Newton, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 19,117 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.2%
 
Males: 9,141  (47.8%)
Females: 9,976  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  36.8 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67117.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $41,772 (it was $38,236 in 2000)
Newton:

$41,772
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,794 (it was $18,529 in 2000)

Newton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $99,566 (it was $67,800 in 2000)
Newton:

$99,566
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $99,909; Detached houses: $103,708; Townhouses or other attached units: $100,437; In 2-unit structures: $122,411; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $80,859; Mobile homes: $29,754

Median gross rent in 2012: $698.

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  • White alone - 15,093 (78.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3,112 (16.2%)
  • Two or more races - 476 (2.5%)
  • Black alone - 337 (1.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 138 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 138 (0.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Newton: 84.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.9%), Irish (10.0%), United States (7.8%), English (7.2%), French (3.3%), Dutch (2.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1872

Elevation: 1448 feet

Land area: 9.58 square miles.

Population density: 1,995 people per square mile   (low).

Newton,KS real estate house value index trend

Newton, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Newton:

  • High school or higher: 89.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newton city:

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 51.6%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

1,330 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.9%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 48 registered sex offenders living in Newton, Kansas as of March 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Newton to the number of sex offenders is 400 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,487 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,359 (1.5%)

Newton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (24.6 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (364.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: North Newton, KS (1.4 miles ), Walton, KS (2.7 miles ), Hesston, KS (2.8 miles ), Halstead, KS (3.0 miles ), Sedgwick, KS (3.1 miles ), Elbing, KS (3.5 miles ), Whitewater, KS (3.5 miles ), Goessel, KS (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 1998: 48 buildings, average cost: $116,400
  • 1999: 64 buildings, average cost: $104,300
  • 2000: 52 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2001: 53 buildings, average cost: $114,600
  • 2002: 61 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2003: 70 buildings, average cost: $111,500
  • 2004: 66 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2005: 59 buildings, average cost: $119,000
  • 2006: 69 buildings, average cost: $140,200
  • 2007: 63 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2008: 37 buildings, average cost: $153,100
  • 2009: 26 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $170,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.04 N, Longitude: 97.35 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -173 (-0.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,635 (60.4%)

Area code: 316

Newton household income distribution Newton home values distribution

Crime rates in Newton by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1000001000
per 100,000 5.80.00.00.00.00.05.50.00.00.0
Rapes 998122110141597
per 100,000 51.850.144.365.9114.455.177.680.546.736.2
Robberies 52479814574
per 100,000 28.811.122.238.449.044.077.626.836.420.7
Assaults 40445666867067728897
per 100,000 230.3244.9310.1362.3468.5385.4371.2386.3457.0501.9
Burglaries 106109938611910111283102140
per 100,000 610.4606.8515.1472.1648.2556.0620.4445.4529.8724.3
Thefts 484552526546634558436329290505
per 100,000 2787.13073.02913.22997.53453.53072.02415.21765.31506.22612.8
Auto thefts 17182026371714182027
per 100,000 97.9100.2110.8142.7201.593.677.696.6103.9139.7
Arson 78938510552
per 100,000 40.344.549.816.543.627.555.426.826.010.3
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 283.0278.9278.7315.9419.3318.6332.5272.0257.5316.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Newton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 37 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.66
Kansas average:

2.68
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +382 (+2.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

Work and jobs in Newton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Newton, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Newton-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Newton city center killed one person and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 tornado 9.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newton-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 109.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 212.8 miles away from Newton center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 239.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 396.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from Newton center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harvey County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newton topographic map

Birthplace of: Emil Haury - Archaeologist, Jesse M. Unruh - Politician, Kimberly J. Mueller - Judge, Patrick Miller (soldier) - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Rachel deBenedet - Actor, Tom Adair - Songwriter, Tony Clark - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Arizona Diamondbacks, born: Jun 15, 1972), Travis Hughes - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Washington Nationals, born: May 25, 1978), Waldo Rudolph Wedel - Archaeologist, Dustin Richardson - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Newton:

