Newton, Massachusetts

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Population in 2017: 88,994 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 
Males: 40,358  (45.3%)
Females: 48,636  (54.7%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02458, 02459, 02460, 02461, 02462, 02464, 02465, 02466, 02468.

Newton Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $144,403 (it was $86,052 in 2000)
Newton:

$144,403
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $69,317 (it was $45,708 in 2000)

Newton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $930,400 (it was $416,600 in 2000)
Newton:

$930,400
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: over $1,000,000; detached houses: over $1,000,000; townhouses or other attached units: $912,238; in 2-unit structures: $650,362; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $671,453; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $790,899

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,754.

March 2019 cost of living index in Newton: 142.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 3.4%
(2.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.0% for Black residents, 9.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.3% for other race residents, 3.9% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Newton, MA (2017)
    • 64,86271.8%White alone
    • 13,97415.5%Asian alone
    • 5,4086.0%Hispanic
    • 3,2863.6%Black alone
    • 2,3752.6%Two or more races
    • 3780.4%Other race alone
    • 640.07%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Newton, Massachusetts as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Newton is 29,855 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Newton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.2)
1
(1.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(1.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
6
(7.2)
8
(9.6)
8
(9.7)
8
(9.6)
9
(10.7)
6
(7.2)
2
(2.3)
5
(5.8)
11
(12.7)
6
(6.8)
12
(13.5)
3
(3.4)
5
(5.6)
3
(3.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
15
(17.9)
23
(27.5)
13
(15.7)
19
(22.8)
18
(21.3)
15
(17.9)
19
(22.2)
17
(19.6)
18
(20.7)
9
(10.1)
13
(14.6)
11
(12.3)
5
(5.6)
5
(5.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
92
(110.1)
111
(132.7)
57
(68.9)
90
(108.2)
66
(78.2)
65
(77.6)
59
(68.9)
54
(62.3)
45
(51.8)
45
(50.6)
49
(55.0)
32
(35.9)
39
(43.5)
50
(55.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
269
(321.9)
189
(225.9)
184
(222.4)
186
(223.6)
187
(221.5)
170
(202.9)
212
(247.5)
185
(213.4)
205
(236.0)
154
(173.3)
109
(122.4)
80
(89.8)
87
(97.0)
72
(80.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
783
(936.9)
829
(990.9)
1,079
(1,304)
896
(1,077)
753
(891.9)
1,016
(1,213)
942
(1,100)
693
(799.2)
584
(672.3)
572
(643.6)
610
(685.0)
544
(610.4)
471
(524.9)
540
(603.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
46
(55.0)
37
(44.2)
43
(52.0)
29
(34.9)
31
(36.7)
26
(31.0)
27
(31.5)
16
(18.5)
18
(20.7)
24
(27.0)
19
(21.3)
18
(20.2)
18
(20.1)
17
(19.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(3.6)
10
(12.0)
1
(1.2)
4
(4.8)
3
(3.6)
1
(1.2)
3
(3.5)
2
(2.3)
4
(4.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(2.2)
2
(2.2)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)100.0103.898.197.787.091.886.171.371.858.663.845.944.246.8

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City-data.com crime index in Newton, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 188 (145 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Newton, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (8.9%), Italian (8.1%), Russian (6.5%), American (4.0%), European (3.8%), Eastern European (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 18.1 square miles.

Population density: 4,930 people per square mile   (average).

Newton, Massachusetts map

21,003 residents are foreign born (7.5% Europe, 5.8% Asia, 3.1% Latin America).

This city:

23.3%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $8,618 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $9,115 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (6.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (172.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Watertown, MA (1.7 miles ),
Waltham, MA (1.8 miles ),
Needham, MA (1.9 miles ),
Brookline, MA (2.0 miles ),
Belmont, MA (2.0 miles ),
Weston, MA (2.1 miles ),
Wellesley, MA (2.1 miles ),
Cambridge, MA (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.34 N, Longitude: 71.21 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +8,412 (+9.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 12,199 (25.6%)

Area codes: 617, 857

Distribution of median household income in Newton, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Newton, MA in 2017

