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Newport is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [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 41.175N. The longitude is -75.999W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 997 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,006.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne 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 18617 ZIP code.
11% of Newport residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $16,930, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Newport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Newport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $328. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $815.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newport political report.
The average commute time for Newport workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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