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Overview

Introduction to Newport, Tennessee

Newport, Tennessee, in Cocke county, is 41 miles E of Knoxville, Tennessee and 141 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Newport History

The city of Newport is the county seat of Cocke County. Originally the hunting grounds of Cherokee Tribe, the first European settlers came to the area in early 1780s. John Gilliard and Emanuel Sandusky were the first to start the community in 1783. The city of Newport was officially incorporated in 1812. The city remained neutral during the American Civil War and consequently suffered a number of raids from both Union and Confederate soldiers. It was also the site of booming logging industry during the late 1800s.

Newport and nearby Attractions

  • Newport City Park
  • Canton Area Historical Museum
  • Crockett Tavern Museum
  • Frank Lorino Park
  • Panther Creek State Park.

Things To Do In Newport

One can enjoy family outings at the Fun Mountain Amusement Park or the Forbidden Caverns. The Creek Expeditions and English Mountain Llama offer recreational opportunities for adventurous visitors.

Newport Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at McGhee Tyson Airport.

Newport Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Walters State Community College, Carson-Newman College, East Tennessee State University and Western Carolina University.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,856
Male Share of the Population44.1%
Female Share of the Population55.9%
Senior Citizens20.5%
Employed Population 16+2,194
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married43.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.2%
Median Earnings25+$22,237
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,495
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,077

Wealth

Median Family Income$30,827
% Above Poverty Level60.1%
% Below Poverty Level39.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone40.4%
Median Gross Rent$381
Median House Value$92,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.2%
Irish10.3%
English7.9%
German7.8%
French Except Basque5.3%
Italian2.3%
Dutch1.3%
Scottish1%
Polish0.8%
Canadian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
African0.1%
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Newport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cocke County
Standard Zip Codes37821
P.O. Box Zip Codes37822
Phone Area Codes423,865
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.96
Approximate Longitude-83.19

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)

StationNEWPORT 1 NW
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationMORRISTOWN RADIO WCRK
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationHOT SPRINGS 2
Distance20.4 miles
Jan Temp28 to 48 F
Apr Temp43 to 70 F
Jul Temp64 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baneberry487$76,667
Dandridge2,886$53,516
Jefferson City8,324$43,136
Morristown29,395$38,211
Parrottsville266$42,727
White Pine2,215$47,431

Newport Public Libraries

Stokely Memorial Library
383 EAST BROADWAY
Newport, Tennessee
(423) 623-3832

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Newport Hospitals

Newport Medical Center - Tennova
(Proprietary)
435 Second Street
(423) 625-2200

Newport Public Schools

Bridgeport Elementary
1935 Edwina Bridgeport Rd
ZIP: 37821
(423) 623-2215
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Centerview Elementary
2400 Hwy 160
ZIP: 37821
(423) 623-4947
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Cocke Co Adult High School
241 Hedrick Dr
ZIP: 37821
(423) 625-3427
High
Total Enrollment 10
Cocke Co High School
216 Hedrick Dr
ZIP: 37821
(423) 623-8718
High
Total Enrollment 1220
Edgemont Elementary
375 Carson Springs Rd
ZIP: 37821
(423) 623-2288
Primary
Total Enrollment 587
Newport Grammar School
301 College St
ZIP: 37821
(423) 623-3811
Primary
Total Enrollment 771
Northwest Elementary
344 Woodson Rd
ZIP: 37821
(423) 623-4697
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
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