|Median resident age:||41.9 years|
|Illinois median age:||39.6 years|
Zip codes: 62448.
Newton city income, earnings, and wages data
Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,344 (it was $56,500 in 2000)
Median gross rent in 2012: $503.
- White alone - 2,779 (97.5%)
- Hispanic - 34 (1.2%)
- Two or more races - 24 (0.8%)
- Asian alone - 6 (0.2%)
- Black alone - 3 (0.1%)
- American Indian alone - 1 (0.04%)
- Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.04%)
- Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)
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Ancestries: German (32.3%), United States (11.7%), English (11.6%), Irish (8.8%), French (3.7%), Scottish (2.3%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 09/09/1885
Elevation: 535 feet
Land area: 1.86 square miles.
Population density: 1,511 people per square mile(low).
For population 25 years and over in Newton:
- High school or higher: 91.2%
- Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
- Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
- Unemployed: 4.7%
- Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Newton city:
- Never married: 27.7%
- Now married: 53.0%
- Separated: 1.4%
- Widowed: 5.8%
- Divorced: 12.2%
15 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Newton, Illinois as of February 27, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Newton to the number of sex offenders is 564 to 1.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,264 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $936 (1.3%)
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
|Crime rates in Newton by Year|
|City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1)||412.7||361.4||448.3||453.2||458.5||350.3||509.5||478.1||489.9||369.6||298.5||385.2||218.2|
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Crime rate in Newton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
|Officers per 1,000 residents here:||2.45|
Unemployment by year (%)
Historical housing units
Population change in the 1990s: -158 (-4.9%).
- Manufacturing (31%)
- Retail trade (16%)
- Educational services (10%)
- Construction (9%)
- Other services, except public administration (8%)
- Utilities (5%)
- Wholesale trade (4%)
- Health care and social assistance (30%)
- Retail trade (23%)
- Educational services (11%)
- Manufacturing (6%)
- Finance and insurance (6%)
- Accommodation and food services (6%)
- Public administration (5%)
- Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
- Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
- Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
- Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
- Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
- Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
- Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
- Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
- Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
- Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
- Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
- Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
- Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
- Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
Average climate in Newton, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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 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 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 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, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals and medical centers in Newton:
Airports and heliports located in Newton:
- Jasper County Flying Club Airport (Runways: 1, Itinerant Ops: 200, Local Ops: 200)
- Jasper County Safety Council Heliport
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:
- Newton Comm High School (Location: 201 W End Ave; Grades: PK-12)
Public elementary/middle schools in Newton:
Private elementary/middle school in Newton:
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.
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
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.0. This is about average.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.4 miles away from the city center.
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)
(12.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
|This city:||2.3 people|
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
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
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:
- Median house value significantly below state average.
- Unemployed percentage 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.
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.
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Newton, Illinois:
- River Park Motel, 10024 N State Hwy 130, Newton, IL 62448 , Phone: (618) 783-2327
- Cobblestone Hotel And Suites, 100 Gregory Dr, Newton, IL 62448 , Phone: (618) 783-5550, Fax: (618) 783-5551
Educational Attainment (%) in 2012
School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
- Utility gas (89%)
- Electricity (10%)
- Other fuel (1%)
Presidential Elections Results
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Newton city (based on Jasper County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.73%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
|Name||Catholic Church||Christian Churches and Churches of Christ||United Methodist Church||Southern Baptist Convention||American Baptist Churches in the USA|
|Name||Churches of Christ||Lutheran Church||Presbyterian Church (USA)||Cumberland Presbyterian Church||Other|
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
|Jasper County:||1.03 / 10,000 pop.|
|Illinois:||2.24 / 10,000 pop.|
|Jasper County:||1.03 / 10,000 pop.|
|Illinois:||0.75 / 10,000 pop.|
|Jasper County:||4.13 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||2.61 / 10,000 pop.|
|Here:||4.13 / 10,000 pop.|
|State:||6.86 / 10,000 pop.|
|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|
|Other Government Administration||3||$8,927||$35,708||2||$1,295|
|Police Protection - Officers||7||$26,601||$45,602||2||$361|
|Police - Other||1||$2,936||$35,232||0||$0|
|Streets and Highways||3||$9,106||$36,424||0||$0|
|Parks and Recreation||2||$6,458||$38,748||0||$0|
|Other and Unallocable||0||$0||1||$306|
|Totals for Government||28||$91,752||$39,322||5||$1,962|
Newton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):
- Construction - General: $664,000 ($235.88)
Regular Highways: $68,000 ($24.16)
- Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,738,000 ($617.41)
Regular Highways: $447,000 ($158.79)
Water Utilities: $376,000 ($133.57)
Police Protection: $357,000 ($126.82)
General - Other: $200,000 ($71.05)
Sewerage: $180,000 ($63.94)
Financial Administration: $144,000 ($51.15)
Parks & Recreation: $142,000 ($50.44)
Housing & Community Development: $72,000 ($25.58)
Libraries: $71,000 ($25.22)
- General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
- Total Salaries & Wages: $1,011,000 ($359.15)
Newton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):
- Charges - Sewerage: $310,000 ($110.12)
Parks & Recreation: $21,000 ($7.46)
- Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $572,000 ($203.20)
Housing & Community Development: $72,000 ($25.58)
- Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $187,000 ($66.43)
General Revenue, NEC: $154,000 ($54.71)
- Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,007,000 ($712.97)
Water Utilities: $512,000 ($181.88)
- State Intergovernmental - General Support: $769,000 ($273.18)
Highways: $162,000 ($57.55)
All Other: $30,000 ($10.66)
- Tax - Property: $340,000 ($120.78)
Public Utilities: $86,000 ($30.55)
NEC: $15,000 ($5.33)
Newton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):
- Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,353,000 ($1546.36)
4.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,661 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
|from Effingham County, IL||0.77% ($25,032 average AGI)|
|from Richland County, IL||0.60% ($26,167)|
|from Crawford County, IL||0.42% ($19,706)|
4.05% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,871 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
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.)
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)
- Fatal accident count: 3
- Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 5
- Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
- Fatalities: 3
- Persons involved in fatal accidents: 8
- Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
- Fatal accident count: 118
- Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
- Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
- Fatalities: 127
- Persons involved in fatal accidents: 313
- Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20
Newton fatal accident list:
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
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 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:
- Fire: 21
- Hazardous Condition: 3
Incident types - Newton
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Newton on our top lists:
- #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
- #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
- #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Utilities"
- #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers"
- #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of assaults in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data"
- #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Printing and related support activities"
- #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
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