Newport, New York

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Newport, New York
Town
Location of Newport in Herkimer County
Location of Newport in Herkimer County
Country United States
State New York
County Herkimer
Government
 • Mayor

Michael D. McEvoy (D)

Area[1]
 • Total 32.45 sq mi (84.05 km2)
 • Land 32.01 sq mi (82.90 km2)
 • Water 0.44 sq mi (1.15 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,302
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 2,268
 • Density 70.86/sq mi (27.36/km2)
Time zone EST
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)
ZIP code 13416
Area code(s) 315
FIPS code 36-043-50584
Website townofnewport.net

Newport is a town in Herkimer County, New York, United States. The population was 2,302 at the 2010 census.[3] The town, located on the western edge of the county, contains the village of Newport. The town is northeast of Utica.

History[edit]

The first settlement took place after 1786. The town was formed in 1805 from parts of the towns of Fairfield, Herkimer, Norway, and Schuyler.

Two structures in the town are listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places:

James Keith House and Brown-Morey-Davis Farm[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32.4 square miles (84.0 km2), of which 32.0 square miles (82.9 km2) are land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), or 1.37%, are water.[3]

The western town line is the border of Oneida County. West Canada Creek, a tributary of the Mohawk River, flows through the town and partly defines the eastern boundary.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1820 1,746
1830 1,863 6.7%
1840 2,020 8.4%
1850 2,125 5.2%
1860 2,113 −0.6%
1870 1,954 −7.5%
1880 1,953 −0.1%
1890 1,835 −6.0%
1900 1,613 −12.1%
1910 1,490 −7.6%
1920 1,700 14.1%
1930 1,768 4.0%
1940 1,481 −16.2%
1950 1,626 9.8%
1960 1,907 17.3%
1970 1,992 4.5%
1980 2,206 10.7%
1990 2,148 −2.6%
2000 2,202 2.5%
2010 2,302 4.5%
Est. 2016 2,268 [2] −1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 2,192 people, 831 households, and 595 families residing in the town. The population density was 68.4 people per square mile (26.4/km²). There were 897 housing units at an average density of 28.0 per square mile (10.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.77% White, 0.41% Black or African American, 0.05% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 831 households out of which 35.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 9.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.3% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town, the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,300, and the median income for a family was $42,273. Males had a median income of $30,433 versus $25,391 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,044. About 5.3% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Communities and locations in the town of Newport[edit]

  • Farrel Corner – A hamlet west of Newport village.
  • Harter Hill – A pair of elevations located west of Middleville.
  • Honey Hill – An elevation located west of Newport.
  • Irish Settlement – A hamlet near the south town line.
  • Martin Corner – A location near the west town line.
  • Middleville – Part of the village of Middleville is on Route 28 by the east town line and the West Canada Creek.
  • Newport – The village of Newport is on Route 28 by the east town line and the West Canada Creek.
  • Poland – The south part of the village of Poland is in the northwest corner of the town.
  • Old City – A hamlet at the east town line.
  • Schrader Hill – An elevation located west of Middleville. Partially in the Town of Herkimer.
  • Tanner Hill – An elevation located west-northwest of Middleville.
  • Welch Corners – A location at the east town line, south of Old City.
  • Woodchuck Hill – An elevation located east of Newport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 5, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Newport town, Herkimer County, New York". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ "James Keith House AND Brown-Morev-Davis Farm" (PDF). 1812. Retrieved 2014-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 43°11′09″N 75°00′52″W / 43.18583°N 75.01444°W / 43.18583; -75.01444