Newton, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 2,854 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.0%
 
Males: 1,202  (42.1%)
Females: 1,652  (57.9%)
Median resident age:

46.8 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 62448.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,330 (it was $30,280 in 2000)
Newton:

$36,330
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,531 (it was $16,363 in 2000)

Newton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $78,359 (it was $56,500 in 2000)
Newton:

$78,359
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $97,899; detached houses: $102,806; mobile homes: $26,684

Median gross rent in 2017: $577.

March 2019 cost of living index in Newton: 75.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.1%
(22.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.5% for Black residents, 41.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Newton, IL (2010)
    • 2,77997.5%White alone
    • 341.2%Hispanic
    • 240.8%Two or more races
    • 60.2%Asian alone
    • 30.1%Black alone
    • 10.04%American Indian alone
    • 10.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.04%Other race alone

Races in Newton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Newton, Illinois as of February 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Newton is 524 to 1.


Crime rates in Newton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(32.9)
5
(164.6)
3
(100.1)
7
(237.7)
2
(68.0)
1
(35.2)
1
(35.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(70.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
17
(598.0)
23
(804.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(35.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
20
(658.5)
32
(1,053)
38
(1,268)
27
(916.8)
29
(985.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
22
(770.3)
3
(106.8)
3
(106.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(105.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(625.6)
17
(559.6)
17
(567.4)
11
(373.5)
20
(679.8)
10
(351.7)
17
(594.8)
7
(245.1)
11
(391.7)
13
(463.3)
13
(463.1)
7
(251.8)
11
(386.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
95
(3,128)
84
(2,765)
60
(2,003)
52
(1,766)
42
(1,428)
41
(1,442)
41
(1,435)
29
(1,015)
34
(1,211)
39
(1,390)
40
(1,425)
21
(755.4)
12
(421.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(164.6)
1
(32.9)
4
(133.5)
2
(67.9)
1
(34.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(70.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(106.8)
2
(71.3)
0
(0.0)
4
(143.9)
3
(105.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(68.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(71.2)
1
(35.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)340.1494.7464.3475.7358.9289.8374.0211.8105.8125.889.459.4129.6

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City-data.com crime index in Newton, IL

Crime rate in Newton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.52
Illinois average:

1.96
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Ancestries: German (32.2%), American (19.8%), Irish (10.4%), English (5.6%), Italian (5.5%), European (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 09/09/1885

Elevation: 535 feet

Land area: 1.86 square miles.

Population density: 1,532 people per square mile   (low).

Newton, Illinois map

80 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America).

This city:

2.8%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,429 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,338 (2.0%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Newton, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Newton, IL in 2017
Newton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Newton, IL residents
Average permit cost in Newton, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.2%
Illinois:

4.5%
Historical population in Newton, IL
Historical housing units in Newton, IL
Most common industries in Newton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.9%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Utilities (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Construction (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Utilities (11.3%)
  • Printing & related support activities (9.5%)
  • Public administration (8.9%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.0%)
  • Truck transportation (5.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.2%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Apparel (8.5%)
  • Public administration (6.5%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Newton, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (5.2%)

Average climate in Newton, Illinois

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 57.5. This is better than average.

City:

57.5
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Newton-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 53% 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 slightly above Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 Newton 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 the city 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 Newton 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 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 146.4 miles away from Newton 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 (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Newton:

  • NEWTON REST HAVEN (300 S SCOTT STREET PO BOX 360)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Newton:

  • RIDGEVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; OBLONG, IL)

Airports and heliports located in Newton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:

  • Lake Land College (about 33 miles; Mattoon, IL; Full-time enrollment: 7,499)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 35 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Vincennes University (about 41 miles; Vincennes, IN; FT enrollment: 9,876)
  • Wabash Valley College (about 44 miles; Mount Carmel, IL; FT enrollment: 2,142)
  • Indiana State University (about 53 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 57 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 63 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)

Public high school in Newton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Newton:

Private elementary/middle school in Newton:

  • ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 173, Location: 306 W JOURDAN ST BOX 26, Grades: PK-8)
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Library in Newton:

  • NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $295,937; Location: 100 SOUTH VAN BUREN STREET; 18,603 books; 914 audio materials; 216 video materials; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 18 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Setting for the historical fiction novel, Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt, Follett Publishing, 1964. This is the ficional story of Newton and its outlying farms during the Civil War.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Newton: Wade Community Fire Protection District (A), Jasper County Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Newton include: First Baptist Church (A), New Life Christian Center (B), Saint Thomas Church (C), Scott Avenue Christian Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Riverside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Jasper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Newton that have no violations reported:

  • ICE HOUSE AMERICA NEWTON (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.0%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
Whole state:

6.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
50 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
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

Banks with branches in Newton (2011 data):

  • The Peoples State Bank of Newton, Illinois: Drive-In Facility at 204 South Van Buren Street, branch established on 1969/12/12; The Peoples State Bank Of Newton, Illinois at 104 West Washington Street, branch established on 1875/01/01. Info updated 2010/01/29: Bank assets: $315.3 mil, Deposits: $267.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices
  • First Financial Bank, National Association: Newton Branch at 601 W. Jourdan St., branch established on 1884/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $2,852.7 mil, Deposits: $2,227.7 mil, headquarters in Terre Haute, IN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 66 total offices, Holding Company: First Financial Corporation
  • The First National Bank of Dieterich: Newton Branch at 1108 South Van Buren, branch established on 1996/09/30. Info updated 2012/01/20: Bank assets: $376.2 mil, Deposits: $325.4 mil, headquarters in Dieterich, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Prime Banc Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Newton:

Marital status in Newton, IL
  • Never married: 28.8%
  • Now married: 39.3%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 20.3%

For population 25 years and over in Newton:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Newton
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Newton, IL (based on Jasper County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,3352
Evangelical Protestant1,71019
Mainline Protestant1,0138
Other2-
None4,638-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Jasper County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
This county:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Jasper County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jasper County:

9.1%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.7%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jasper County:

16.6%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.3%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Newton:

44.4%
State:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Newton:

28.8
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Newton:

18.9%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

7.4%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Newton:

28.4%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.7%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Newton:

74.8%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Newton, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 7$26,601$45,6022$361
Financial Administration 3$8,415$33,6600$0
Other Government Administration 3$8,927$35,7082$1,295
Streets and Highways 3$9,106$36,4240$0
Sewerage 3$10,176$40,7040$0
Water Supply 3$8,694$34,7760$0
Electric Power 3$10,439$41,7560$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,458$38,7480$0
Police - Other 1$2,936$35,2320$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$306
Totals for Government 28$91,752$39,3225$1,962

Newton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $355,000 ($124.39)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $2,826,000 ($990.19)
    General - Other: $580,000 ($203.22)
    Water Utilities: $313,000 ($109.67)
    Local Fire Protection: $302,000 ($105.82)
    Police Protection: $302,000 ($105.82)
    Sewerage: $291,000 ($101.96)
    Regular Highways: $259,000 ($90.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $237,000 ($83.04)
    Housing and Community Development: $187,000 ($65.52)
    Central Staff Services: $186,000 ($65.17)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $25,000 ($8.76)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $178,000 ($62.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $694,000 ($243.17)
    General - Other: $559,000 ($195.87)
    Sewerage: $95,000 ($33.29)
    Police Protection: $40,000 ($14.02)
    Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($13.67)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($1.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,250,000 ($437.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($3.85)

Newton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $527,000 ($184.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $71,000 ($24.88)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,000 ($1.75)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,866,000 ($653.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $184,000 ($64.47)
    General Local Government Support: $25,000 ($8.76)
    Other: $19,000 ($6.66)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $47,000 ($16.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $128,000 ($44.85)
    Fines and Forfeits: $95,000 ($33.29)
    General Revenue - Other: $93,000 ($32.59)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,009,000 ($1054.31)
    Water Utilities: $645,000 ($226.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,005,000 ($352.14)
    Highways: $85,000 ($29.78)
  • Tax - Property: $480,000 ($168.19)
    Other License: $1,000 ($0.35)

