Newport, New York
|• Total||0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)|
|• Land||0.53 sq mi (1.36 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.17 km2)|
|Elevation||663 ft (202 m)|
|• Density||1,032.32/sq mi (398.68/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0958518|
The early community was known as the "Bowen Settlement", after its founder Benjamin Bowen. He purchased the land around 1788 and began improvements and invited settlers to purchase land.
The village was incorporated in 1857. It was then an important cheese center.
Newport was the home of Algernon Smith (1842 – 1876), an officer in the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment who was killed in the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Newport was also the home of Linus Yale Sr. and Linus Yale Jr., lockmakers and inventors. The Yale-Cady Octagon House and Yale Lock Factory Site is located in Newport.
Five other structures in Newport are on the New York State and National Register of Historic Places: the Benjamin Bowen House, Newport Stone Arch Bridge, Masonic Temple — Newport Lodge No. 445 F. & A.M., and Stuart Perry and William Swezey Houses.
The village is in the eastern part of the town of Newport, on both sides of West Canada Creek, a tributary of the Mohawk River, though the village center is on the eastern side of the creek. According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), of which 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2) are land and 0.066 square miles (0.17 km2), or 10.87%, are water.
New York State Route 28, Main Street, is a north–south highway through the village, leading northwest 4 miles (6 km) to Poland and southeast the same distance to Middleville. Herkimer, the county seat, is 12 miles (19 km) to the south of Newport on NY 28. County Road 34 passes through the part of Newport on the west bank of West Canada Creek.
Brown Island in West Canada Creek is in the southern part of Newport.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 640 people, 262 households, and 165 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,256.1 inhabitants per square mile (485.0/km2). There were 289 housing units at an average density of 567.2 per square mile (219.0/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 99.22% White, 0.47% Black or African American, and 0.31% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.16% of the population.
There were 262 households, out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.0% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.10.
In the village, the population was spread out, with 25.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $41,111. Males had a median income of $32,500 versus $26,528 for females. The per capita income for the village was $18,324, and 23.4% of the population is over 65. About 6.5% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.
- "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 20, 2022.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Newport village, New York". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
- Walsh, Roberta and William E. Krattinger (April 2007). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Yale-Cady Octagon House and Yale Lock Factory Site". Retrieved January 27, 2009. and Accompanying seven photos, exterior and interior, undated
- Smith, Raymond W. (April 2007). "Benjamin Bowen House". Retrieved January 27, 2009. and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, undated
- Peckham, Mark (February 1992). "Newport Stone Arch Bridge". Retrieved April 25, 2013. and Accompanying seven photos, exterior and interior, undated
- Bowman, Travis (November 2009). "Masonic Temple, Newport Lodge No. 455 F. & A. M." Retrieved April 25, 2013. and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, undated
- Krattinger, William E. (January 2013). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Stuart Perry and William Swezey Houses". Retrieved April 25, 2013. and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, undated
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.