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Newport, Indiana
Main Street during the Antique Auto Hill Climb
Main Street during the Antique Auto Hill Climb
Location of Newport in Vermillion County, Indiana.
Location of Newport in Vermillion County, Indiana.
Map of Newport
Map of Newport
Country United States
State Indiana
County Vermillion
Township Vermillion
 • Total 0.87 sq mi (2.26 km2)
 • Land 0.87 sq mi (2.26 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
528 ft (161 m)
 • Total 416
 • Density 477.06/sq mi (184.27/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 765
FIPS code 18-53496
GNIS feature ID 440148

Newport is a town in Vermillion Township, Vermillion County, in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 515 at the 2010 census. The town is the county seat of Vermillion County.


A post office has been in operation at Newport since 1820. Newport was platted in 1828.

The Vermillion County Courthouse and Vermillion County Jail and Sheriff's Residence are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Newport is located at the confluence of the Little Vermilion and Wabash rivers along Indiana State Road 63, about halfway between the county's north and south borders.

According to the 2010 census, Newport has a total area of 0.87 square miles (2.25 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 328
1860 287 −12.5%
1870 398 38.7%
1880 591 48.5%
1890 551 −6.8%
1900 610 10.7%
1910 732 20.0%
1920 703 −4.0%
1930 777 10.5%
1940 795 2.3%
1950 660 −17.0%
1960 627 −5.0%
1970 708 12.9%
1980 704 −0.6%
1990 627 −10.9%
2000 578 −7.8%
2010 515 −10.9%
2020 416 −19.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 515 people, 211 households, and 149 families living in the town. The population density was 592.0 inhabitants per square mile (228.6/km2). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 265.5 per square mile (102.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 99.8% White and 0.2% from two or more races.

There were 211 households, of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.1% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.

The median age in the town was 42.1 years. 23.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb

Each fall, specifically the first weekend in October, Newport is host to the Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb, a racing event in which antique vehicles ascend the town's 1800-foot-long, 140-foot-tall hill. The popular event also features a car show, parade, and pageant. The Newport Antique Auto Hill Climb is an international antique auto up hill timed event held each year. the event that attracts those crowds of one hundred thousand plus to newport. Automobiles, trucks and motorcycles from the Steam, Brass, Vintage, Antique, and Classic Car eras, make timed runs from a standing start, up a steep hill to a finish line 1,800 feet away. It is an Indiana auto event second in size only to the annual Indianapolis Speed Motor Speedway event, the Indy 500.


The town has a lending library, the Vermillion County Public Library.

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