Property values in Newton, MA

Newton satellite photo by USGS

Newton tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 48 buildings, average cost: $194,000
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 1999: 62 buildings, average cost: $232,900
  • 2000: 52 buildings, average cost: $223,900
  • 2001: 51 buildings, average cost: $272,900
  • 2002: 82 buildings, average cost: $326,200
  • 2003: 81 buildings, average cost: $315,700
  • 2004: 81 buildings, average cost: $388,800
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $378,400
  • 2006: 66 buildings, average cost: $419,900
  • 2007: 67 buildings, average cost: $465,100
  • 2008: 40 buildings, average cost: $489,600
  • 2009: 34 buildings, average cost: $479,300
  • 2010: 82 buildings, average cost: $394,300
  • 2011: 74 buildings, average cost: $452,400
  • 2012: 68 buildings, average cost: $404,200
  • 2013: 123 buildings, average cost: $429,200
  • 2014: 55 buildings, average cost: $466,500
  • 2015: 27 buildings, average cost: $452,000
  • 2016: 43 buildings, average cost: $474,500
  • 2017: 38 buildings, average cost: $428,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Newton, MA residents
Average permit cost in Newton, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.0%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Newton, MA
Historical housing units in Newton, MA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,252 (+1.5%).
Most common industries in Newton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.1%)
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Health care (14.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Public administration (3.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (19.8%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.4%)
  • Construction (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.5%)
  • Health care (17.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Social assistance (3.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Newton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.7%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (5.4%)
  • Lawyers (4.2%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.1%)
  • Top executives (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (9.5%)
  • Computer specialists (7.2%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (7.1%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6.6%)
  • Top executives (5.0%)
  • Lawyers (4.7%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.7%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (3.7%)
  • Lawyers (3.6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (3.2%)
  • Media and communications workers (3.1%)

Average climate in Newton, Massachusetts

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Newton, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.8. This is about average.

City:

76.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.232. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.232
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.5
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.92
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Newton-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Newton city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newton-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 193.5 miles away from Newton center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from Newton center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 194.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 228.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 67.5 miles away from Newton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newton topographic map

Main business address for: ASPECT MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC (ELECTROMEDICAL & ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS), PRO PHARMACEUTICALS INC (PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS), FIVE STAR QUALITY CARE INC (SERVICES-SKILLED NURSING CARE FACILITIES), MFIC CORP (LABORATORY APPARATUS & FURNITURE), MATRITECH INC/DE/ (IN VITRO & IN VIVO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES).

Hospitals in Newton:

  • HOSPICE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD (2042 BEACON STREET)
  • NEWTON-WELLESLEY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 2014 WASHINGTON STREET)

Home Health Centers in Newton:

  • AT HOME SENIOR CARE, INC (1340 CENTRE STREET, SUITE 208)
  • CARETENDERS (29 CRAFTS STREET, SUITE 330)
  • CITY HOME CARE, LLC (90 OAK STREET)
  • KIMBERLY QUALITY CARE (ONE GATEWAY CENTER SUITE 102)
  • KMS HOME CARE (2000 COMMONWEALTH AVENUE)
  • MEDICAL RESOURCES HOME HEALTH (433 WATERTOWN STREET)

Nursing Homes in Newton:

  • BURTON CONV HOME (11 WASHINGTON ST)
  • CHETWYNDE CONV HOME (1660 WASHINGTON ST)
  • NEWTON HEALTH CARE CENTER (2101 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • PELHAM HOUSE NURSING HOME (45 PELHAM STREET)

Amtrak stations near Newton:

  • 7 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 8 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 8 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Newton:

  • Lasell College (Full-time enrollment: 1,872; Location: 1844 Commonwealth Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lasell.edu/; Offers Master's degree)
  • Mount Ida College (Full-time enrollment: 1,320; Location: 777 Dedham Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mountida.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (Full-time enrollment: 227; Location: One Wells Avenue; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mspp.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • New England School of Acupuncture (Full-time enrollment: 179; Location: 150 California St.; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.nesa.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:

  • Boston College (about 2 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; Full-time enrollment: 12,070)
  • Brandeis University (about 3 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 4 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Bentley University (about 4 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)
  • Babson College (about 5 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 3,230)
  • Harvard University (about 6 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 20,857)
  • Emmanuel College (about 6 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 2,287)

Private high schools in Newton:

  • NEWTON COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 406, Location: 785 CENTRE ST, Grades: 5-12, Girls only)
  • MT ALVERNIA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 217, Location: 790 CENTRE ST, Grades: 7-12, Girls only)
  • TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 192, Location: 575 WASHINGTON ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • STERLING EAST-BOSTON CAMPUS (Students: 10, Location: 90 WELLS AVE, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Newton:

