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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 24,334 people<3> (see below for details).

Newport was established in 1639.

The community of 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 (401) area code.

The ZIP code for Newport: 02840<5>

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 24,334 people. This is a decrease of 1.37% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newport had a population of 24,672 people (which is 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.

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Newport was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Newport on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Newport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

  • Fall River [Bristol County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fall River
    • Fall River [Bristol County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 89,541 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fall River have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fall River
  • Warwick [Kent County]
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    • Warwick [Kent County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 81,004 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warwick
  • Dartmouth [Bristol County]
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    • Dartmouth [Bristol County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,188 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dartmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dartmouth
  • South Kingstown [Washington County]
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    • South Kingstown [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Newport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 30,348 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Kingstown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • West Warwick [Kent County]
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      • West Warwick [Kent County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 28,962 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Warwick have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Warwick
    • North Kingstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Kingstown
      • North Kingstown [Washington County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,323 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Kingstown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Kingstown
    • Bristol [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bristol
      • Bristol [Bristol County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,915 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bristol have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bristol
    • Portsmouth [Newport County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portsmouth
      • Portsmouth [Newport County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,226 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portsmouth have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portsmouth
    • Swansea [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swansea
      • Swansea [Bristol County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,834 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swansea have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swansea
    • Barrington [Bristol County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrington
      • Barrington [Bristol County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Newport
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,053 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrington

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Rhode Island

About Newport County

About Rhode Island

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newport: www.cityofnewport.com/

The official website for State of Rhode Island: https://www.ri.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of the state's counties, including Newport, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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 for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NewportOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4880, Longitude: -71.3097    
<7>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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