Introduction to Newport, Oregon

Newport, Oregon, in Lincoln county, is 54 miles W of Salem, Oregon and 91 miles SW of Portland, Oregon. As of the year 2000 census, 9,532 people lived in Newport.

Newport History

Newport is the county seat of Lincoln County, which was founded on February 20, 1893. The city was named after Newport, Rhode Island. It was officially founded on July 4, 1866. The first post office of the area was established in 1868. Newport was incorporated as a city on October 23, 1882.

Newport and nearby Attractions

  • North Lincoln County Historical Museum
  • Beverly Beach State Park
  • South Beach State Park
  • Willamette Stone State Heritage Site
  • Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Yaquina Bay State Park

Things To Do In Newport

Agate Beach State Park, Ona Beach State Park, Frank Wade Park and South Beach State Park offer facilities for various types of outdoor recreation. The North Lincoln County Historical Museum, the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site and the Willamette Stone State Heritage Site can all be visited from Newport.

Newport Transportation

Toledo State Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Newport Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available from Oregon Coast Community College, Oregon State University and Western Oregon University.


Total Population 10,045
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 20.1%
Employed Population 16+ 4,505
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 49.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.9%
Median Earnings25+ $27,463
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,636
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,761


Median Family Income $53,036
% Above Poverty Level 81.5%
% Below Poverty Level 18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.7%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%


People Living Alone 35.6%
Median Gross Rent $827
Median House Value $221,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 13%
Irish 13%

Newport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 54 miles W of Salem, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 91 miles SW of Portland, Oregon
County Lincoln
Standard Zip Codes 97365, 97366
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.636
Longitude -124.052

Newport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 51 F
Apr Temp 41 to 57 F
Jul Temp 51 to 65 F
Oct Temp 45 to 61 F
Annual Precip 69.5 inches
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 46 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 48 to 76 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 127.7 inches
Distance 48.7 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 51 F
Apr Temp 41 to 59 F
Jul Temp 50 to 69 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 73 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Newport, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Agate Beach (97365)

South Beach (97366)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Depoe Bay 1,622 $57,240
Lincoln City 7,977 $46,120
Siletz 1,684 $41,420
Toledo 3,449 $48,438
Waldport 1,922 $47,788

Newport Public Libraries

Newport Public Library
Newport, Oregon
(541) 265-2153
Library Web Site
Lincoln County Library District
"1247 NW GROVE, #2"
Newport, Oregon
(541) 265-3066

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Newport Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(541) 594-1801
Emergency Service: Yes

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Serves 714 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28

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