Newton, Iowa

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Population in 2019: 15,182 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -2.5%
 
Males: 7,597  (50.0%)
Females: 7,585  (50.0%)
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 50208.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,417 (it was $40,345 in 2000)
Newton:

$49,417
IA:

$61,691

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,996 (it was $20,552 in 2000)

Newton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $122,777 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Newton:

$122,777
IA:

$158,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $148,157; detached houses: $148,185; townhouses or other attached units: $193,788; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,509; mobile homes: $45,218

Median gross rent in 2019: $753.

March 2019 cost of living index in Newton: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.2%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.5% for Black residents, 16.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.0% for American Indian residents, 67.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Newton, IA (2019)
    • 13,88990.6%White alone
    • 4983.2%Black alone
    • 4492.9%Hispanic
    • 2311.5%Two or more races
    • 820.5%Asian alone
    • 270.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 38 registered sex offenders living in Newton, Iowa as of October 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Newton is 401 to 1.


Crime rates in Newton by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
16
(106.2)
10
(66.2)
7
(46.3)
10
(66.2)
9
(60.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(19.1)
1
(6.6)
2
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.6)
1
(6.6)
5
(33.1)
4
(26.4)
5
(33.1)
2
(13.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(70.1)
19
(125.7)
16
(106.8)
18
(120.7)
33
(217.3)
24
(159.3)
40
(264.7)
43
(284.2)
39
(258.2)
60
(400.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
74
(471.6)
74
(489.7)
97
(647.5)
70
(469.5)
107
(704.5)
76
(504.5)
133
(880.2)
84
(555.3)
102
(675.4)
146
(973.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
390
(2,486)
343
(2,270)
329
(2,196)
385
(2,582)
393
(2,587)
409
(2,715)
428
(2,832)
317
(2,095)
335
(2,218)
335
(2,233)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(121.1)
11
(72.8)
24
(160.2)
18
(120.7)
24
(158.0)
18
(119.5)
22
(145.6)
33
(218.1)
24
(158.9)
18
(120.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(6.4)
2
(13.2)
2
(13.4)
0
(0.0)
5
(32.9)
4
(26.6)
4
(26.5)
1
(6.6)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index161.9171.3171.4183.4224.0272.3302.4241.9263.3299.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Newton, IA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 28 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Iowa average:

1.70
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Ancestries: German (21.7%), Irish (13.6%), American (12.8%), Dutch (7.8%), English (4.7%), African (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/26/1857

Elevation: 954 feet

Land area: 10.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,480 people per square mile   (low).

Newton, Iowa map

433 residents are foreign born (1.1% Latin America, 0.7% Africa, 0.4% Asia).

This city:

2.8%
Iowa:

5.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,291 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,485 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (30.6 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (156.7 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (277.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Lambs Grove, IA (1.3 miles ),
Kellogg, IA (2.7 miles ),
Reasnor, IA (2.9 miles),
Baxter, IA (3.2 miles ),
Colfax, IA (3.2 miles ),
Oakland Acres, IA (3.4 miles),
Prairie City, IA (3.5 miles ),
Monroe, IA (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 41.70 N, Longitude: 93.05 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +73 (+0.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,335 (61.2%)

Area code: 641

Distribution of median household income in Newton, IA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Newton, IA in 2019
Newton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 34 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $123,400
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2001: 25 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2002: 32 buildings, average cost: $138,400
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2006: 20 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $169,700
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $236,600
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $540,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $182,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $224,300
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $261,300
  • 2016: 7 buildings, average cost: $244,400
  • 2017: 11 buildings, average cost: $227,800
  • 2018: 19 buildings, average cost: $246,900
  • 2019: 17 buildings, average cost: $200,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Newton, IA residents
Average permit cost in Newton, IA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

3.1%
Historical population in Newton, IA
Historical housing units in Newton, IA

Population change in the 1990s: +698 (+4.7%).
Most common industries in Newton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (21.8%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Educational services (6.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.2%)
  • Construction (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (29.5%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Health care (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (13.7%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (6.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
Most common occupations in Newton, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)

Average climate in Newton, Iowa

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Tornado activity:

Newton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/28/1986, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.5 miles away from the Newton city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1974, a category F4 tornado 27.9 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Iowa state average. It is 192% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 420.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 353.5 miles away from Newton center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 353.5 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 337.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 215.2 miles away from Newton center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 471.4 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 (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newton topographic map

Main business address for: IOWA TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INC (TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (NO RADIO TELEPHONE)), MAYTAG CORP (HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES).