  • AXTELL CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 209 E BROADWAY)
  • NEWTON MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 600 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW INC (1901 E FIRST STREET PO BOX 467)
  • NEWTON DIALYSIS CENTER (1223 WASHINGTON RD.)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - NEWTON (625 MEDICAL CENTER DR.)
  • CENTRAL HOMECARE AND HOSPICE INC (606 NORTH MAINE SUTE 202)
  • ASBURY PARK (200 SW 14TH)
  • KANSAS CHRISTIAN HOME (1035 SE 3RD ST)
  • NEWTON MEDICAL CENTER SNF (600 MEDICAL CENTER DR)
  • NEWTON PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (1200 E 7TH ST)

Airports located in Newton:

Amtrak station:

NEWTON (5TH & MAIN STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:

  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 21 miles; Wichita, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita State University (about 23 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Friends University (about 26 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Newman University (about 26 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 27 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Butler Community College (about 31 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 32 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)

Public high schools in Newton:

Private high school in Newton:

  • NEWTON CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 23; Location: 224 NW 60TH ST; Grades: 9 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Newton:

Private elementary/middle schools in Newton:

  • ST MARY CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 137; Location: 101 E 9TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NEWTON BIBLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 900 OLD MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW SPECIAL PURPOSE SCHOOL (Students: 26; Location: 1901 EAST 1ST ST; Grades: 4 - 11)
See full list of schools located in Newton, School District: NEWTON USD 373

Library in Newton:

  • NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $802,208; Location: 720 N OAK; 91,319 books; 3,025 audio materials; 3,503 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 304 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Hertler Regional Medical Center is actually spelled "Hertzler". Also, as of April 2004, it is no longer in existence. added by Ruth
  • Hertler Regional Medical Center is actually spelled \"Hertzler\". Also, as of April 2004, it is no longer in existence. added by Ruth

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Notable locations in Newton: Newton Amtrak Station (A), Newton Wastewater Plant (B), Newton Waterworks (C), Newton Country Club (D), Team Marketing Alliance Grain Elevator Number 29 (E), The Village Center (F), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop F (G), Newton Police Department (H), Harvey County Sheriff's Department (I), Harvey County Courthouse (J), Newton Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 2 (K), Newton Fire and Emergency Medical Services Station 1 (L), Harvey County Sheriff's Department Detention Center (M), Harvey County Health Department (N), Harvey County Historical Society (O), Newton Public Library (P), Kansas Sports Museum (Q), Newton City Hall (R), Newton Recreation Center (S), Newton Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Bureau (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Cedar Village Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Newton include: Community Church of God (A), First Baptist Church (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (C), Columbus Avenue Church of Christ (D), Trinity Heights United Methodist Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), First Mennonite Church (G), First Missionary Church (H), Grace Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Greenwood Cemetery (1), Saint Mary's Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Newton include: Themian Park (1), Washington Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Kauffman Museum (27 Main North) (1), Dial-A-Story (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Newton Public Librar) (2), Warkentin House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 211 East 1st Street) (3), Newton City - Historical Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 203 North Main Street) (4), Caregivers Of Kansas (1020 S Kansas Ave #122) (5), Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau (500 North Main Street Suite 101) (6), MTS Travel (Tours & Charters; 717 North Main Street) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Newton-Days Inn (105 Manchester Ave) (1), Best Value Inn (1620 East 2nd Street) (2), Super 8 Hotel (1620 East 2nd Street) (3), Best Western Red Coach Inns (1301 East 1st Street) (4), Newton Super 8 Motel (1620 E 2nd St) (5), Newell Ambest Truck Plaza (200 Manchester Avenue) (6), Best Western Red Coach Inn (1301 East 1st) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Harvey County - Court Services Probation (Court House) (1), Harvey County - District Court- Traffic Court Probate (Court House) (2), Kansas State - District Court Offices- Employment Security Division- Newton- Department Of Comm (116 East 6th Street) (3), Harvey County - District Court- Civil Domestic Small Claims (Court House) (4), Harvey County - District Court- Juvenile Marriage Licenses (Court House) (5), Harvey County - District Court- Casa (Court House) (6), Harvey County - District Court- Clerk Of The District Court (Court House) (7), Harvey County - District Court- Criminal (Court House) (8), Newton City - Municipal Court- City Attorney (201 East 6th Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 123. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

123
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.248. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.248
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.86. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.86
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.38
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.4%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.9% for Black residents, 17.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 27.4% for American Indian residents, 13.3% for other race residents, 28.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Newton in 2010:

  • 215 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 102 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 84 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Newton in 2000:

  • 320 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 74 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 37 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in other group homes
  • 4 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Newton, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Newton compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.

