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Newport is a borough in Perry County, in the Harrisburg-Carlisle metro area.
The community was named after the opening of the Pennsylvania Canal in 1829
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Newport. For links to other places called Newport, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Newport is 40.477N. The longitude is -77.13W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 390 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,465.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Perry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Harrisburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17074 ZIP code.
39% 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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newport was $16,818, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Newport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Newport include Little Buffalo Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Newport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $354. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $860.
Libraries in Newport include Newport Public Library ... View libraries
Perry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newport political report.
The average commute time for Newport workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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