  • BIGELOW MIDDLE (Students: 495, Location: 42 VERNON ST, Grades: 6-8)
  • LINCOLN-ELIOT (Students: 281, Location: 191 PEARL STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • OAK HILL MIDDLE (Location: 130 WHEELER RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • UNDERWOOD (Location: 101 VERNON STREET, Grades: KG-5)

Private elementary/middle schools in Newton:

  • JACKSON SCHOOL (Students: 263, Location: 200 JACKSON RD, Grades: KG-6)
  • NEWTON MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 207, Location: 80 CRESCENT AVE, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Newton

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • John Ward Elementary School at 10 Dolphin Road added by Newton Resident
  • Please add to houses of worship: Temple Shalom of Newton 175 Temple St. West Newton, MA 02465 www.templeshalom.org 617-332-9550

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Newton: Newtonville Station (A), West Newton Station (B), Victory Field (C), Harthorn Playground (D), Brae Burn Country Club (E), Woodland County Club (F), Cold Spring Playground (G), Waban Playground (H), Richardson Field (I), Burr Playground (J), Crescent Hill Country Club (K), Sidney Hill Country Club (L), Oak Hill Playground (M), Charles River Country Club (N), Lincoln Playground (O), Chestnut Hill Plaza (P), Chestnut Hill Station (Q), Putterham Meadows Country Club (R), Boston Edison Power Station (S), Newton Commonwealth Country Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Auburndale Shopping Center (1), The Mall at Chestnut Hill (2), Chestnut Hill Shopping Center (3), Boylston Street Shopping Center (4), The Mall at Chestnut Hill Shopping Center (5), 200 Boylston Street Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Newton include: ASPECT MEDICAL SYSTEMS INC (A), PRO PHARMACEUTICALS INC (B), FIVE STAR QUALITY CARE INC (C), MFIC CORP (D), MATRITECH INC/DE/ (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Newton include: Union Church on Waban (A), Saint Ignatius Church (B), First Church in Chestnut Hill (C), Church of the Good Shepherd (D), United Methodist Church (E), Trinity Church of Newton Center (F), Temple Shalom of Newton (G), Temple Emanuel Church (H), Temple Beth Avodah Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Boston Catholic Cemetery (1), Common Street Cemetery (2), Newton Cemetery (3), East Parish Burying Ground (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Bulloughs Pond (A), Crystal Lake (B), Hammond Pond (C), Silver Lake (D), Strongs Pond (E), Newton Reservoir (F), Charles River Reservoir (G), Waban Hill Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cheese Cake Brook (A), Hurd Brook (B), Rosemary Brook (C), South Meadow Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Newton include: Webster Park Historic District (1), Linwood Park (2), Allison Park (3), Lowell Park (4), Edmands Park (5), Kenrick Park (6), Farlow Park (7), Cabot Park (8), Lassell Neighborhood Historic District (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Harvey Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Jackson Homestead Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 527 Washington Street) (1), Custom Front Page (Arcades & Amusements; 3 Glenwood Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Sheraton Newton Hotel (320 Washington Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: John Krasinski - Actor, Julie Taymor - Film and theatre director, Amy Poehler - Actress and comedienne, Jack Lemmon - (1925-2001), actor, James Harris Simons - Billionaire, Mark Foley, Eli Roth - Film actor, Jane Morgan - Actress and singer, Edward C. Tolman - Psychologist, Suzyn Waldman - Musical theatre actor.

Middlesex 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:

JCC CAMP KINGSWOOD #1 (Serves ME, Population served: 270, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-30-2010), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-30-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-18-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-02-2008), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-02-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-21-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
YMCA CAMP FRANK A. DAY (Address: 276 CHURCH STREET , Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-25-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-13-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
NORTH SHORE WATER ASSOC (Serves ME, Population served: 63, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-22-2013), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-22-2013), St Public Notif received (FEB-06-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-26-2013), St Public Notif received (NOV-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2005), St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2005), St Intentional no-action (AUG-19-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-29-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-29-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2007), St Intentional no-action (AUG-19-2011)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • NEWTON WATER DEPT. (MWRA) (Population served: 89,918, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.3%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Newton in 2010:

  • 6,316 people in college/university student housing
  • 474 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 115 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 91 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 66 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Newton in 2000:

  • 4,744 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 612 people in nursing homes
  • 108 people in religious group quarters
  • 33 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 23 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 22 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Alumni Stadium. Capacity: 44,500. Boston College Eagles.
  • Conte Forum. Boston College.

