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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 2009, <1> Newport had a population of 80,300 people. This is a decrease of 6.01% since the last Census (which gave a population of 85,433 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Newport represented 8.15% of the total population of Rhode Island, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 5 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201082,888-2.98%+3.22% since 2009
200980,300-6.01%-0.49% since 2008
200880,699-5.54%-0.75% since 2007
200085,433The Last Census

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


Below are some of the communities located in Newport County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Newport County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Newport   23,46726,47511.36% decrease  
Portsmouth   16,89217,1491.5% decrease  
Middletown   16,03717,3347.48% decrease  
Tiverton   14,90515,2602.33% decrease  
Jamestown   5,4735,6222.65% decrease  

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<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 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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