Hospitals in Newton:

  • PROGRESS NORTH (815 EAST 15TH STREET NORTH)
  • PROGRESS WEST (501 WEST 16TH STREET NORTH)
  • SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, 204 NORTH 4TH AVENUE EAST)

Nursing Homes in Newton:

  • CAREAGE OF NEWTON (2130 WEST 18TH STREET SOUTH)
  • HERITAGE MANOR (1743 SOUTH EIGHTH AVENUE EAST)
  • JASPER COUNTY CARE FACILITY (RR 4 BOX 68)
  • NELSON MANOR (1500 FIRST AVENUE EAST)
  • NEWTON HEALTH CARE CENTER (200 SOUTH EIGHTH AVENUE EAST)
  • WESLEY PARK CENTRE (500 FIRST STREET NORTH)

Dialysis Facilities in Newton:

  • NEWTON DIALYSIS (204 N 4TH AVE E SUITE 134)

Home Health Centers in Newton:

  • JASPER COUNTY PHNS (204 NORTH FOURTH AVENUE EAST)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA INC (115 NORTH 3RD AVENUE W)

Airports and heliports located in Newton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:

  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 30 miles; Ankeny, IA; Full-time enrollment: 15,337)
  • Drake University (about 33 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Iowa State University (about 39 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 28,662)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 57 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 63 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 7,160)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 64 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,816)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 74 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)

Public high schools in Newton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Newton:

Private elementary/middle school in Newton:

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Library in Newton:

  • NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $806,053; Location: 100 N 3RD AVE W; 75,218 books; 4,654 audio materials; 2,998 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 148 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of Jake Holmes, prominant leader of GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Born February 18th, 1983.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Newton: Newton Country Club (A), Rolling Acres Family Campground (B), Newton (C), Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens (D), Jasper County Courthouse (E), Jasper County Sheriffs Office (F), Jasper County Historical Museum (G), International Wrestling Institute and Museum (H), Newton Library (I), Newton Fire Department (J), Newton Police Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Newton Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Newton include: IOWA TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES INC (A), MAYTAG CORP (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Newton include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), First United Methodist Church (B), First Presbyterian Church (C), Newton Church of God (D), Church of Christ (E), The Way (F), Immanuel Baptist Church (G), Our Savior Lutheran Church (H), Christian Reformed Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Union Cemetery (1), Memorial Park Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Newton include: Agnes Patterson Memorial Park (1), Hillcrest Park (2), Thirty Acre Park (3), Aurora Park (4), Callison Park (5), Lincoln Park (6), Denniston Knolls Park (7), Sunset Park (8), Woodland Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: International Wrestling Institute & Museum (1690 West 19th Street South), Jasper County Historical Society (Museums; 1700 South 15th Avenue West), Newton Arboretum & Botanical Garden (Botanical Gardens; 3000 North 4th Avenue East), Diamondjake Ballooning (5025 East 36th Street South).

Hotels: Days Inn Motel (1605 West 19th Street South), Super 8 Newton IA (1635 South 12th Avenue West), Ramada Inn (1405 West 19th Street South), Mid-Iowa Motel (1803 1st Avenue East), Newton Inn Hotel & Banquet (I 80 & Highway 14), Radisson Inn-Newton (208 West 4th Street North), Best Western Newton Inn (I-80 At Highway 14), Super 8 Motel (1635 South 12th Avenue West), Christian Conference Center (5064 Lincoln Street).

Court: Jasper County - Civil Division- Newton- Courts- Clerk Of Court Courth (101 1st Street North).

Birthplace of: Charles Murray (author) - Libertarian, Sharon Needles - Drag performer, Frederick Louis Maytag I - Businessman, Matt Chatham - 2005 NFL player (New England Patriots, born: Jun 28, 1977), August Flamme - Politician, Chuck Larson - Politician, Frederick Louis Maytag III - Businessman, Mike Spegal - Poker player, Robert T. Anderson - Former teacher, Sara Haines - Television reporter.

Jasper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Newton and their reported violations in the past:

ALBION WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: 1899 N 35TH AVE W , Population served: 505, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (NOV-17-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2005), St Compliance achieved (MAY-24-2006)
EWING TRACE MHC (Address: 1899 N 35TH AVE W , Population served: 455, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and AUG-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and AUG-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-07-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-21-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2007)
CENTRAL IA WATER ASSN (VERNON TOWNSHIP) (Address: 1351 IOWA SPEEDWAY DR , Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-19-2011), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-19-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-17-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-30-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2009), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-29-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-13-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2006), St Public Notif requested (2 times from NOV-22-2006 to NOV-22-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-16-2006), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-16-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-19-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and AUG-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and AUG-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-24-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-16-2012)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2009 and AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2009), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-22-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-01-2010)
  • Notification, State - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Fecal Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-03-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-21-2008)
  • 8 minor monitoring violations

