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Population in 2012: 15,108 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 

Males: 7,152  (47.3%)
Females: 7,956  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  41.6 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50208.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,215 (it was $40,345 in 2000)
Newton:

$41,215
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,712

Newton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $102,272 (it was $79,000 in 2000)
Newton:

$102,272
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $117,389; Detached houses: $117,536; Townhouses or other attached units: $111,451; In 2-unit structures: $114,807; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $130,687; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $117,591; Mobile homes: $86,075

Median gross rent in 2012: $608.

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  • White alone - 14,634 (96.1%)
  • Two or more races - 209 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 160 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 135 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 68 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.10%)
  • Other race alone - 13 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Newton: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.0%), Irish (13.7%), English (9.3%), Dutch (8.0%), Norwegian (5.8%), United States (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/26/1857

Elevation: 954 feet

Land area: 10.3 square miles.

Population density: 1,473 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Newton:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newton city:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

214 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Newton, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Newton to the number of sex offenders is 560 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,855 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,798 (1.8%)

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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 ).

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
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $182,500

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Latitude: 41.70 N, Longitude: 93.05 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +675 (+4.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 4,402 (65.1%)

Area code: 641

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Crime rates in Newton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2012
Murders 0000001011
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.06.60.06.76.6
Rapes 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0371231201
per 100,000 0.019.244.76.312.719.16.613.40.06.6
Assaults 121781071119161833
per 100,000 77.1108.751.163.144.470.1125.7106.8120.7217.3
Burglaries 104231932236674749770107
per 100,000 668.31477.5593.91406.9418.8471.6489.7647.5469.5704.5
Thefts 442502439347395390343329385393
per 100,000 2840.33210.72803.32189.32506.52485.72269.92196.12582.32587.4
Auto thefts 29231619161911241824
per 100,000 186.4147.1102.2119.9101.5121.172.8160.2120.7158.0
Arson 1002012205
per 100,000 6.40.00.012.60.06.413.213.40.032.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.2) 193.0274.3187.7212.6152.2163.8173.3173.4185.5226.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 28 (23 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.51
Iowa average:

1.72

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Newton, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +698 (+4.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Newton-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 203% 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.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jasper County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snow: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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.

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Newton:

  • NEWTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 204 N 4TH AVE E SUITE 134)
  • JASPER COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, 204 NORTH FOURTH AVENUE EAST)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES OF IOWA INC (Home Health Center, 115 NORTH 3RD AVENUE W)
  • PROGRESS NORTH (Hospital, 815 EAST 15TH STREET NORTH)
  • PROGRESS WEST (Hospital, 501 WEST 16TH STREET NORTH)
  • SKIFF MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, 204 NORTH 4TH AVENUE EAST)
  • CAREAGE OF NEWTON (Nursing Home, 2130 WEST 18TH STREET SOUTH)
  • HERITAGE MANOR (Nursing Home, 1743 SOUTH EIGHTH AVENUE EAST)
  • JASPER COUNTY CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, RR 4 BOX 68)
  • NELSON MANOR (Nursing Home, 1500 FIRST AVENUE EAST)
  • NEWTON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 200 SOUTH EIGHTH AVENUE EAST)
  • WESLEY PARK CENTRE (Nursing Home, 500 FIRST STREET NORTH)

Political contributions by individuals in Newton, IA

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Local government website: www.newton-iowa.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:

  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 29 miles; Ankeny, IA; Full-time enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 32 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • Iowa State University (about 39 miles; Ames, IA; FT enrollment: 24,738)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 57 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 3,272)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 63 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 64 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 74 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 9,715)

Public high schools in Newton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Newton:

Private elementary/middle school in Newton:

  • NEWTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 53; Location: 1710 N 11TH AVE E; Grades: KG - 8)
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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.

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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

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).

