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Overview

Introduction to Newport, Vermont

Newport, Vermont, in Orleans county, is 130 miles NW of Portland, Maine and 187 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. As of the year 2000 census, 5,005 people lived in Newport.

Newport History

Newport is the county seat of Orleans County. The Abenakis Native Americans were the first to settle in the area now known as Newport. The community was first named Pickeral Point. The town was organized in 1918.

Newport and nearby Attractions

  • Crystal Lake State Park
  • Old Stone House Museum
  • Brighton State Park
  • Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum
  • Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
  • Underhill State Park

Things To Do In Newport

While in Newport, one can visit parks like Brighton State Park, Waterbury Center State Park, Elmore State Park and Smugglers Notch State Park. Museums in the area include the Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum, the Old Stone House Museum and the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, which provide insight into the history of the area. Churches in the area include the United Church of Newport, the Seventh Day Adventist Church and Saint Mark Episcopal Church.

Newport Transportation

Burlington International is the closest major airport.

Newport Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Norwich University, Dartmouth College and Middlebury College.

People

Total Population 4,493
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 1,595
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 36.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,696
% Above Poverty Level 74%
% Below Poverty Level 26%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 38.1%
Median Gross Rent $674
Median House Value $122,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10%
US/American 0%
English 18.6%
Irish 13.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Newport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 130 miles NW of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 187 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Orleans
Standard Zip Codes 05855
Phone Area Codes 802
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.936
Longitude -72.205

Newport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station NEWPORT
Distance 0.3 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 31 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Station WEST BURKE
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp -1 to 24 F
Apr Temp 26 to 51 F
Jul Temp 51 to 80 F
Oct Temp 31 to 54 F
Annual Precip 42.3 inches
Station NORTH STRATFORD
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 24 F
Apr Temp 27 to 51 F
Jul Temp 52 to 79 F
Oct Temp 31 to 55 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Eagle Point (05855)

Indian Point (05855)

Lake Park (05855)

Newport City (05855)

North Derby (05855)

The Bluffs (05855)

West Derby (05855)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Albany 195 $57,500
Barton 567 $47,875
Craftsbury 1,208 $62,708
Derby Line 814 $62,656
North Troy 635 $42,875
Orleans 835 $51,902

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Newport Hospitals

NORTH COUNTRY HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTER
(Proprietary)
189 PROUTY DRIVE
(802) 334-7331
Emergency Service: No

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209 VETERANS AVE
802-334-7921
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,045 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

ORLEANS ESSEX NORTH S.U.
338 HIGHLAND AVE SUITE 4
802-766-2251
A Special Education School
Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7

NORTH COUNTRY CAREER CENTER
209 VETERANS AVENUE
802-334-5469
A Vocational School

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