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

  • CENTRAL IA WATER ASSN (WAVERLY) (Address: 3801 IOWA SPEEDWAY DR , Population served: 34,913, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • CENTRAL IA WATER ASSN (WAVERLY) (Address: 3801 IOWA SPEEDWAY DR , Population served: 34,913, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • CENTRAL IA WATER ASSN (WAVERLY) (Address: 3801 IOWA SPEEDWAY DR , Population served: 34,913, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • CENTRAL IA WATER ASSN (WAVERLY) (Address: 3801 IOWA SPEEDWAY DR , Population served: 34,913, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • CENTRAL IA WATER ASSN (WAVERLY) (Address: 3801 IOWA SPEEDWAY DR , Population served: 34,913, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • CENTRAL IA WATER ASSN (WAVERLY) (Address: 3801 IOWA SPEEDWAY DR , Population served: 34,913, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • CENTRAL IA WATER ASSN (WAVERLY) (Address: 3801 IOWA SPEEDWAY DR , Population served: 34,913, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • CENTRAL IA WATER ASSN (WAVERLY) (Address: 3801 IOWA SPEEDWAY DR , Population served: 34,913, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater under infl of surface water)
  • HOLLAND WATER SUPPLY (Address: 3801 IOWA SPEEDWAY DR , Population served: 282, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • IRA WATER ASSOCIATION (Address: 1899 N 35TH AVE W , Population served: 62, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.7%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Newton in 2010:

  • 255 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 66 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Newton in 2000:

  • 331 people in nursing homes
  • 40 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Newton (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Newton Hy-Vee Branch at 1501 1st Avenue East, branch established on 1963/06/17; Newton Branch at 112 West 2nd Street South, branch established on 1869/08/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • First Newton National Bank: at 100 North 2nd Avenue West, branch established on 1932/03/28; Colonial Plaza Branch at 1819 First Avenue, East, branch established on 1973/06/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $78.2 mil, Deposits: $70.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: United Iowa Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank Iowa: Newton Branch at 215 West 2nd Street North, branch established on 2002/03/18. Info updated 2011/08/05: Bank assets: $1,089.9 mil, Deposits: $913.9 mil, headquarters in West Des Moines, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Iowa Corporation
  • Great Western Bank: Newton Branch at 511 1st Avenue East, branch established on 1936/09/21. Info updated 2010/06/08: Bank assets: $8,458.0 mil, Deposits: $6,362.5 mil, headquarters in Watertown, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: National Australia Bank Limited
  • Great Southern Bank: 1907 First Avenue East Branch at 1907 First Avenue East, branch established on 1913/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $3,788.7 mil, Deposits: $2,986.3 mil, headquarters in Reeds Spring, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 109 total offices, Holding Company: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Community Bank: Newton Branch at 2506 1st Avenue E, branch established on 2007/06/01. Info updated 2007/10/30: Bank assets: $159.1 mil, Deposits: $127.9 mil, headquarters in Indianola, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bancshares Corp.

For population 15 years and over in Newton:

Marital status in Newton, IA
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

For population 25 years and over in Newton:

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Iowa average:

10.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Newton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,91630
Evangelical Protestant5,17329
Catholic2,4312
Other6073
None20,715-
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: 7
This county:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Jasper County:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Jasper County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Jasper County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Jasper County:

8.7%
State:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.0%
Iowa:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.7%
Iowa:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.2%
Iowa:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Newton:

10.7%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Newton:

33.9%
State:

33.8%

General health condition:
Newton:

55.4%
State:

55.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Newton:

76.7%
Iowa:

77.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Newton, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 24$139,984$69,99212$1,482
Police Protection - Officers 23$149,012$77,7450$0
Water Supply 15$78,146$62,5170$0
Streets and Highways 11$56,744$61,9030$0
Other Government Administration 10$26,784$32,1410$0
Parks and Recreation 8$38,216$57,3240$0
Sewerage 7$39,950$68,4860$0
Local Libraries 6$35,888$71,7769$12,732
Other and Unallocable 5$27,698$66,4751$104
Police - Other 5$21,412$51,3890$0
Solid Waste Management 4$20,070$60,2100$0
Fire - Other 2$9,532$57,1920$0
Financial Administration 2$10,978$65,8680$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,711$44,5320$0
Totals for Government 123$658,125$64,20722$14,318

Newton government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $333,000 ($21.93)
  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $3,471,000 ($228.63)
    Police Protection: $3,302,000 ($217.49)
    Water Utilities: $3,001,000 ($197.67)
    General - Other: $2,913,000 ($191.87)
    Sewerage: $2,168,000 ($142.80)
    Regular Highways: $1,927,000 ($126.93)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,730,000 ($113.95)
    Libraries: $1,114,000 ($73.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $821,000 ($54.08)
    Financial Administration: $556,000 ($36.62)
    Central Staff Services: $540,000 ($35.57)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $186,000 ($12.25)
    General Public Buildings: $128,000 ($8.43)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $123,000 ($8.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $107,000 ($7.05)
    Air Transportation: $81,000 ($5.34)
    Health - Other: $36,000 ($2.37)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $613,000 ($40.38)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $154,000 ($10.14)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,497,000 ($559.68)

