Newport, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 7,690 (94% urban, 6% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.5%
 
Males: 3,251  (42.3%)
Females: 4,439  (57.7%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 72112.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $30,227 (it was $24,151 in 2000)
Newport:

$30,227
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $15,233 (it was $15,757 in 2000)

Newport city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,173 (it was $59,600 in 2000)
Newport:

$83,173
AR:

$128,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $120,715; detached houses: $133,019; townhouses or other attached units: $90,425; mobile homes: $46,735; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $108,883

Median gross rent in 2017: $562.

March 2019 cost of living index in Newport: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 34.7%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.3% for Black residents, 42.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 90.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Newport, AR (2017)
    • 5,20366.4%White alone
    • 2,05026.2%Black alone
    • 2983.8%Two or more races
    • 2012.6%Hispanic
    • 300.4%American Indian alone
    • 260.3%Other race alone
    • 80.1%Asian alone

Races in Newport detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Newport, Arkansas as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Newport is 392 to 1.


Crime rates in Newport by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(81.5)
5
(70.1)
9
(120.1)
3
(40.7)
9
(123.2)
5
(63.6)
7
(91.4)
13
(168.2)
7
(90.4)
12
(155.2)
4
(52.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
13
(176.5)
4
(56.1)
5
(66.7)
7
(95.1)
5
(68.5)
13
(165.4)
16
(208.9)
15
(194.1)
9
(116.2)
13
(168.1)
7
(91.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
41
(556.8)
37
(519.0)
28
(373.7)
46
(624.7)
57
(780.5)
3
(38.2)
5
(65.3)
60
(776.3)
46
(594.0)
46
(594.9)
56
(731.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
130
(1,765)
90
(1,262)
94
(1,255)
127
(1,725)
124
(1,698)
156
(1,984)
190
(2,481)
122
(1,578)
168
(2,169)
130
(1,681)
84
(1,097)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
364
(4,943)
394
(5,527)
362
(4,831)
317
(4,305)
320
(4,382)
414
(5,266)
406
(5,302)
428
(5,538)
347
(4,481)
304
(3,931)
266
(3,475)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(325.9)
20
(280.5)
12
(160.1)
10
(135.8)
14
(191.7)
20
(254.4)
13
(169.8)
15
(194.1)
8
(103.3)
18
(232.8)
8
(104.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.6)
1
(14.0)
3
(40.0)
1
(13.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(38.2)
2
(26.1)
3
(38.8)
2
(25.8)
4
(51.7)
2
(26.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)604.0508.6484.7489.8612.1478.0548.2695.6591.2613.0439.8

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City-data.com crime index in Newport, AR

Crime rate in Newport detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 24 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Arkansas average:

2.22
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Ancestries: American (28.6%), Irish (5.8%), African (5.6%), German (5.1%), English (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/16/1875

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 590 people per square mile   (low).

Newport, Arkansas map

28 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $711 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $436 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (35.2 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (80.5 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (371.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Diaz, AR (1.5 miles ),
Jacksonport, AR (1.8 miles ),
Campbell Station, AR (2.0 miles ),
Tuckerman, AR (3.0 miles ),
Amagon, AR (3.0 miles),
Grubbs, AR (3.3 miles ),
Oil Trough, AR (3.4 miles ),
Weldon, AR (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 35.61 N, Longitude: 91.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,014 (+25.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,328 (72.2%)

Area code: 870

Distribution of median household income in Newport, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Newport, AR in 2017
Newport satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $64,000
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $64,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2005: 13 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $101,900
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $82,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $154,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $168,800
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $375,000
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2017: 5 buildings, average cost: $73,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Newport, AR residents
Average permit cost in Newport, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.3%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Historical population in Newport, AR
Historical housing units in Newport, AR

Population change in the 1990s: +255 (+3.4%).
Most common industries in Newport, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Public administration (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Construction (4.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.1%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.3%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.3%)
  • Educational services (14.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.1%)
  • Social assistance (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Newport, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.1%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)

Average climate in Newport, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Newport, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Newport-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 149% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.4 miles away from the Newport city center killed 35 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/15/1984, a category F4 tornado 10.0 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 12 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newport-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 52.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.0 miles away from Newport center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.6 miles away from Newport center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 61.5 miles away from Newport center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 144.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 17, Floods: 16, Tornadoes: 11, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newport topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Newport:

  • HARRIS HOSPITAL (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 1205 MCLAIN STREET)
  • LINDLEY HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER, LLC (326 LINDLEY LANE)
  • NEWPORT HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (1311 NO PECAN ST)
  • PINEDALE NURSING HOME (1311 NORTH PECAN STREET)
  • REGIONAL HEALTHCARE INC (325 LINDLEY LANE)
  • DAVITA - JACKSON COUNTY DX (PRATT SQUARE)
  • HARRIS HOME HEALTH (1301 MCLAIN STREET)
  • JACKSON COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (1505 NORTH PECAN STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Newport:

