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Newport
Location of the city of Newportwithin Washington County, Minnesota
Location of the city of Newport
within Washington County, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Washington
Settled 1837
Area
 • Total 3.86 sq mi (10.00 km2)
 • Land 3.62 sq mi (9.38 km2)
 • Water 0.24 sq mi (0.63 km2)
Elevation
745 ft (227 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 3,435
 • Estimate 
(2019)
3,588
 • Density 991.16/sq mi (382.70/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
55055
Area code(s) 651
FIPS code 27-45790
GNIS feature ID 0648530
Website www.ci.newport.mn.us

Newport is a city in Washington County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 3,435 at the 2010 census.

History

Newport was platted in 1857. A post office has been in operation at Newport since 1857.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.88 square miles (10.05 km2); 3.63 square miles (9.40 km2) is land and 0.25 square miles (0.65 km2) is water.

Interstate 494, U.S. Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 61 serve as the main routes in the community.

Newport is located along the Mississippi River, southeast of the city of Saint Paul.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 307
1910 370 20.5%
1920 453 22.4%
1930 541 19.4%
1940 872 61.2%
1950 1,672 91.7%
1960 2,349 40.5%
1970 2,922 24.4%
1980 3,323 13.7%
1990 3,720 11.9%
2000 3,715 −0.1%
2010 3,435 −7.5%
2019 (est.) 3,588 4.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 3,435 people, 1,354 households, and 875 families living in the city. The population density was 946.3 inhabitants per square mile (365.4/km2). There were 1,466 housing units at an average density of 403.9 per square mile (155.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 85.0% White, 5.0% African American, 0.7% Native American, 3.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.6% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.4% of the population.

There were 1,354 households, of which 31.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.4% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 37.3 years. 24.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.5% were from 25 to 44; 28.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

Notable person

  • Karla Bigham, Minnesota state Senator, former Washington County Commissioner
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