Banks with most branches in Newton (2011 data):

  • Eastern Bank: Needham Street Branch at 188 Needham Street, branch established on 1997/06/02; Newton Branch at 1255 Centre Street, branch established on 2005/09/26. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Newton Four Corners Branch at 1126 Beacon Street, branch established on 1988/11/16; Newton Corner Branch at 300 Washington Street, branch established on 1894/01/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Bank of America, National Association: Newton-Upper Falls Branch at 235 Needham Street, branch established on 1955/11/08; Newton Center Branch at 808 Beacon Street, branch established on 1986/04/15. 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
  • Brookline Bank: Newton Centre Branch at 10 Langley Road, branch established on 2000/10/29; Walnut Street Branch at 323 Walnut Street, branch established on 2004/12/15. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,854.7 mil, Deposits: $2,040.1 mil, headquarters in Brookline, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
  • Boston Private Bank & Trust Company: Center Street Newton Branch at 1223 - 1227 Centre Street, branch established on 2002/08/01. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $5,848.9 mil, Deposits: $4,643.9 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • The Village Bank: Nonantum Branch at 411 Watertown Street, branch established on 1913/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $705.4 mil, Deposits: $601.9 mil, headquarters in Auburndale, MA, positive income, 8 total offices
  • Citibank, National Association: Newton Center Financial Center Branc at 792 Beacon Street, branch established on 2007/02/26. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Newton Branch at 780 Beacon Street, branch established on 1978/10/06. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Silicon Valley Bank: Boston Loan Production Branch at One Newton Executive Park, Suite 200, 2221 Washington Street, branch established on 2000/10/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $18,760.9 mil, Deposits: $16,815.1 mil, headquarters in Santa Clara, CA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Svb Financial Group

For population 15 years and over in Newton:

Marital status in Newton, MA
  • Never married: 33.6%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

For population 25 years and over in Newton:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 77.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 50.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Massachusetts average:

12.7

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Newton:

(Newton, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Newton, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
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: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
This county:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
This county:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.5%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Newton:

57.3%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

57.7%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Newton:

17.4%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Newton:

8.9%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Newton:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Newton:

32.2%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

63.4%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Newton:

81.4%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Newton, MA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1,812$10,332,560$68,428592$1,619,291
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 215$1,237,220$69,05464$105,560
Firefighters 169$1,167,684$82,9120$0
Police Protection - Officers 132$1,126,103$102,3730$0
Streets and Highways 116$638,024$66,0020$0
Local Libraries 58$292,770$60,57373$45,608
Other Government Administration 43$301,755$84,2113$7,525
Police - Other 42$240,998$68,85752$45,092
Other and Unallocable 41$274,345$80,2964$14,432
Health 41$224,501$65,7086$11,248
Financial Administration 39$272,260$83,7720$0
Parks and Recreation 36$222,279$74,09365$32,848
Sewerage 36$171,263$57,0880$0
Water Supply 30$229,987$91,9950$0
Solid Waste Management 14$76,296$65,3971$1,637
Judicial and Legal 11$102,348$111,6520$0
Fire - Other 10$72,213$86,6562$3,860
Housing and Community Development (Local) 8$52,107$78,1611$2,960
Welfare 8$49,421$74,1326$6,947
Totals for Government 2,861$17,084,134$71,657869$1,897,008

