind gauge stopped working. In December 1964, a rainstorm caused severe flooding in many parts of the state. About 21 inches (530 mm) of rain fell on Newport. This was almost twice the normal amount expected in December and set a new record for the city. Newport has a total area of 10.59 square miles (27.43 km²), of which 9.05square miles (23.44 km²) is land and 1.54square miles(3.99km²) of water. The average annual precipitation between 1961 and 1990 was 70.99 inches (1,803 mm), with the wettest period being from July 1968 to June 1969 with 102.15 inches (2,594.6 mm) and the driest, like most of Oregon, from July 1976 to June 1977 with 38.94 inches (989.1 mm).


As of the census of 2010, there were 9,989 people, 4,354 households, and 2,479 families living in the city. There were 5,540 housing units at an average density of about 612 per square mile (236.3/km²) The racial makeup of the city was 84.1% White, 2.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.5% Black or African American, and 0.2%. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.3% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $31,996, and the median income. for a family was $36,682. The per capita income for the city is $20,580. About 12.2 percent of families and 14.4% of residents were below the poverty line, including 17.1 percent of those under the age of 18 and 8.2 per cent of those 65 and older. The average household size was about 2.3 and the average family size wasAbout 2.8. The city's median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there are 95.6 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there have been 92 males. The gender split is 49.1 per cent male and 50.9 per cent female. The population was spread out, with about 22% under 18, 8% from 18 to 24, 26% from 25 to 44, 27% from 45 to 64, and 17% who were 65 years of age or older.


In August 2011, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration moved its base for research ships from Seattle to Newport. The base boasts about 110 marine officers and a total of 175 employees. It bases four ships, including the NOAAS Bell M. Shimada and the NoAAS Rainier. NOAA has personnel at the Hatfield Marine Science Center which support the fisheries science centers for Alaska and the Northwest. The ships join the R/V Oceanus and R/v Elakha research vessels based at the center. The center is located at the former home of the U.S. Coast Guard, which was based in Newport, Rhode Island, until it was moved to Seattle in 2011. It is located on the former site of the Coast Guard station, which is now called the Newport Naval Shipyard and is located in the Newport area of Rhode Island.


Lincoln County voters established Oregon Coast Community College in 1987. The public schools in Newport are part of the Lincoln County School District. Newport is also home to the Hatfield Marine Science Center, operated by Oregon State University in collaboration with state and federal agencies. The center conducts research and educational programs associated with the marine environment and serves as a primary field station for the university's College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences. Newport is home to Newport High School, Newport Preparatory Academy, Newport Intermediate School, and Sam Case Primary School. The town is located in Lincoln County, Oregon, and is located on the Oregon-Washington border. It has a population of 2,816, according to the 2010 census. It is located near the junction of the Columbia and Willamette rivers, which runs through the town. The city's population is 2,716, and the 2011 census population was 2,917. It was the site of Oregon's first high school, Newport High, which opened in 1961. It also hosted the state's first community college, Newport Community College, which was established in 1987, in which year the college held its first classes. Newport also has one of the nation's oldest high schools, Newport Elementary, which went into operation in 1964. The school district also has a primary high school and a middle school. Newport has a number of elementary schools, including Newport Elementary and Newport Intermediate, as well as one primary and one secondary school. The high school is the only one in the county that is not located in a city.

Sister City

Newport has one sister city: Mombetsu, Japan. The city is located on the island of Honshu in the East China Sea. It has a population of 1.6 million people. It is the second largest city in the state of Rhode Island. It also has a sister city in Yokosuka, Japan, which is located in the east of the island. The sister city is Mombetsu, Japan and the city's population is 1.7 million. It was founded in 1881 and is the oldest sister city of Newport. It's also the second-largest city in Rhode Island, after Newport, and the third-largest in New York City.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon = 87. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Newport = 2.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 3,249 individuals with a median age of 41.2 age the population grows by 3.15% in Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,028.07 residents per square mile of area (396.96/km²). There are average 2.21 people per household in the 4,327 households with an average household income of $40,125 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.20% of the available work force and has dropped -3.55% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 22.70%. The number of physicians in Newport per 100,000 population = 127.9.


The annual rainfall in Newport = 67.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 179. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 156. 64 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 38.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 80, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon which are owned by the occupant = 42.69%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 31 years with median home cost = $224,240 and home appreciation of -5.73%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.81 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,922 per student. There are 19.3 students for each teacher in the school, 434 students for each Librarian and 1234 students for each Counselor. 5.51% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.89% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.76% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Newport's population in Lincoln County, Oregon of 1,558 residents in 1900 has increased 2,09-fold to 3,249 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.31% female residents and 48.69% male residents live in Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon.

    As of 2020 in Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon are married and the remaining 47.64% are single population.

  • 16.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Newport require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    70.73% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.20% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.29% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 5.43% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon, 42.69% are owner-occupied homes, another 38.09% are rented apartments, and the remaining 19.21% are vacant.

  • The 21.70% of the population in Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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