For population 25 years and over in Newton:
For population 15 years and over in Newton city:
16 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,240 (1.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Terre Haute, IN (53.2 miles , pop. 59,614).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (114.8 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (198.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Willow Hill, IL (2.8 miles ), Rose Hill, IL (2.8 miles) , Ste. Marie, IL (2.9 miles ), Wheeler, IL (3.0 miles) , Hidalgo, IL (3.4 miles) , Yale, IL (3.4 miles) , Dieterich, IL (3.5 miles ), Oblong, IL (3.7 miles ).
Latitude: 38.99 N, Longitude: 88.16 W
Area code: 618
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Crime rate in Newton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 7 (6 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: -158 (-4.9%).
Work and jobs in Newton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Newton, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Newton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/2/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the Newton city center injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 6/2/1990, a category F4 tornado 19.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Newton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 52% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 40.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 19.0 miles away from Newton center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 39.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 27.7 miles away from Newton center
On 4/21/2008 at 05:38:29, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 38.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Jasper County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 14.2%
(14.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
64 people in nursing homes in 2000
9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Newton compared to Illinois state average:
Banks with branches in Newton (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Newton (based on Jasper County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.73%
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
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Newton government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.16% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,933 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.48% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($44,900 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Newton fatal accident list:
Jul 1, 2005 03:29 PM, Sr-33, Sr-130, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 24, 1997 01:20 AM, 130, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 15, 1984 08:00 AM, 130, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 0 meters
Total average daily traffic: 1,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 152
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,940
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Newton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Newton, IL)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Newton)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Newton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.