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Welcome to Newport ...
The coastal city of Newport is located in Newport County<1> and is the County Seat for Newport 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 24,646 people<3> (see below for details).
Newport is near sea level<4>.
Time Zone: Newport lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Newport is within the boundaries of the (401) area code.
The ZIP code for Newport: 02840<5>
The community of Newport was established in 1639.
Websites for Newport ...
Official Website: www.cityofnewport.com/
Junior League: www.jlri.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newport had an population of 24,646 people. This is a decrease of 0.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.91% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Newport had a population of 24,672 people (or 29.77% of the total population of Newport County). This makes Newport the county's most populous community.
The population of Newport represents 2.34% of the total population of Rhode Island (which has 1,052,567 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 24,672 people, the population of Newport decreased 6.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,475 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Newport.
Communities Also Named Newport ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 73 communities that are also named Newport - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), 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, 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.
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 57 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.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Newport, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Newport.
Adding Newport to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Newport in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Newport was in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (1803).
We also found Newport in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Newport.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Newport: www.cityofnewport.com/
The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 04 Jun 2023