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College/University in Newport:

  • Arkansas State University-Newport (Full-time enrollment: 1,589; Location: 7648 Victory Blvd; Public; Website: www.asun.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newport:

  • Harding University (about 37 miles; Searcy, AR; Full-time enrollment: 5,360)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 37 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 12,323)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 52 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 3,387)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 77 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 77 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • Rhodes College (about 79 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Memphis (about 80 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

Public high school in Newport:

  • NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 406 WILKERSON DR, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Newport:

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Library in Newport:

  • W.A. BILLINGSLEY/JACKSON COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $224,213; Location: 213 WALNUT STREET; 69,311 books; 2,464 audio materials; 248 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 57 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Newport: Newport Country Club (A), Airport Industrial Park (B), W A Billingsley Memorial Library (C), Pinedale Nursing Home (D), Newport City Hall (E), Jackson County Courthouse (F), Newport Fire Department Ambulance (G), Jackson County Jail (H), Jackson County Sheriff's Office (I), Newport Police Department (J), Newport Housing Authority (K), Arkansas State University Police Department Newport (L), White River Emergency Medical Services, Incorporated (M), Newport Fire Department Ambulance (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Ivy Terrace Shopping Center (1), The Galeria Shopping Center (2), Village Mall Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Newport include: First Presbyterian Church (A), Umsted Memorial Methodist Church (B), Saint Pauls Episcopal Church (C), Saint Pauls African Methodist Episcopal Church (D), Morning Star Baptist Church (E), Gospel Tabernacle (F), First Christian Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), East Newport Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Harper-Barnes Cemetery (1), Walnut Grove Cemetery (2), Stennick Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Newport Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Newport include: Hines Park (1), Lockwood Park (2), Remmel Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: U S Roller Rink (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2701 Highway 367 North) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Super Inn (1504 Highway 367 North) (1), Park Inn (901 Highway 367 North) (2), Days Inn Newport (101 Olivia Drive) (3), Lakeside Inn of Newport (203 Malcolm Avenue) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Alice Walton - Billionaire, Bo Lacy - 2005 NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, born: Nov 22, 1980), Jim Wood (Arkansas) - Auditor of Arkansas, John T. Walton - Businessman, Mary Steenburgen - (born 1953), actress, Paul K. Holmes III - Judge, Theo Young - College football coach, Jim Walton - Businessman, Kaneaster Hodges, Jr. - Politician.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Newport and their reported violations in the past:

BRECKENRIDGE UNION WATER ASSOC (Population served: 1,316, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
BRECKENRIDGE UNION WATER ASSOC (Population served: 1,316, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-13-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Newport that have no violations reported:

  • NEWPORT WATERWORKS (Population served: 7,811, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.9%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Newport in 2010:

  • 1,777 people in state prisons
  • 158 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 52 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Newport in 2000:

  • 1,341 people in state prisons
  • 239 people in nursing homes
  • 28 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 2 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill

Banks with branches in Newport (2011 data):

  • Iberiabank: Village Mall Branch, Olivia Drive Branch, Newport Federal Branch. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • Merchants & Planters' Bank: North Branch at 915 Highway 67 North, branch established on 1971/01/18; at Second And Hazel Streets, branch established on 1946/08/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $215.6 mil, Deposits: $192.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: M&P Community Bancshares, Inc. 401(K) Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Regions Bank: Newport Branch at 2153 Malcolm Avenue, branch established on 1995/11/16. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Newport:

Marital status in Newport, AR
  • Never married: 31.5%
  • Now married: 31.0%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 9.3%
  • Divorced: 23.9%

For population 25 years and over in Newport:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Arkansas average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Newport
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Newport, AR (based on Jackson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,55957
Mainline Protestant1,00510
Black Protestant5364
Catholic501
Other-1
None7,847-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Here:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jackson County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Jackson County:

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Jackson County:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jackson County:

10.0%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

31.1%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.3%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.2%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.8%
Arkansas:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Newport:

29.3
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.0%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Newport:

13.3%
Arkansas:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.1%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
Newport:

53.5%
State:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.9%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Newport, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 20$62,032$37,21915$3,342
Police Protection - Officers 16$48,746$36,5605$633
Solid Waste Management 12$21,378$21,3780$0
Streets and Highways 11$25,149$27,4350$0
Other Government Administration 8$13,023$19,5350$0
Other and Unallocable 7$21,972$37,6662$1,649
Judicial and Legal 5$14,515$34,8360$0
Sewerage 5$14,643$35,1431$1,747
Financial Administration 3$8,710$34,8400$0
Parks and Recreation 3$7,592$30,3680$0
Health 2$5,409$32,4540$0
Airports 2$5,949$35,6942$870
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 94$249,118$31,80225$8,241

