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Newport: Jackson County Courthouse, Newport, Arkansas Newport: Samuel Walton Hall, ASU-Newport Newport: highway 145 Newport: Arkansas State university-Newport
 

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Population in 2012: 7,731 (94% urban, 6% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.0%
 

Males: 3,542  (45.8%)
Females: 4,189  (54.2%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 72112.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $27,167 (it was $24,151 in 2000)
Newport:

$27,167
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,590

Newport city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $65,592 (it was $59,600 in 2000)
Newport:

$65,592
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,412; Detached houses: $84,512; Townhouses or other attached units: $32,205; In 2-unit structures: $39,705; Mobile homes: $10,588

Median gross rent in 2012: $504.

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  • White alone - 5,308 (67.6%)
  • Black alone - 1,992 (25.4%)
  • Hispanic - 345 (4.4%)
  • Two or more races - 139 (1.8%)
  • Asian alone - 40 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 6 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Newport: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (11.0%), German (10.6%), English (10.0%), United States (9.3%), French (2.0%), Dutch (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/16/1875

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 593 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Newport:

  • High school or higher: 73.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 13.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newport city:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 35.5%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

145 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Arkansas:  3.9%



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Newport, Arkansas as of December 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Newport to the number of sex offenders is 515 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $393 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $364 (0.5%)

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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) .

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
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.61 N, Longitude: 91.26 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,018 (+25.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,476 (74.1%)

Area code: 870

Newport household income distribution Newport home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Newport by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 002100010
per 100,000 0.00.026.313.60.00.00.013.70.0
Rapes 222659395
per 100,000 25.425.326.381.570.1120.140.7123.263.6
Robberies 71113457513
per 100,000 89.012.613.2176.556.166.795.168.5165.4
Assaults 14143541372846573
per 100,000 178.0176.8460.5556.8519.0373.7624.7780.538.2
Burglaries 8456821309094127124156
per 100,000 1067.9707.21078.81765.31262.41254.51724.61697.91984.2
Thefts 17899402364394362317320414
per 100,000 2262.91250.35288.84943.05526.74831.24304.74381.85265.8
Auto thefts 302724242012101420
per 100,000 381.4341.0315.7325.9280.5160.1135.8191.7254.4
Arson 002113103
per 100,000 0.00.026.313.614.040.013.60.038.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 299.9) 279.4186.8483.7606.1510.4486.4491.5614.2479.6

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.78
Arkansas average:

1.98

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Newport, Arkansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.4%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +255 (+3.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Utilities (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Newport: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Newport-area historical tornado activity is above Arkansas state average. It is 269% 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 above Arkansas state average. It is 59% 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 5/4/2001 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 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
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 88.1 miles away from Newport center
On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 77.9 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 (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 14, Floods: 13, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Landslide: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.


Hospitals/medical centers in Newport:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Newport, AR

Airports and heliports located in Newport:


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College/University in Newport:

  • Arkansas State University-Newport (Full-time enrollment: 845; 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: 4,312)
  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 37 miles; Jonesboro, AR; FT enrollment: 8,301)
  • Arkansas State University-Beebe (about 52 miles; Beebe, AR; FT enrollment: 2,601)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 77 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 6,609)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 77 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,257)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 83 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 4,856)
  • University of Memphis (about 83 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 14,700)

Public high school in Newport:

  • NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 417; Location: 406 WILKERSON DR; Grades: 09 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Newport:

  • CASTLEBERRY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 584; Location: 400 NORTH PECAN; Grades: PK - 03)
  • GIBBS ALBRIGHT ELEM. SCHOOL (Students: 281; Location: 407 WILKERSON DR; Grades: 04 - 06)
  • NEWPORT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 406 WILKERSON DR; Grades: 07 - 08)
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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)

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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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.9. This is about average.
City:

29.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.59

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

BRECKENRIDGE UNION WATER ASSOC (Population served: 1496, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • One routine major monitoring violation
BRECKENRIDGE UNION WATER ASSOC (Population served: 1496, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Chlorine
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 32.2%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.1% for Black residents, 88.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 81.9% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Newport, AR

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

Newport compared to Arkansas state average:

Newport, Arkansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value 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.


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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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Newport travel time to work - commute


Newport mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Newport city (based on Jackson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.65%
Here56.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationBaptist Missionary Association of America
Adherents44.2%18.5%7.8%7.3%5.0%
Congregations18.6%31.4%10.0%10.0%4.3%
NameNational Association of Free Will BaptistsAssemblies of GodPentecostal Church of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents4.7%3.4%2.8%1.4%5.0%
Congregations5.7%7.1%4.3%1.4%7.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Jackson County:

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.
Arkansas:

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

3.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This 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%
State:

13.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$7,091$28,3640$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,321$37,9260$0
Judicial and Legal 5$11,854$28,4500$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$36,620$27,4650$0
Police - Other 6$10,769$21,5381$279
Firefighters 14$34,778$29,8100$0
Streets and Highways 13$23,349$21,5530$0
Airports 2$5,305$31,8302$465
Health 7$13,257$22,7260$0
Solid Waste Management 11$17,909$19,5370$0
Sewerage 6$13,851$27,7020$0
Parks and Recreation 2$4,873$29,2381$633
Totals for Government 87$185,977$25,6524$1,377


5.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from White County, AR  0.83% ($15,953 average AGI)
from Independence County, AR  0.58% ($22,900)
from Pulaski County, AR  0.44% ($48,870)


6.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to White County, AR  0.99% ($34,635 average AGI)
to Craighead County, AR  0.87% ($30,370)
to Independence County, AR  0.72% ($121,658)

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)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Newport, Arkansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 28
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 13
  • Fatalities: 29
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 86
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11
Arkansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 79
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 119
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 87
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 203
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 9

See more detailed statistics of Newport fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Newport)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 39 (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: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (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: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Newport)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Newport)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 34 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 124
  • Hazardous Condition: 23

Incident types - Newport


See full 2006 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
Businesses in Newport, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Nike1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Sears1
Hardee's1Subway1
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kroger1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1

Newport on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the mentally ill"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 (72112) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Unclassified or not reported first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Kevin Statler (2)
  • Gary Milton Duncan (1)
  • James D. Burton (1)
  • Johnny White (1)

Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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