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Welcome to Newport County ...

Time Zone: Newport County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Newport is the Seat for Newport County.

Newport County was founded in 1703.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Newport had a population of 82,472 people. This is a decrease of 0.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 82,888 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newport represented 7.87% of the total population of Rhode Island.

Below are some of the communities located in Newport County:

  • Jamestown
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,482 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Little Compton
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,462 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Compton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Middletown
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,803 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Newport
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,412 people
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  • Portsmouth
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,108 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Tiverton
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    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,569 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiverton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Websites of Interest ...

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • At this time (Dec 2022), GenDisasters website is currently offline due to a hacker attack. Hopefully they will be back soon.

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

 

 

 

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This page was last modified/updated: 17 Sep 2023