Newport is a market town in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, England. It is in the borough of Telford and Wrekin. It is located about 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Telford and about 12 miles (19 km) west of Stafford, on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border. The 2001 census recorded 10,814 people living in the town's parish. This makes it the second-largest town in Telford and Wrekin and the fifth-largest in the ceremonial county of Shropshire. The population in 2008 was between 12,444 and 15,632.