Place:Newport, Rhode Island, United States


Alt namesNew Portsource: Family History Library Catalog
Newportsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Coordinates41.583°N 71.25°W
Located inRhode Island, United States     (1703 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Newport County is one of five counties located in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. As of the 2020 census, the population was 85,643. It is also one of the seven regions of Rhode Island. The county was created in 1703. Like all of the counties in Rhode Island, Newport County no longer has any governmental functions (other than as court administrative and sheriff corrections boundaries). All of those functions in Rhode Island are now carried out either by the state government, or by the cities and towns of Rhode Island. Newport County is included in the Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is in turn constitutes a portion of the greater Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT Combined Statistical Area.



Date Event Source
1703 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1970 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 14,300
1800 14,845
1810 16,294
1820 15,771
1830 16,535
1840 16,874
1850 20,007
1860 21,896
1870 20,050
1880 24,180
1890 28,552
1900 32,599
1910 39,335
1920 42,893
1930 41,668
1940 46,696
1950 61,539
1960 81,891
1970 94,559
1980 81,383
1990 87,194

Note: New Shoreham town (Block Island; 1960 pop. 486) was transferred from Newport County to Washington County in 1963.

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