Newport government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $627,000 ($81.53)
    Regular Highways: $88,000 ($11.44)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,296,000 ($168.53)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,223,000 ($159.04)
    Sewerage: $934,000 ($121.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $784,000 ($101.95)
    Regular Highways: $586,000 ($76.20)
    Central Staff Services: $528,000 ($68.66)
    General - Other: $460,000 ($59.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $253,000 ($32.90)
    Parks and Recreation: $173,000 ($22.50)
    Health - Other: $162,000 ($21.07)
    Air Transportation: $85,000 ($11.05)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $55,000 ($7.15)
    General Public Buildings: $45,000 ($5.85)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $1,238,000 ($160.99)
    Benefit Payments: $160,000 ($20.81)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $90,000 ($11.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($0.52)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $12,000 ($1.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $139,000 ($18.08)
    Local Fire Protection: $131,000 ($17.04)
    Sewerage: $129,000 ($16.78)
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000 ($8.45)
    Regular Highways: $54,000 ($7.02)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($3.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000 ($2.08)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($0.39)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.26)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,350,000 ($435.63)

Newport government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,358,000 ($176.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $793,000 ($103.12)
    Other: $446,000 ($58.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($4.55)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $15,000 ($1.95)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-50,000 ($-6.50)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $947,000 ($123.15)
    Other: $57,000 ($7.41)
    Sewerage: $15,000 ($1.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $767,000 ($99.74)
    Rents: $34,000 ($4.42)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($1.30)
    Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($1.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $520,000 ($67.62)
    Public Welfare: $182,000 ($23.67)
    General Local Government Support: $116,000 ($15.08)
    Other: $12,000 ($1.56)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,576,000 ($204.94)
    Other Selective Sales: $788,000 ($102.47)
    Public Utilities Sales: $451,000 ($58.65)
    Property: $384,000 ($49.93)
    Other License: $28,000 ($3.64)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $4,000 ($0.52)

Newport government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,076,000 ($269.96)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,076,000 ($269.96)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,928,000 ($250.72)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,912,000 ($248.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $164,000 ($21.33)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $148,000 ($19.25)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $184,000 ($23.93)
    End of Fiscal Year: $56,000 ($7.28)

Newport government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,184,000 ($544.08)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,928,000 ($250.72)

5.02% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,594 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Independence County, AR  0.80% ($30,711 average AGI)
from Craighead County, AR  0.78% ($35,649)
from White County, AR  0.71% ($30,176)
Businesses in Newport, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
H&R Block1Subway1
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS1
Kroger1Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Newport:

  • KNBY (1280 AM; 1 kW; NEWPORT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KWCK (1300 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SEARCY, AR; Owner: CALDWELL BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KXJK (950 AM; 5 kW; FORREST CITY, AR; Owner: FORREST CITY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newport:

  • KOKR (96.7 FM; NEWPORT, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KABK-FM (97.7 FM; AUGUSTA, AR; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KLLN (90.9 FM; NEWARK, AR; Owner: NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZLE (93.1 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: WRD ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWOZ (103.3 FM; MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR; Owner: MOUNTAIN VIEW BROADCASTING CORP)
  • KBTA-FM (99.5 FM; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: W R D ENTERTAINMENT, INC.)
  • KBZR (95.9 FM; HARRISBURG, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Newport:

  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K22ES (Channel 22; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KVTJ (Channel 48; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: AGAPE CHURCH, INC.)
  • K35EA (Channel 35; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K57IP (Channel 57; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Newport fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Newport fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 49Number of bridges
  • 1,237ft / 377mTotal length
  • $7,919,000Total costs
  • 139,384Total average daily traffic
  • 3,756Total average daily truck traffic
  • 94,746Total future (year 2027) average daily traffic
New bridges in Newport, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 111930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 61970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 111990-1999
  • 112000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Newport, AR
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Newport)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Newport, AR)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Newport)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 4 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Newport)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 36 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 62. The highest number of reported fires - 124 took place in 2006, and the least - 18 in 2010. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Newport, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (44.5%), and Structure Fires (31.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Newport, AR
    • 47244.5%Outside Fires
    • 32931.0%Structure Fires
    • 15514.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1049.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Newport, AR
Most common first names in Newport, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14272.5 years
William11874.6 years
Mary9578.3 years
John9274.2 years
Robert6769.9 years
Charles6471.7 years
Willie5576.1 years
George5375.7 years
Ruby4477.7 years
Joe3775.8 years
Most common last names in Newport, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams7476.4 years
Jones5572.2 years
Davis5073.8 years
Johnson4676.8 years
Smith4675.6 years
Brown4572.1 years
Taylor4174.2 years
Lewis3774.1 years
Turner3676.0 years
Clark3474.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Newport, AR
  • 74.2%Utility gas
  • 25.6%Electricity
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Newport, AR
  • 53.5%Utility gas
  • 46.5%Electricity


Newport compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Newport on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2002 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: real estate and rental and leasing (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of divorced people (15+ years)(population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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