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Newport
City
Newport, Oregon
U.S. Route 101 in Newport
U.S. Route 101 in Newport
Motto: "The Friendliest"
Location in Oregon
Location in Oregon
Country United States
State Oregon
County Lincoln
Incorporated 1882
Area
 • Total 10.59 sq mi (27.43 km2)
 • Land 9.05 sq mi (23.44 km2)
 • Water 1.54 sq mi (3.99 km2)
Elevation 134 ft (40.8 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 9,989
 • Estimate (2013) 10,117
 • Density 1,103.8/sq mi (426.2/km2)
Time zone PST (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 97365-97366
Area code(s) 541
FIPS code 41-52450
GNIS feature ID 1124669
Website City of Newport

Newport is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon, United States. It was incorporated in 1882, though the name dates back to the establishment of a post office in 1868. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 9,989, an increase of nearly 5% over its 2000 population; as of 2013, it had an estimated population of 10,117.

Newport has been the county seat of Lincoln County since 1952, when voters approved a measure to remove the center of government from nearby Toledo to Newport. It is also the home of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Hatfield Marine Science Center, Nye Beach, Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Pacific Maritime Heritage Center and Rogue Ales.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.59 square miles (27.43 km2), of which 9.05 square miles (23.44 km2) is land and 1.54 square miles (3.99 km2) is water.

Climate

Newport has mild, wet weather throughout the year with the heaviest precipitation falling during the winter months. The city averages 0.4 afternoons annually with maximum temperatures equalling or exceeding 90 °F or 32.2 °C and 29 mornings with minimum temperatures of 32 °F or 0 °C or lower. Historic extreme temperatures have varied between 1 °F (−17.2 °C) in winter and 100 °F (37.8 °C) in summer.

The average annual precipitation between 1961 and 1990 was 70.99 inches (1,803 mm), with the wettest “rain year” being from July 1968 to June 1969 with 102.15 inches (2,594.6 mm) and the driest, like most of Oregon, from July 1976 to June 1977 with 38.94 inches (989.1 mm). There are an average of 187 days a year with precipitation equalling or exceeding 0.01 inches or 0.3 millimetres. Average annual snowfall is only 1.57 inches or 0.040 metres.

In October 1962, wind gusts at Newport reached 138 miles per hour (222 km/h) before the wind gauge stopped working. This occurred during the Columbus Day Windstorm, which the National Weather Service has named one of Oregon’s top 10 weather events of the 20th century.

Another top-10 event affecting Newport occurred in December 1964, when a rainstorm caused severe flooding in many parts of the state. The Weather Service rated the storm among the most severe in western Oregon since the 1870s. About 21 inches (530 mm) of rain fell on Newport. This was almost twice the normal amount expected in December and set a new record for the city.

Also in the Weather Bureau’s top-10 list for Oregon are the snowstorms of January 1950. Newport saw a total of about 6 inches or 0.15 metres fall during the month, four times its normal annual snowfall.

Climate data for Newport, Oregon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 69
(20.6)
77
(25)
74
(23.3)
82
(27.8)
89
(31.7)
91
(32.8)
100
(37.8)
91
(32.8)
96
(35.6)
94
(34.4)
79
(26.1)
69
(20.6)
100
(37.8)
Average high °F (°C) 50
(10)
52
(11.1)
54
(12.2)
56
(13.3)
59
(15)
62
(16.7)
64
(17.8)
65
(18.3)
65
(18.3)
61
(16.1)
55
(12.8)
51
(10.6)
57.8
(14.35)
Average low °F (°C) 38
(3.3)
39
(3.9)
40
(4.4)
41
(5)
45
(7.2)
49
(9.4)
50
(10)
51
(10.6)
49
(9.4)
46
(7.8)
42
(5.6)
39
(3.9)
44.1
(6.71)
Record low °F (°C) 4
(-15.6)
12
(-11.1)
26
(-3.3)
23
(-5)
32
(0)
34
(1.1)
33
(0.6)
37
(2.8)
32
(0)
25
(-3.9)
18
(-7.8)
1
(-17.2)
1
(-17.2)
Precipitation inches (mm) 10.63
(270)
8.11
(206)
8.21
(208.5)
4.92
(125)
3.49
(88.6)
2.69
(68.3)
0.99
(25.1)
1.25
(31.8)
2.62
(66.5)
5.43
(137.9)
10.87
(276.1)
11.78
(299.2)
70.99
(1,803.1)
Source: The Climate of Oregon (1961–90) and Western Regional Climate Center (1931–2005)'

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 52
1890 121 132.7%
1900 256 111.6%
1910 721 181.6%
1920 980 35.9%
1930 1,530 56.1%
1940 2,019 32.0%
1950 3,241 60.5%
1960 5,344 64.9%
1970 5,188 −2.9%
1980 7,519 44.9%
1990 8,437 12.2%
2000 9,532 13.0%
2010 9,989 4.8%
Est. 2015 10,268 2.8%
Sources:

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,989 people, 4,354 households, and 2,479 families residing in the city. The population density was about 1,104 inhabitants per square mile (426.3/km2). There were 5,540 housing units at an average density of about 612 per square mile (236.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 84.1% White, 0.6% African American, 2.1% Native American, 1.6% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 7.5% from other races, and 3.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.3% of the population.

There were 4,354 households of which about 25% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41% were married couples living together, 11% had a female householder with no husband present, 5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43% were non-families. About 35% of all households were made up of individuals, and about 15% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was about 2.2 and the average family size was about 2.8.

The median age in the city was about 43 years. About 20% of residents were under the age of 18, 8% were between the ages of 18 and 24, 24% were from 25 to 44, 29% were from 45 to 64, and 19% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 census

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 about 1,073 people per square mile (414.5/km²). There were 5,034 housing units at an average density of about 567 per square mile (219/km2). The racial makeup of the city was about 88.6% White, 2.2% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.5% Black or African American, and 0.2% Pacific Islander. About 3.9% were of other races and 3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were about 9% of the population.

Of 4,112 households, about 27% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47% were married couples living together, 13% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39% were non-families. About 32% of all households were made up of individuals and 13% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was about 2.3 and the average family size was about 2.8.

In the city, the population was spread out with about 22% under the age of 18, 8% from 18 to 24, 26% from 25 to 44, 27% from 45 to 64, and 17% 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 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.

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