Welcome to our Newport Relocation Guide. Inside you will find information to help when moving to Newport Oregon.
Newport is famous for their tourism, fishing and shipping industries. Since 1952 they have been the largest city as well as the county seat of Lincoln County. With a population of 10,393 in 2016, Newport is located on the coast, west of the Coast Range allowing Newport to enjoy the advantages of a major bay.
Freshwater and saltwater species flourished in the early years and continue to provide a livelihood for the largest commercial fishing fleet in Oregon. Fisheries help control the harvest of salmon, halibut, and crab. They also bring in tuna, shrimp, Dungeness crab, flounder, sole, rockfish, and lingcod. Newport has a thriving charter fishing and whale-watching business.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,996, and the median income for a family was $36,682. Males had a median income of $31,416 versus $26,582 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,580. About 12.2% of families and 14.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.1% of those under the age of 18 and 8.2% of those 65 and older.
In August 2011, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration moved its base for research ships from Seattle to Newport. The base has about 110 marine officers and a total of 175 employees.
Newport is home to the Oregon Coast Community College, which held its first classes in 1987. The public schools in Newport are part of the Lincoln County School District, and include Newport High School, Newport Preparatory Academy, Newport Intermediate School, Isaac Newton Magnet School, and Sam Case Primary School. Newport is also home to the Hatfield Marine Science Center operated by Oregon State University in collaboration with state and federal agencies. The center conducts research and educational programs associated with the marine environment and serves as a primary field station for the university’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences.
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Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce
Greater Newport Chamber of Commerce features visitor, relocation and business information about Newport Oregon and the surrounding area.