The village of Newport is situated in the East Riding of Yorkshire on the B1230 road. The nearest towns lying to the west of Newport are the Market Town of Howden, 7 miles and Goole, 14 miles. The River Humber lies to the south of the village.
Newport is divided by the M62 motorway and the Market Weighton Canal runs directly through the centre of the village, connecting with the River Humber.
The area is rural in nature with open aspects to the Yorkshire Wolds and Humber banks. Local walking routes include the Newport Trail, Wallingfen Way and North Cave Circular.
According to the 2011 UK Census, the last available Census, the parish had a population of 1,580 residents.
Local facilities include Newport Primary School, Newport Village Hall and playing field, two play areas, local shops, food outlets and licensed premises.
The Newport and Gilberdyke Youth Project, established by Newport and Gilberdyke Parish Councils working in partnership, runs weekly sessions for young people aged 9 to 16. Attendees are allocated one of three groups according to their age.
St. Stephen’s Church and the Methodist Hall also serve the local community.
The nearest train station is located at Gilberdyke, approximately 2 miles from the centre of Newport village. There are regular bus services connecting the village with Howden and Goole and to the east, the City of Hull.