Newport, Pennsylvania

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Newport, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Newport strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Newport Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 15% Newport Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Newport, Pennsylvania

Comparing Newport to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Senior Citizens 5 4
Age of the Population 4 3
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 4
Average Household Size 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
People Above Poverty 6 5
Median Family Income 5 4
College Educated Adults 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 5 6
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 9
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 4 2
Low Violent Crime 2 2

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Newport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 53 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Perry
Metro Area Harrisburg - Lebanon - Carlisle
Standard Zip Codes 17074
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.477
Longitude -77.13

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 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 64 F
Annual Precip 41.4 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
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Newport Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,506 100%
Male 712 47.3%
Female 794 52.7%
Under 18 377 25%
18+ 1,129 75%
65+ 233 15.5%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 2.91
White 1,484 98.5%
African-American 2 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 4 0.3%
Mixed Race 10 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.7%

Estimated Newport Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,467
Growth -39
Growth % -2.6%

Newport Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 40.8%
US/American 16.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.5%
Irish 6.5%
English 5.2%
Italian 4.4%
Dutch 2.9%
Scottish 2.4%
Pennsylvania German 1.6%
Hungarian 1.6%
Welsh 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Swiss 1.2%
European 1%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
British 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
Czech 0.4%
Romanian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Bailey (17074)
East Newport (17074)
Everhartville (17074)
Howe (17074)
Mannsville (17074)
Markelsville (17074)
Montgomery Fy (17074)
Newprt (17074)
Saville (17074)
Walnut Grove (17074)
Wila (17074)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Newport 1,506 $39,545
Duncannon 1,508 $38,750
Liverpool 876 $43,036
Millersburg 2,562 $44,327
Millerstown 679 $53,173
New Buffalo 123 $28,750
Thompsontown 711 $35,938

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Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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