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Welcome to Newport ...

The city of Newport is located in Jackson County<1> and is the County Seat for Jackson County.

When the people of Newport refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newporter<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Newport has a population of 7,474 people<3> (see below for details).

Newport is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

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<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newport had an population of 7,474 people. This is a decrease of 5.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.31% since the 2000 Census).

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 total 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).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Newport ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Newport.

  • Tuckerman [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckerman
    • Tuckerman [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,682 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckerman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tuckerman<7>
  • Newark [Independence County]
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    • Newark [Independence County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,199 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newark<7>
  • Bradford [White County]
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    • Bradford [White County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 736 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradford have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradford
  • Swifton [Jackson County]
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    • Swifton [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 734 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swifton
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sulphur Rock [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Rock
      • Sulphur Rock [Independence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Rock
    • Grubbs [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grubbs
      • Grubbs [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
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    • Oil Trough [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil Trough
      • Oil Trough [Independence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 274 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil Trough have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil Trough
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oil Trough<7>
    • Fisher [Poinsett County]
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      • Fisher [Poinsett County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
    • Magness [Independence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magness
      • Magness [Independence County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magness have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magness
    • Tupelo [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
      • Tupelo [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tupelo have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newport. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Newport.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Newport.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newport. Our list includes 18 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Jackson County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jackson County: www.jacksoncountyar.org/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newport.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Newport. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Newport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6063, Longitude: -91.2689    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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