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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Newport, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

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 2,208 people<3> (see below for details).

Newport is 2,160 feet [658 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Newport is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Newport lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Newport: (509)

The ZIP code for Newport: 99156<5>

Websites for Newport ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newport had an population of 2,208 people. This is an increase of 3.86% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newport had a population of 2,126 people (which is 16.35% of the total population of Pend Oreille County). This makes Newport the county's most populous community.

The population of Newport represents 0.03% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 158th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,126 people, the population of Newport increased 10.67% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,921 people).

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

Communities Also Named Newport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Washington communities named Newport: This one is located in Pend Oreille County and the other is located in King County.

Beyond Washington, 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, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (4), 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.

  • Spirit Lake
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spirit Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spirit Lake
    • Spirit Lake is located in Kootenai County (ID)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,559 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spirit Lake <7>
  • Priest River
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Cusick
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cusick
    • Cusick is located in Pend Oreille County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cusick <7>
  • Dalkena
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalkena
    • Dalkena is located in Pend Oreille County
  • Blanchard
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanchard have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanchard
    • Blanchard is located in Bonner County (ID)
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanchard <7>
  • Camden
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
    • Camden is located in Pend Oreille County
  • Laclede
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laclede have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laclede
    • Laclede is located in Bonner County (ID)
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laclede <7>
  • Usk
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Elk
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Wrencoe
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrencoe
    • Wrencoe is located in Bonner County (ID)

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. 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.

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 document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Newport post office opened in 1891.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Newport.

The official website for Newport:

The official website for Pend Oreille County:

The official website for State of Washington:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Pend Oreille, 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>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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