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Newport is a city in Jackson County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Newport is 35.604N. The longitude is -91.281W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 223 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,386.


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Median household income
Local
$24,151
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Newport demographic reports
Newport is on the White River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 40. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 5.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Mary Steenburgen, actress
· Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart
Local festivals include:
  • Portfest 'Rollin' on the River' Festival - June 1-2, 2007
  • Depot Days - Oct. 6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Newport web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Jacksonport State Park
Historic sites and museums: Iron Mountain Depot
Colleges and universities: Arkansas State University - Newport
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Newport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72043 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Newport residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Newport ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newport was $15,757, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Newport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Newport festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Newport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $254.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $685.


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Libraries in Newport include Jackson County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Newport include Newport Independent

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Politics

Jackson County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newport political report.

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The average commute time for Newport workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Newport include Days Inn.

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