Banks with branches in Newton (2011 data):

  • The Midland National Bank of Newton: Washington Road Branch, Presbyterian Manor Branch, West Fifth Street Branch, The Midland National Bank Of Newton. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $132.2 mil, Deposits: $116.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Midland Financial Corporation
  • First Bank of Newton: Newton Branch, First Bank Of Newton, First Bank - Dillons Branch Bank. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $154.4 mil, Deposits: $142.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Newton Bankshares, Inc.
  • The Citizens State Bank: - Newton Bra at 2315 South Kansas Avenue, branch established on 2006/12/15; Wal-Mart Supercenter Branch at 1701 South Kansas Avenue, branch established on 2005/02/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $243.9 mil, Deposits: $207.1 mil, headquarters in Moundridge, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Goering Management Company, Llc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Newton Auto Branch at 1225 Main Street, branch established on 1974/05/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Bank of the West: Newton at 100 West Twelfth, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Central National Bank: Newton Branch at 626 North Main, branch established on 1991/10/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $889.7 mil, Deposits: $775.7 mil, headquarters in Junction City, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Central Of Kansas, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Newton, Kansas:

  • Best Western Red Coach Inn, 1301 E First St, Newton, KS 67114 , Phone: (316) 283-9120
  • Days Inn Newton, 105 Manchester, Newton, KS 67114 , Phone: (316) 283-3330
  • Econo Lodge, 1620 E 2ND St, Newton, KS 67114 , Phone: (316) 283-7611, Fax: (316) 283-1140
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites, 1430 E Broadway Ct, Newton, KS 67114 , Phone: (316) 804-7040, Fax: (316) 804-7074
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Newton, Kansas

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 (75%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.86%
Here: 60.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameMennonite Church USAUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of the NazareneAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents22.9%17.7%15.4%6.0%5.1%
Congregations17.2%14.1%4.7%3.1%3.1%
Name Mennonite Church of God in ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents3.5%3.4%2.7%2.5%20.7%
Congregations4.7%4.7%4.7%1.6%42.2%
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
Harvey County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Harvey County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Harvey County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Harvey County:

27.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$30,858$46,2870$0
Other Government Administration 17$100,017$70,6006$3,398
Judicial and Legal 9$47,160$62,8802$2,608
Police Protection - Officers 33$170,535$62,0130$0
Police - Other 4$17,364$52,0926$4,204
Firefighters 49$220,674$54,0430$0
Fire - Other 1$3,337$40,0440$0
Streets and Highways 20$68,979$41,3870$0
Airports 5$19,922$47,8130$0
Solid Waste Management 11$38,234$41,7100$0
Parks and Recreation 12$46,352$46,3522$2,063
Water Supply 19$71,814$45,3560$0
Other and Unallocable 3$11,419$45,6760$0
Totals for Government 191$846,665$53,19416$12,273

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

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $3,053,000 ($159.70)
    Police Protection: $2,391,000 ($125.07)
    Water Utilities: $2,136,000 ($111.73)
    Sewerage: $1,506,000 ($78.78)
    Regular Highways: $1,453,000 ($76.01)
    Air Transportation: $1,275,000 ($66.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,194,000 ($62.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,035,000 ($54.14)
    General - Other: $931,000 ($48.70)
    Central Staff Services: $779,000 ($40.75)
    Libraries: $569,000 ($29.76)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $275,000 ($14.39)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,619,000 ($84.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $491,000 ($25.68)
    Sewerage: $202,000 ($10.57)
    Water Utilities: $90,000 ($4.71)
    Air Transportation: $67,000 ($3.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($0.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,269,000 ($380.24)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $318,000 ($16.63)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,068,000 ($160.49)
    All Other: $1,733,000 ($90.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,467,000 ($76.74)
    Air Transportation: $1,006,000 ($52.62)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $76,000 ($3.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $50,000 ($2.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,346,000 ($70.41)
    Interest Earnings: $1,110,000 ($58.06)
    Special Assessments: $577,000 ($30.18)
    Fines and Forfeits: $506,000 ($26.47)
    Rents: $469,000 ($24.53)
    Sale of Property: $165,000 ($8.63)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,688,000 ($140.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $559,000 ($29.24)
    General Local Government Support: $485,000 ($25.37)
  • Tax - Property: $5,521,000 ($288.80)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,643,000 ($85.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,128,000 ($59.01)
    Other License: $178,000 ($9.31)
    Other Selective Sales: $110,000 ($5.75)
    NEC: $1,000 ($0.05)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,715,000 ($1135.90)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,828,000 ($1037.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $12,053,000 ($630.49)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $11,049,000 ($577.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,887,000 ($98.71)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,004,000 ($52.52)