 
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:

CENTRAL IA WATER ASSN (NEWTON) (Population served: 24250, Purch_groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2000), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2000), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2000), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2001), St No addtl Formal Action needed (JAN-26-2001)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-14-2000), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-17-2000), St Public Notif requested (JUL-17-2000), St Public Notif received (AUG-16-2000), St Compliance achieved (JAN-26-2001), St No addtl Formal Action needed (JAN-26-2001)
ALBION WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: 1899 N 35TH AVE W , Population served: 592, 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)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
HOLLAND WATER SUPPLY (Address: 3801 SE BELTLINE RD , Population served: 250, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-24-1998), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-1998), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
FERGUSON WATER SUPPLY (Address: 1899 N 35TH AVE W , Population served: 126, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-01-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2004), St Public Notif received (NOV-09-2004), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-30-2004), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-06-2004), St Public Notif requested (OCT-06-2004), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAY-19-2005 to MAY-19-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
IRA WATER ASSOCIATION (Address: 1899 N 35TH AVE W , Population served: 70, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-04-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-1997)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In APR-1997, Contaminant: Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-1997), St Formal NOV issued (APR-21-1997), St Public Notif received (MAY-07-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-1997)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In FEB-1997, Contaminant: Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-1997), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-1997)
  • MCL, Single Sample - In JAN-1997, Contaminant: Nitrite. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-17-1997), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-17-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-19-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 4 regular monitoring violations

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

  • ARC SUNRISE TERRACE (Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • BARNES CITY WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 201, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.7%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 36.8% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Newton, IA

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

Newton compared to Iowa state average:

Newton, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.


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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Newton, Iowa:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 208 W 4th St N, Newton, IA 50208 , Phone: (641) 792-3333, Fax: (641) 792-7775
  • Quality Inn, 1700 W 19TH St S, Newton, IA 50208 , Phone: (641) 792-7722, Fax: (641) 792-1787
  • Days Inn-newton, 1605 W 19TH St S, Newton, IA 50208 , Phone: (641) 792-2330, Fax: (641) 792-1045
  • Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, 1405 W 19th St S, Newton, IA 50208 , Phone: (641) 792-8100, Fax: (641) 792-8116
  • Super 8, 1635 S 12th Ave W, Newton, IA 50208 , Phone: (641) 792-8868, Fax: (641) 792-8260
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 4401 S 22nd Ave E, Newton, IA 50208 , Phone: (641) 791-1160, Fax: (641) 791-1166
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 2000 W 18th Street S, Newton, IA 50208 , Phone: (641) 792-4200, Fax: (641) 792-0108
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Newton, Iowa

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Newton travel time to work - commute


Newton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Newton city (based on Jasper County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.03%
Here51.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Reformed Church in North AmericaReformed Church in America
Adherents18.7%14.7%9.0%7.7%6.7%
Congregations17.2%3.1%7.8%4.7%4.7%
NameUnited Church of ChristChristian and Missionary AlliancePresbyterian Church (USA)Evangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents6.2%5.9%5.5%5.3%20.3%
Congregations4.7%1.6%6.3%6.3%43.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Jasper County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

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

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Jasper County:

30.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.2%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,654$38,6160$0
Other Government Administration 2$13,238$79,4280$0
Judicial and Legal 1$6,660$79,9200$0
Police Protection - Officers 24$109,480$54,7400$0
Police - Other 6$16,828$33,6563$644
Firefighters 25$107,278$51,4930$0
Fire - Other 2$5,084$30,5040$0
Streets and Highways 16$66,034$49,5260$0
Hospitals 253$1,104,012$52,364146$375,670
Solid Waste Management 6$21,120$42,2400$0
Sewerage 10$42,160$50,5920$0
Parks and Recreation 8$31,956$47,9340$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$13,680$54,7200$0
Local Libraries 6$23,178$46,35610$9,272
Other and Unallocable 3$14,450$57,8000$0
Totals for Government 368$1,584,812$51,679159$385,586

