Newport, Oregon

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Newport
City
Newport, Oregon
U.S. Route 101 in Newport
U.S. Route 101 in Newport
Motto: "The Friendliest"
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Coordinates: 44°36′N 124°3′W / 44.600°N 124.050°W / 44.600; -124.050Coordinates: 44°36′N 124°3′W / 44.600°N 124.050°W / 44.600; -124.050
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lincoln
Incorporated 1882
Government
 • Mayor Sandra Roumagoux
Area[1]
 • 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)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 9,989
 • Estimate (2013)[3] 10,117
 • Density 1,103.8/sq mi (426.2/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[4]
Website City of Newport

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 had an estimated population of 10,117.[5]

Newport is the county seat of Lincoln County.[6] It is also the home of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Nye Beach, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and Rogue Ales.

Geography[edit]

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[5] and 1.54 square miles (3.99 km2) is water.[1]

Climate[edit]

Newport has mild, wet weather throughout the year with the heaviest precipitation falling during the winter months. The city averages 0.4 days annually with maximum temperatures of 90 °F (32 °C) or higher and 29 days with minimum temperatures of 32 °F (0 °C) or lower.[7] Historic extreme temperatures have varied between 1 °F (−17 °C) in winter and 100 °F (38 °C) in summer.[7]

The average annual precipitation between 1961 and 1990 was 70.99 inches (1,803 mm).[7] There are an average of 187 days a year with precipitation of 0.01 inches (0.25 mm) or more.[7] Average annual snowfall is only 1.57 inches (4.0 cm).[7]

In October 1962, wind gusts at Newport reached 138 miles per hour (222 km/h) before the wind gauge stopped working. This occurred during the Columbus Day Windstorm, which the National Weather Service has named one of Oregon's top 10 weather events of the 20th century.[8]

Another top-10 event affecting Newport occurred in December 1964, when a rainstorm caused severe flooding in many parts of the state. The Weather Service rated the storm among the most severe in western Oregon since the 1870s. About 21 inches (530 mm) of rain fell on Newport. This was almost twice the normal amount expected in December and set a new record for the city.[8]

Also in the Weather Bureau's top-10 list for Oregon are the snowstorms of January 1950. Newport, where annual snowfall averages about 1.6 inches (4 cm), a total of about 6 inches (15 cm) fell during the month.[8]

Climate data for Newport, Oregon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69
(21)
77
(25)
74
(23)
82
(28)
89
(32)
91
(33)
100
(38)
91
(33)
96
(36)
94
(34)
79
(26)
69
(21)
100
(38)
Average high °F (°C) 50
(10)
52
(11)
54
(12)
56
(13)
59
(15)
62
(17)
64
(18)
65
(18)
65
(18)
61
(16)
55
(13)
51
(11)
57.8
(14.3)
Average low °F (°C) 38
(3)
39
(4)
40
(4)
41
(5)
45
(7)
49
(9)
50
(10)
51
(11)
49
(9)
46
(8)
42
(6)
39
(4)
44.1
(6.7)
Record low °F (°C) 4
(−16)
12
(−11)
26
(−3)
23
(−5)
32
(0)
34
(1)
33
(1)
37
(3)
32
(0)
25
(−4)
18
(−8)
1
(−17)
1
(−17)
Precipitation inches (mm) 10.63
(270)
8.11
(206)
8.21
(208.5)
4.92
(125)
3.49
(88.6)
2.69
(68.3)
0.99
(25.1)
1.25
(31.8)
2.62
(66.5)
5.43
(137.9)
10.87
(276.1)
11.78
(299.2)
70.99
(1,803)
Source: The Climate of Oregon (1961–90)[7] and Western Regional Climate Center (1931–2005)[9]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 121
1900 256 111.6%
1910 721 181.6%
1920 980 35.9%
1930 1,530 56.1%
1940 2,019 32.0%
1950 3,241 60.5%
1960 5,344 64.9%
1970 5,188 −2.9%
1980 7,519 44.9%
1990 8,437 12.2%
2000 9,532 13.0%
2010 9,989 4.8%
Est. 2013 10,117 1.3%
Sources:[3][10][11][12][13][14]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 9,989 people, 4,354 households, and 2,479 families residing in the city. The population density was about 1,104 inhabitants per square mile (426.3/km2). There were 5,540 housing units at an average density of about 612 per square mile (236.3/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 about 25% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41% were married couples living together, 11% had a female householder with no husband present, 5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43% were non-families. About 35% of all households were made up of individuals, and about 15% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was about 2.2 and the average family size was about 2.8.

The median age in the city was about 43 years. About 20% of residents were under the age of 18, 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24, 24% were from 25 to 44, 29% were from 45 to 64, and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census[edit]

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 about 1,073 people per square mile (414.5/km²). There were 5,034 housing units at an average density of about 567 per square mile (219/km2). The racial makeup of the city was about 88.6% White, 2.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.5% Black or African American, and 0.2% Pacific Islander. About 3.9% were of other races and 3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were about 9% of the population.

Of 4,112 households, about 27% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47% were married couples living together, 13% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39% were non-families. About 32% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was about 2.3 and the average family size was about 2.8.

In the city the population was spread out with about 22% under the age of 18, 8% from 18 to 24, 26% from 25 to 44, 27% from 45 to 64, and 17% 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 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.

Economy[edit]

Harbor in Yaquina Bay, Newport, Oregon

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.[15] NOAA has some personnel at the Hatfield Marine Science Center which support the fisheries science centers for Alaska and the Northwest. The ships will join the RV Oceanus and RV Elakha, research vessels based at the center.

Education[edit]

Lincoln County voters established Oregon Coast Community College in 1987, in which year the college held its first classes.[16] 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.

Media[edit]

Radio stations[edit]

Newport has several stations: KNPT, with a news/talk format, KSHL, which plays country music, and KPPT, which plays classics from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. News and information can be found at KCUP.

Newspaper[edit]

The News-Times is published twice a week. NewsLincolnCounty.com on the internet is published 24/7.

Sister city[edit]

Newport has one sister city:

Notable people[edit]

Newport bayfront as seen in the mid-1910s.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  3. ^ a b "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-09-26. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ a b "Newport (city), Oregon". State & County QuickFacts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f Taylor, George H.; Hannan, Chris (1999). The Climate of Oregon: From Rain Forest to Desert. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press. p. 131. ISBN 0-87071-468-6. 
  8. ^ a b c "Oregon's Top 10 Weather Events of 1900s". National Weather Service. Retrieved 2015-03-03. 
  9. ^ "Newport, Oregon (1931–2005)". Western Regional Climate Center. Retrieved 2015-03-03. 
  10. ^ "Population-Oregon" (PDF). U.S. Census 1910. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  11. ^ "Population-Oregon" (PDF). 15th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  12. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Oregon" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  13. ^ "Pennsylvania: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  15. ^ "NOAA Picks Newport For Research Base". KPTV. 2009-08-04. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 
  16. ^ "College History". Oregon Coast Community College. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  17. ^ Oregon Economic & Community Development Department: Oregon Sister Relationships

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