For population 25 years and over in Newport:
For population 15 years and over in Newport city:
22 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $326 (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) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 35.61 N, Longitude: 91.26 W
Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,740 (+22.3%)
Area code: 870
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Crime in Newport detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 20 (14 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +255 (+3.4%).
Work and jobs in Newport: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Newport, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
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.
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Airports and heliports located in Newport:
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.15. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
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:BRECKENRIDGE UNION WATER ASSOC (Population served: 1496, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 30.4%
(25.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.4% for Black residents, 93.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 56.9% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Newport compared to Arkansas state average:
Banks with branches in Newport (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Newport (based on Jackson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.65%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
5.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,493 average adjusted gross income)
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:
6.79% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($38,487 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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See more detailed statistics of Newport fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2009 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Newport)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 33 (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: 13 (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: 7 (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: 15 (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:
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2013.