Newport, Delaware

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Newport is a town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. It is located on the Christina River. It is best known for being the home of colonial inventor Oliver Evans. The population was 1,122 at the 2000 census. Four limited access highways, I-95, I-295, I-495, and Delaware Route 141 intersect within one mile (1.6 km) of the town.



Newport is located at 39°42′48″N 75°36′29″W / 39.71333°N 75.60806°W / 39.71333; -75.60806 (39.713312, -75.608002)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km2), of which 2.22% is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,122 people, 456 households, and 290 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,554.0 inhabitants per square mile (986.1 /km2). There were 490 housing units at an average density of 1,115.4 per square mile (430.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 75.76% White, 10.61% African American, 0.80% Native American, 1.69% Asian, 5.08% from other races, and 6.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.55% of the population.

There were 456 households out of which 35.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 17.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.89.

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