Newton government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $974,000 ($64.47)
    Sewerage: $114,000 ($7.55)
    Air Transportation: $59,000 ($3.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $19,000 ($1.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($0.13)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $27,847,000 ($1843.20)
    Housing and Community Development: $7,361,000 ($487.23)
    Police Protection: $2,527,000 ($167.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,383,000 ($157.73)
    Sewerage: $1,936,000 ($128.14)
    Water Utilities: $1,761,000 ($116.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,332,000 ($88.17)
    General - Other: $1,294,000 ($85.65)
    Regular Highways: $1,024,000 ($67.78)
    Public Welfare - Other: $805,000 ($53.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $627,000 ($41.50)
    Libraries: $623,000 ($41.24)
    Financial Administration: $544,000 ($36.01)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $162,000 ($10.72)
    General Public Buildings: $113,000 ($7.48)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $102,000 ($6.75)
    Parking Facilities: $83,000 ($5.49)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $70,000 ($4.63)
    Air Transportation: $57,000 ($3.77)
    Central Staff Services: $55,000 ($3.64)
    Health - Other: $30,000 ($1.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $762,000 ($50.44)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $161,000 ($10.66)
    Libraries: $41,000 ($2.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($2.45)
    Sewerage: $24,000 ($1.59)
    General - Other: $24,000 ($1.59)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($0.99)
    Central Staff Services: $10,000 ($0.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($0.53)
    Parking Facilities: $4,000 ($0.26)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $2,000 ($0.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $18,333,000 ($1213.46)

Newton government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $27,847,000 ($1843.20)
    Sewerage: $2,201,000 ($145.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,645,000 ($108.88)
    All Other: $1,037,000 ($68.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $407,000 ($26.94)
    Parking Facilities: $78,000 ($5.16)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $66,000 ($4.37)
    Air Transportation: $27,000 ($1.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $129,000 ($8.54)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $53,000 ($3.51)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,042,000 ($68.97)
    Interest Earnings: $286,000 ($18.93)
    Rents: $110,000 ($7.28)
    Fines and Forfeits: $109,000 ($7.21)
    Special Assessments: $16,000 ($1.06)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($0.53)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,021,000 ($133.77)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,304,000 ($86.31)
    All Other: $19,000 ($1.26)
  • Tax - Property: $21,646,000 ($1432.75)
    Public Utilities Sales: $277,000 ($18.33)
    Other License: $225,000 ($14.89)
    Other Selective Sales: $196,000 ($12.97)

Newton government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,492,000 ($1819.70)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,168,000 ($1070.16)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,716,000 ($974.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,392,000 ($224.52)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $165,000 ($10.92)
    End of Fiscal Year: $116,000 ($7.68)

Newton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,830,000 ($650.65)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,215,000 ($874.70)

5.59% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
Iowa average:

6.30%

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:
from Polk County, IA  1.64% ($36,629 average AGI)
from Marion County, IA  0.34% ($37,128)
from Poweshiek County, IA  0.34% ($34,383)


6.54% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,725 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
Iowa average:

6.47%

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:
to Polk County, IA  2.07% ($37,709 average AGI)
to Marion County, IA  0.37% ($42,538)
to Poweshiek County, IA  0.28% ($35,769)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Newton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Newton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 89 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Newton, IA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (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: 48 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Newton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Newton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Businesses in Newton, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1New Balance2
Arby's1Nike1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks1
FedEx1Subway2
GameStop1Super 81
Goodwill1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS2
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
McDonald's2YMCA1

Newton on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of rapes to murders between 2001 and 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of libraries per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parking facilities per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #91 (50208) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Dutch first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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  • Benjamin P. Milne (6)
  • Chris P. Lickiss (4)
  • Lonnie Oscar Davies, Jr. (4)
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  • Sarah M. Layton (2)
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  • Roger E. Daniels (2)
  • Theodore Van Drimmelen (1)
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