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Newport is a city in Lincoln Countymarker, Oregonmarker, United Statesmarker. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9,532, a growth of nearly 13% over its 1990 population; an unofficial 2006 estimate listed Newport's population at 10,240 residents.

Newport is the county seat of Lincoln Countymarker. It is also the home of the Oregon Coast Aquariummarker, Nye Beach, Yaquina Head Lighthousemarker, and Rogue Ales.

In mid-2011, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will move its base for research ships from Lake Union (in 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 Centermarker which support the Alaska Fisheries Science Center. The ships will join the RV Wecomamarker which is based at the center.


Harbor in Yaquina Bay, Newport, OR
Yaquina Bay State Park, Yaquina Bay Bridge
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.4 square miles (27.0 km²), of which, 8.9 square miles (23 km²) of it is land and 4.0 km² (1.6 sq mi or 14.94%) of it is water.


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/sq mi (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.

There were 4,112 households out of which 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.


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 Schoolmarker, Newport Preparatory Academy, Newport Intermediate School, Issac Newton Magnet School, and Sam Case Elementary School.


Radio stations

Newport has five radio stations: KNPTmarker, with a news/talk format, and KSHLmarker, which plays country music, KPPT 100.7fm plays 70's music and KCUP at 1230 am is a local talk station. Additionally, there is one high definition radio station for KCUP at 100.7-3.


The News-Times is published twice a week.

Sister city

Newport has one sister city:

Notable residents

See also



  1. PSU:Population Research Center
  2. Oregon Economic & Community Development Department: Oregon Sister Relationships

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