U.S. Route 101 in Newport
|Nickname(s): The Port|
|Motto: "The Friendliest"|
Location in Oregon
|• Mayor||Sandra Roumagoux|
|• Total||10.59 sq mi (27.43 km2)|
|• Land||9.05 sq mi (23.44 km2)|
|• Water||1.54 sq mi (3.99 km2)|
|Elevation||134 ft (40.8 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||10,017|
|• Density||1,103.8/sq mi (426.2/km2)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC-8)|
|• Summer (DST)||PDT (UTC-7)|
|GNIS feature ID||1124669|
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; as of 2013, it has an estimated population of 10,117.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.59 square miles (27.43 km2), of which 9.05 square miles (23.44 km2) is land and 1.54 square miles (3.99 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 9,989 people, 4,354 households, and 2,479 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,103.8 inhabitants per square mile (426.2 /km2). There were 5,540 housing units at an average density of 612.2 per square mile (236.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.1% White, 0.6% African American, 2.1% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 7.5% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.3% of the population.
There were 4,354 households of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families. 34.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.79.
The median age in the city was 43.1 years. 20% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 18.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.
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 moved its base for research ships from Seattle to Newport. The base has about 110 marine officers and a total of 175 employees. It bases four ships and provides support for up to two itinerant vessels. NOAA 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 Oceanus and R/V Elakha which are based at the center.
Newport has mild, wet weather throughout the year with the heaviest precipitation falling during the winter months. Annually, there are only 0.4 days 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.
Lincoln County voters established Oregon Coast Community College in 1987, which is when the college held its first classes. 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 one sister city:
- William A. Barton, personal injury lawyer involved in several notable lawsuits, including one leading into the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Portland
- Scott Baker, marine biologist at the Marine Mammals Institute
- Rick Bartow, artist
- Joel Hedgpeth, marine biologist
- David Ogden Stiers, actor
- Newport Municipal Airport
- Yaquina Head, a rocky headland
- Jumpoff Joe, a former rock pillar on Nye Beach
- Steamboats of the Oregon Coast
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- Listing for Newport in the Oregon Blue Book
- Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce
- Newport Tourism Website
- Port of Newport International Terminal Project web page