- Newport, Oregon
Newport, Oregon — City — Yaquina Bay Bridge in the background. Nickname(s): The Port Motto: "The Friendliest" Oregon Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Lincoln Incorporated 1882 Government – Mayor Mark McConnell Area – Total 10.4 sq mi (27.0 km2) – Land 8.9 sq mi (23.0 km2) – Water 1.6 sq mi (4 km2) Elevation 134 ft (40.8 m) Population (2010) – Total 9,989 – Density 1,073.1/sq mi (415.5/km2) Time zone PST (UTC-8) – Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7) ZIP codes 97365-97366 Area code(s) 541 FIPS code 41-52450 GNIS feature ID 1124669 Website www.newportoregon.gov
Newport is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 9,989, an increase of nearly 13% over its 2000 population; an unofficial 2006 estimate listed Newport's population at 10,240 residents.
1/1/1893 to 11/30/2009
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Newport has mild, wet weather throughout the year with the heaviest precipitation falling during the winter months. Annually, there is only 0.4 day with maximum temperatures of 90 °F (32 °C) or higher. There are 20.5 days with minimum temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower. The record high temperature was 100 °F (38 °C) on June 24, 1925, and July 11, 1961. The record low temperature was 1 °F (−17 °C) on December 8, 1972.
Average annual precipitation is 67.77 inches (1,721 mm). There are an average of 173 days with measurable precipitation. The wettest year was 1968 with 111.03 inches (2,820 mm) and the driest year was 1929 with 38.45 inches (977 mm). The most precipitation in one month was 26.15 inches (664 mm) in December 1917. The most precipitation in 24 hours was 6.10 inches (155 mm) on November 8, 1896. Average annual snowfall is only 1.1 inches (28 mm). The snowiest year was 1972 with 15.5 inches (390 mm), including 11.0 inches (280 mm) in December 1972.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,532 people, 4,112 households, and 2,495 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,073.1 people per square mile (414.5/km²). There were 5,034 housing units at an average density of 566.7 per square mile (218.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 88.56% White, 2.15% Native American, 1.72% Asian, 0.45% Black or African American, and 0.21% Pacific Islander. 3.86% were of other races, and 3.04% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.96% of the population.
Of 4,112 households, 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.3% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.77.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,996, and the median income for a family was $36,682. Males had a median income of $31,416 versus $26,582 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,580. About 12.2% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under the age of 18 and 8.2% of those 65 and older.
In August 2011, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will move its base for research ships from Seattle to Newport. The base has about 110 marine officers and a total of 175 employees. It will base four ships and provide support for up to two itinerant vessels. NOAA already has some personnel at the Hatfield Marine Science Center which support the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and the Northwest Fisheries Science Center. The ships will join the R/V Wecoma which is based at the center.
Newport is home to the Oregon Coast Community College, which held its first classes in 1987. The public schools in Newport are part of the Lincoln County School District, and include Newport High School, Newport Preparatory Academy, Newport Intermediate School, Isaac Newton Magnet School, and Sam Case Primary School. Newport is also home to the Hatfield Marine Science Center operated by Oregon State University in collaboration with state and federal agencies. The center conducts research and educational programs associated with the marine environment and serves as a primary field station for the university's College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.
Newport has several stations: KNPT, with a news/talk format, KSHL, which plays country music, and KPPT, which plays classics from the 1960s, '70s and '80s. News and information can be found at KCUP.
The News-Times is published twice a week.
Newport has one sister city:
- William A. Barton, attorney
- Scott Baker, marine biologist featured in the movie The Cove. Works at the Marine Mammals Institute, affiliated with Oregon State University.
- Rick Bartow, artist
- Joel Hedgpeth, marine biologist
- David Ogden Stiers, actor
- Randall Woodfield, serial killer
- Newport Municipal Airport
- Yaquina Head, a rocky headland
- Jumpoff Joe, a former rock pillar on Nye Beach
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- ^ PSU:Population Research Center
- ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- ^ http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/cgi-bin/cliMAIN.pl?or6032
- ^ "NOAA Picks Newport For Research Base". KPTV. August 4, 2009. http://www.kptv.com/politics/20278592/detail.html. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
- ^ Oregon Economic & Community Development Department: Oregon Sister Relationships
- Listing for Newport in the Oregon Blue Book
- Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce
- Newport Tourism Website
Municipalities and communities of Lincoln County, OregonCounty seat: Newport Cities CDPs Unincorporated
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