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

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,813,000 ($199.46)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,820,000 ($409.06)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,133,000 ($739.29)

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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 Sedgwick County, KS  1.74% ($36,327 average AGI)
from Reno County, KS  0.38% ($43,020)
from Marion County, KS  0.33% ($31,628)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,570 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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:
to Sedgwick County, KS  2.06% ($33,578 average AGI)
to Reno County, KS  0.48% ($26,365)
to McPherson County, KS  0.30% ($23,513)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newton:

  • KJRG (950 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, KS)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KNSS (1240 AM; 1 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newton:

  • KMXW (92.3 FM; NEWTON, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCFN (91.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KFDI-FM (101.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBCU (88.1 FM; NORTH NEWTON, KS; Owner: BETHEL COLLEGE)
  • KZSN (102.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICT-FM (95.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRBB (97.9 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFBZ (105.3 FM; HAYSVILLE, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEYN-FM (103.7 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KKRD (107.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KMUW (89.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KRZZ-FM (96.3 FM; DERBY, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTLI (99.1 FM; EL DORADO, KS; Owner: ADONAI RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KFXJ (104.5 FM; AUGUSTA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXKU (106.1 FM; LYONS, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA B/CING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Newton:

  • KSCC (Channel 36; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KSNW (Channel 3; WICHITA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWCV (Channel 33; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WLBB BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KSAS-TV (Channel 24; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAKE-TV (Channel 10; WICHITA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)
  • KCTU-LP (Channel 55; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSMI-LP (Channel 51; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTQW-LP (Channel 53; WICHITA, KS; Owner: KNOWLEDGE L.C.)
  • KFVT-LP (Channel 40; WICHITA, KS; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K59DA (Channel 59; WICHITA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K15DD (Channel 15; WICHITA, KS; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Newton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 50
Total length: 398 meters (1,306ft)
Total costs: $8,889,000
Total average daily traffic: 308,665
Total average daily truck traffic: 45,080

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 8
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 12
  • 1980-1989: 6
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 15
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Newton, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Newton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 86 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Newton, KS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 103 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Newton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Newton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 44 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED34$96,13653$78,607116$93,94326$36,6361$225,70031$57,6651$36,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$31,3103$81,1835$132,1821$15,0300$00$01$42,190
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$115,5888$69,30523$94,41012$11,8281$176,4003$34,3771$89,670
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$88,5731$171,76025$96,8853$15,3600$01$31,7000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$70,8000$03$90,3770$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.00 , 0302.00, 0303.00, 0304.00, 0306.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$106,7658$117,8391$41,020
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$234,8602$108,6650$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$79,2600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0301.00 , 0302.00, 0303.00, 0304.00, 0306.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 164
  • Hazardous Condition: 49
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 4

Incident types - Newton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Newton, KS
Most common first names in Newton, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14879.8 years
Mary13882.6 years
William10178.9 years
Helen8383.0 years
Anna8185.4 years
Ruth7583.6 years
James6971.3 years
Henry6981.7 years
Charles6577.2 years
Robert6374.8 years
Most common last names in Newton, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schmidt10479.2 years
Smith7575.9 years
Unruh6782.7 years
Miller6374.9 years
Regier4882.4 years
Schroeder3781.2 years
Brown3381.3 years
Davis3281.6 years
Voth3179.4 years
Jones3182.1 years
Businesses in Newton, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kroger3
Applebee's1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture2
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western1Long John Silver's1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Chevrolet1McDonald's2
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Cricket Wireless1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rue211
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In2
DressBarn1Sears1
Dressbarn1Subway2
Econo Lodge1T-Mobile2
Famous Footwear1Taco Bell1
FedEx2U-Haul3
Ford1UPS4
GameStop1Walgreens1
H&R Block1Walmart1
Jones New York1Wendy's1
KFC1

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  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children"
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  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 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 (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2005 to 2006 (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 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+)"
  • #45 (67117) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2004 (pop 1,000+)"
  • #47 (67117) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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