Newton government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,744,000 ($180.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,646,000 ($174.29)
    Other: $1,082,000 ($71.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $380,000 ($25.03)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $94,000 ($6.19)
    Air Transportation: $12,000 ($0.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $397,000 ($26.15)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $193,000 ($12.71)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,167,000 ($76.87)
    Sale of Property: $206,000 ($13.57)
    Interest Earnings: $202,000 ($13.31)
    Rents: $100,000 ($6.59)
    Fines and Forfeits: $55,000 ($3.62)
    Special Assessments: $15,000 ($0.99)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,430,000 ($225.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,946,000 ($128.18)
    General Local Government Support: $310,000 ($20.42)
    Other: $42,000 ($2.77)
  • Tax - Property: $9,431,000 ($621.20)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,374,000 ($90.50)
    Other Selective Sales: $327,000 ($21.54)
    Other License: $316,000 ($20.81)
    Public Utilities Sales: $174,000 ($11.46)

Newton government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,685,000 ($1889.41)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,663,000 ($1558.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,160,000 ($537.48)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,138,000 ($206.69)

Newton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,536,000 ($298.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,306,000 ($1403.37)

6.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($42,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
Iowa average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Polk County, IA  2.06% ($45,254 average AGI)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.63% ($44,742)
from Marion County, IA  0.37% ($40,327)


6.21% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,734 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Iowa average:

6.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Polk County, IA  1.98% ($54,257 average AGI)
to Marion County, IA  0.46% ($58,123)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.44% ($44,548)
Businesses in Newton, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1McDonald's2
Arby's1New Balance2
Burger King1Nike1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Goodwill1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
KFC1UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Newton:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCOB (1280 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBGG (1700 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXNO (1460 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KRNT (1350 AM; 5 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCNZ (1250 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATION COMPANY, L.C.)
  • KDNZ (1650 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR FALLS, IA; Owner: FIFE COMMUNICATIONS CO., LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newton:

  • KCOB-FM (95.9 FM; NEWTON, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAZR (103.3 FM; PELLA, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KKDM (107.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KGGO (94.9 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOI-FM (90.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCI & TECH)
  • KSTZ (102.5 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KIOA (93.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXIA (101.1 FM; MARSHALLTOWN, IA; Owner: MARSHALLTOWN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRTI (106.7 FM; GRINNELL, IA; Owner: CENTRAL IOWA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDFR (91.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KRLS (92.1 FM; KNOXVILLE, IA; Owner: M AND H BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Newton:

  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KFPX (Channel 39; NEWTON, IA; Owner: PAXSON DES MOINES LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBXF-CA (Channel 4; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • KRPG-LP (Channel 43; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Newton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 65Number of bridges
  • 495ft / 151mTotal length
  • 374,415Total average daily traffic
  • 110,144Total average daily truck traffic
  • 181,665Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
New bridges in Newton, IA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 71930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 271960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Newton, IA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Newton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 148 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Newton, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Newton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Newton)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 37. The highest number of fire incidents - 84 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Newton, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (40.4%), and Structure Fires (33.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Newton, IA
    • 25740.4%Outside Fires
    • 21233.3%Structure Fires
    • 10917.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 589.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Newton, IA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Newton, Iowa:

  • Best Western, 208 W 4th St N, Newton, Iowa 50208 , Phone: (641) 792-3333, Fax: (641) 792-7775
  • Quality Inn, 1700 W 19TH St S, Newton, Iowa 50208 , Phone: (641) 792-7722, Fax: (641) 792-1787
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 1405 W 19th St S, Newton, Iowa 50208 , Phone: (641) 792-8100, Fax: (641) 792-8116
  • Super 8, 1635 S 12th Ave W, Newton, Iowa 50208 , Phone: (641) 792-8868, Fax: (641) 275-9084
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 4401 S 22nd Ave E, Newton, Iowa 50208 , Phone: (641) 791-1160, Fax: (641) 791-1166
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2000 W 18th Street S, Newton, Iowa 50208 , Phone: (641) 792-4200, Fax: (641) 792-0108
  • boulders inn and suites by cobblestone hotels newton, 4222 S 22nd St, Newton, Iowa 50208 , Phone: (888) 692-8262
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Newton, Iowa
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Newton, IA
  • 82.7%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Newton, IA
  • 51.7%Utility gas
  • 47.4%Electricity
  • 0.9%No fuel used


Newton compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Newton on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
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