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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,426
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+1,610
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married36.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$26,705
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,049
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,477

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,597
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone42%
Median Gross Rent$695
Median House Value$130,000

Ancestry

Canadian16.8%
English16.1%
Irish12.3%
French Except Basque10.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.1%
German8.3%
Italian6.5%
Scottish2.8%
Romanian1.2%
Russian0.9%
Polish0.9%
Greek0.9%
African0.9%
Nigerian0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
Portuguese0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Hungarian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
New Zealand0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Newport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Orleans County
Standard Zip Codes5855
Phone Area Codes802
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude44.93
Approximate Longitude-72.2

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
Distance0.3 miles
Jan Temp6 to 26 F
Apr Temp31 to 54 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp37 to 57 F
Annual Precip40.7 inches
StationWEST BURKE
Distance22.6 miles
Jan Temp-1 to 24 F
Apr Temp26 to 51 F
Jul Temp51 to 80 F
Oct Temp31 to 54 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches
StationNORTH STRATFORD
Distance30.9 miles
Jan Temp0 to 24 F
Apr Temp27 to 51 F
Jul Temp52 to 79 F
Oct Temp31 to 55 F
Annual Precip38.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Albany164$64,688
Barton504$46,667
Craftsbury1,174$60,865
Derby Line765$64,107
North Troy649$35,357
Orleans917$52,083

Newport Public Libraries

Goodrich Memorial
202 MAIN ST.
Newport, Vermont
(802) 334-7902

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Newport Hospitals

North Country Hospital & Health Center
(Non-profit)
109 Prouty Dr
(802) 334-7331

Newport Public Schools

Newport City Elementary School
166 Sias Avenue
ZIP: 5855
(802) 334-2455
Primary
Total Enrollment 335
North Country Career Center
209 Veterans Avenue
ZIP: 5855
(802) 334-5469
Other
North Country Senior Uhsd #22
209 Veterans Avenue
ZIP: 5855
(802) 334-7921
High
Total Enrollment 796

Newport Private Schools

United Christian Academy
65 School St
ZIP: 5855
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 91
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