Newton government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,191,000 ($1468.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,028,000 ($1411.35)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $163,000 ($57.11)

Newton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,069,000 ($3177.65)
Businesses in Newton, IL
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Ford1
CVS1H&R Block1
Chevrolet1Hardee's1
Circle K1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1

Strongest AM radio stations in Newton:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLBH (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MATTOON, IL; Owner: MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCRA (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; EFFINGHAM, IL)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newton:

  • WUSI (90.3 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF S. ILL. UNIVER.)
  • WIKK (103.5 FM; NEWTON, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTYE (101.7 FM; ROBINSON, IL; Owner: ANN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHQQ (98.9 FM; NEOGA, IL; Owner: WSHY, INC.)
  • WCBH (104.3 FM; CASEY, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WCRC (95.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: TWO PETAZ, INC.)
  • WSEI (92.9 FM; OLNEY, IL; Owner: V.L.N. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKJT (102.3 FM; TEUTOPOLIS, IL; Owner: JOHN W. KIRBY)
  • W204BG (88.7 FM; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Newton:

  • WUSI-TV (Channel 16; OLNEY, IL; Owner: BD. OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WEIU-TV (Channel 51; CHARLESTON, IL; Owner: EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W57AO (Channel 57; ROBINSON, IL; Owner: FULL GOS. BUS. MENS. FELLOW INTL.)
  • WNOI-LP (Channel 24; FLORA, IL; Owner: H & R COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEIL-LP (Channel 54; EFFINGHAM, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORP.)
Newton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Newton fatal accident list:

Jul 1, 2005 03:29 PM, Sr-33, Sr-130, Lat: 38.991010, Lon: -88.161000, 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
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 249ft / 76.1mTotal length
  • $1,215,000Total costs
  • 31,100Total average daily traffic
  • 5,361Total average daily truck traffic
  • 33,336Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Newton, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 11950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Newton, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Newton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Newton, IL)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

24 (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:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Newton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • AYERS BENJAMIN F, Po Box 23, Newton, IL 62448
    Certificate: 01-1957 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 11/13/2001, Expiration Date: 11/12/2002

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 17-30A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 142 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 28022 , Serial Number: 78-30881, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 05/03/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 10/10/2001
    Registrant (Individual): Benjamin F Ayers, Po Box 23, Newton, IL 62448
  • Aircraft: THORP T-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4588 , Serial Number: 671, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 12/03/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 03/26/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Eric J Smithenry, 4973 N 1500th St, Newton, IL 62448
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7092F , Serial Number: 28-7715194, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 11/02/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 11/14/2000
    Registrant (Partnership): Cory S Jackson, 14410 E 1325th Ave, Newton, IL 62448, Other Owners: Tony T Pitcher, John R Zumbahlen, Phil G Zumbahlen
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7566R , Serial Number: 28-22130, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 09/03/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 05/30/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Bruce W Hill, 8385 N 1150th St, Newton, IL 62448, Other Owners: Debra J Hill
  • Aircraft: CIRRUS DESIGN CORP SR22 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550-N (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 783JM , Serial Number: 4635, Year manufactured: 2018, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/2018, Certificate Issue Date: 07/02/2018
    Registrant (LLC): Time Machine LLC, 208 E Washington St, Newton, IL 62448

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 21
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
Fire incident types in Newton, IL

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Newton, IL
Most common first names in Newton, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John7878.7 years
Mary4883.3 years
William4576.3 years
Charles3875.6 years
George3378.7 years
James3079.1 years
Robert2671.8 years
Nellie2586.8 years
Anna2286.5 years
Harold2276.0 years
Most common last names in Newton, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brooks3081.2 years
Wilson2678.3 years
Jones2481.2 years
Kibler2381.7 years
Miller2078.0 years
Woods1977.6 years
Bergbower1984.2 years
Smith1881.8 years
Clark1784.1 years
Dhom1674.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Newton, IL
  • 92.7%Utility gas
  • 6.5%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Newton, IL
  • 58.8%Utility gas
  • 41.2%Electricity


Newton compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 5 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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