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Newport, Arkansas
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Welcome to Newport ...

The city of Newport is located in Jackson County and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

When the people of Newport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newporter<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Newport has a population of 7,690 people<2> (see below for details).

Newport is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Newport lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Newport is located in the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Newport: 72112<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newport had a population of 7,879 people (which is 43.78% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Newport the county's most populous community.

The population of Newport represents 0.27% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 45th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,879 people, the population of Newport has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,811 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Newport had an population of 7,690 people. This is a decrease of 2.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.55% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Newport.

Communities near Newport ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Newport and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2017
Bradford   [Map]   744   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Fisher   [Map]   220   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Grubbs   [Map]   359   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Magness   [Map]   211   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Newark   [Map]   1,185   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oil Trough   [Map]   261   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Newport.

Communities Also Named Newport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Arkansas communities named Newport: This one is located in Jackson County and the other is located in Ouachita County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 73 communities that are also named Newport - they are located in Alabama, California (2), Delaware, Florida (2), Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey (2), New York (4), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (7), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (4), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Newport.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newport. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Newport. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newport. Our list includes 18 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Newport:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newport ...

Looking for more information about Newport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Newport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Newport.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Newport. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Newport refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Newport may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newport.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Newport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Newport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Newport. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newport) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Newport. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Newport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6243, Longitude: -91.2316     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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