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Newport is a city in Lincoln County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Newport, RI.
The latitude of Newport is 44.636N. The longitude is -124.052W.
It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 138 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 9,548.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Newport demographic reports
Newport is on Yaquina Bay.
The local economy grew with discovery of the Yaquina Bay oyster beds in 1862. Large-scale development began with the use of electricity for seafood refrigeration, beginning in 1908.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 71. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 7.3 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1971 movie, "Sometimes a Great Notion"
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Lincoln County Fair - July 19-22, 2007
- Jazz at Newport - Sept. 7-9, 2007
Dates often change. Check Newport web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Porthole Players, Red Octopus Theatre
Nearby parks & recreation:
Devil's Lake, South Beach State Park, Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site, Agate Beach State Recreation Site, Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area, Ona Beach State Park
Historic sites and museums: Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon Coast History Center, Burrows House Museum, Log Cabin Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
17% of Newport residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Newport ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newport was $20,580, compared with $21,587 nationally.
27% of Newport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Newport festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Lincoln County Fair - J
- Jazz at Newport - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Newport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $512. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,144.
Libraries in Newport include Newport Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Newport include Newport News-Times
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KLCO.
Lincoln County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newport political report.
The average commute time for Newport workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Newport include Best Western Agate Beach, Days Inn Newport, Econo Lodge, La Quinta Inn & Suites Newport, Landing at Newport, Shilo Inn Newport Hotel Oceanfront.
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