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City of Newport Beach             

Charter City
Incorporated: September 1, 1906
City Hall: 3300 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663
City Telephones: (949) 644-3309
Population (2000 Census): 70,032 (1990 Census: 66,643) (For latest estimated population, click here)
Population Density (2000 Census): 4,738
Population Under Age 18 (2000 Census): 15.7% (1990 Census: 13.3%)
Population Over Age 64 (2000 Census): 17.6% (1990 Census: 15.5%)
Land Area: 14.78 square miles (38.28 square kilometers)
Water Area: 25.07 square miles (64.93 square kilometers)
Geographic Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude): 33.616671-117.897604

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Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce: 1470 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660; (949) 729-4403; Fax (949) 729-4417

Early names for the area were Bolsa de Gengara and Bolsa de San Joaquin. It was later called San Joaquin Bay. In 1870, Captain S.S. Dunnells landed his stern-wheeler Vaquero at the sand spit-clogged San Joaquin slough. The story goes that a Mrs. B. G. Perkins suggested that the inlet be named "New Port" as the first new port between San Diego and San Pedro. In 1876, the McFadden brothers, who had earlier purchased the dock and warehouse at the location, give the name Newport to their cargo steamer.  When the McFaddens establish a town site in 1892 to serve as a new beach resort, they name it Newport. In 1904, new owners subdivide the area and name it Newport Beach.



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