Newport is the county seat of Pend Oreille County, Washington. In 2010, there were 2,126 residents. Newport got its name in 1890 when the first steamboat on the Pend Oreille River landed there. Newport became a city on April 13, 1903. Built in 1906, it was replaced in 1926 and 1988.

The city of Newport, Washington, as seen in a 1913 photo postcard. On July 14, 2015, Zodiac Aerospace exploded. Five people were hurt, and the public was advised to stay away from the facility. Kelly’s Bar and Grill, which has been open since 1894 with only minor interruptions, is the second oldest bar in the state.

A tourism campaign involving hundreds of national, state, and city flags transformed Newport into the “City of Flags” in 1987. Ten years later, theft and maintenance issues forced its abandonment.

The city had 2,126 residents in 2010, with 874 households and 506 families. The population density was 1,986.9/sq mile. 954 housing units at 891.6 per sq mile. The city’s racial makeup was 92.3 percent white, 0.3 percent black, 1.0 percent native, 1.1 percent Asian, 0.4 percent Pacific Islander, 1.2 percent other, and 3.7 percent mixed. Latinos of any race made up 4.5% of the population.

34% had children under the age of 18, 35.7 % were married couples, 17.6 % had a female householder without a husband, 4.6% male householder without a wife, and 42.1% were non-family. Individuals made up 38.4% of all households, with 18.9% being 65 or older. A family had 3.04 persons and a household had 2.32.

City’s Median Age

The city’s median age was 38.8. 27.6% of residents were under the age of 18, 7.6% were 18-24, 21.4 % were 25-44, 22.7 % were 45-64, and 20.7 % were 65 or older. The city’s gender split was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

In the year 2000, the city had 1,921 residents, 760 households, and 471 families. Population density was 1,814.7/sq mile. 820 housing units at 774.6 per square mile Population: 94.64 percent White, 0.57 percent Native American, 0.88 percent Asian, 0.10 Pacific Islander, 1.15 percent other races, 2.65 percent mixed races. 2.97 percent of the population was Hispanic or Latino.

Among the non-family households, 37.9% had no children under the age of 18. Individuals made up 33.4% of all households, with 18.2% being 65 or older. A family had 3.09 persons and a household 2.42. Residents ranged in age from 18 to 65, with 29.1% being under 18, 8.5% being 18-24, 23.8% being 25-44. 37% were under 18. 86.0% male to female ratio. 80.9 men per 100 females.

City’s Median Household Income

The city’s median household and family incomes were $25,709 and $30,898, respectively. Males made $31,597 compared to $20,469 for females. The city’s per capita income was $13,900. Around 22.0 percent of families and 23.6 percent of the population were poor, with 34.4 percent of children under 18 and 12.5 percent of seniors.

There are two seasons in Newport: chilly winters and scorching summers. Summer and winter nights are slightly cooler than Spokane. The snow depth is nearly three-and-a-half times that in Spokane. 8.34 inches of rain fell in November 2006, nearly 38 inches in 1950, and 17.59 inches in 1985. From July 1955 to June 1956, nearly 135.7 inches of snow fell, but barely 10 inches from July 1935 to June 1936.

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