Newton government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $44,872,000 ($504.21)
    General Public Buildings: $6,463,000 ($72.62)
    Sewerage: $5,047,000 ($56.71)
    Regular Highways: $4,182,000 ($46.99)
    Water Utilities: $2,946,000 ($33.10)
    General - Other: $1,959,000 ($22.01)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $232,187,000 ($2609.02)
    General - Other: $18,335,000 ($206.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $17,213,000 ($193.42)
    Police Protection: $17,128,000 ($192.46)
    Regular Highways: $10,621,000 ($119.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,658,000 ($86.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,664,000 ($63.64)
    Water Utilities: $4,885,000 ($54.89)
    Libraries: $4,773,000 ($53.63)
    Sewerage: $4,575,000 ($51.41)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,389,000 ($49.32)
    General Public Buildings: $3,690,000 ($41.46)
    Central Staff Services: $3,407,000 ($38.28)
    Financial Administration: $3,001,000 ($33.72)
    Health - Other: $2,809,000 ($31.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,575,000 ($17.70)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,152,000 ($12.94)
    Public Welfare - Other: $391,000 ($4.39)
    Natural Resources - Other: $65,000 ($0.73)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $79,069,000 ($888.48)
    Corporate Bonds: $34,268,000 ($385.06)
    Other Investments - Other: $30,454,000 ($342.20)
    Benefit Payments: $26,061,000 ($292.84)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $5,875,000 ($66.02)
    Withdrawals: $548,000 ($6.16)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,637,000 ($97.05)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,467,000 ($16.48)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($0.49)
    Other - Health - Other: $38,000 ($0.43)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $2,000 ($0.02)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $32,046,000 ($360.09)
    Transit Utilities: $5,652,000 ($63.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,085,000 ($23.43)
    General - Other: $1,939,000 ($21.79)
    General Public Building: $787,000 ($8.84)
    Police Protection: $403,000 ($4.53)
    Housing and Community Development: $210,000 ($2.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $184,000 ($2.07)
    Regular Highways: $112,000 ($1.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $100,000 ($1.12)
    Public Welfare - Other: $56,000 ($0.63)
    Natural Resources - Other: $39,000 ($0.44)
    Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($0.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($0.17)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($0.08)
    Libraries: $6,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $222,225,000 ($2497.08)

Newton government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $31,593,000 ($355.00)
    Other: $3,781,000 ($42.49)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $2,978,000 ($33.46)
    Parking Facilities: $1,646,000 ($18.50)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,428,000 ($16.05)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $829,000 ($9.32)
    Parks and Recreation: $129,000 ($1.45)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $555,000 ($6.24)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-1,596,000 ($-17.93)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $4,571,000 ($51.36)
    Other: $1,236,000 ($13.89)
    Education: $373,000 ($4.19)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,800,000 ($76.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,688,000 ($18.97)
    Interest Earnings: $578,000 ($6.49)
    Donations From Private Sources: $544,000 ($6.11)
    Special Assessments: $46,000 ($0.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $23,740,000 ($266.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $34,290,000 ($385.31)
    General Local Government Support: $6,007,000 ($67.50)
    Highways: $4,182,000 ($46.99)
    Sewerage: $2,984,000 ($33.53)
    Other: $2,339,000 ($26.28)
    Public Welfare: $146,000 ($1.64)
    Housing and Community Development: $78,000 ($0.88)
  • Tax - Property: $318,403,000 ($3577.80)
    Other License: $9,243,000 ($103.86)
    Other Selective Sales: $4,324,000 ($48.59)

Newton government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $287,518,000 ($3230.76)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $244,496,000 ($2747.33)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,352,000 ($880.42)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,330,000 ($396.99)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $761,000 ($8.55)

Newton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,221,000 ($586.79)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $99,580,000 ($1118.95)
    Total Federal Securities: $12,238,000 ($137.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $131,780,000 ($1480.77)

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Newton, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Nissan1
CVS2Panera Bread1
Chipotle1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks3
Dunkin Donuts9Subway1
FedEx22T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn2T.J.Maxx1
Jones New York1Toys"R"Us1
Marriott1True Value2
Marshalls1UPS7
MasterBrand Cabinets9Walgreens2
McDonald's3Whole Foods Market2
Nike1YMCA2

Strongest AM radio stations in Newton:

  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newton:

  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZBC (90.3 FM; NEWTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON COLLEGE)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBRS (100.1 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Newton:

  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Newton: Charles Church Roberts, David G. Ouellet, Robert F. Foley.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Newton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 96Number of bridges
  • 719ft / 219mTotal length
  • $271,933,000Total costs
  • 4,022,466Total average daily traffic
  • 188,098Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,057,602Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Newton, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 3Before 1900
  • 101900-1909
  • 21910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 91930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 641960-1969
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Newton, MA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Newton)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Newton, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 202 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Newton)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Newton)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED50$399,920717$465,6463,597$374,27093$281,7965$675,00092$433,533
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$533,00062$496,532208$430,0387$364,8570$011$513,636
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$401,50078$434,731493$457,56420$381,9001$102,00030$367,367
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$512,50095$485,189397$403,9409$327,1110$022$389,364
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$349,00025$413,400136$393,8162$1,220,0000$05$318,400

Detailed mortgage data for all 18 tracts in Newton, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED26$387,50018$350,667
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$468,7504$374,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$384,4297$378,857
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$404,5002$461,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$321,5001$340,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Newton, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Newton, MA - Value

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 fire incidents per year is 182. The highest number of fire incidents - 300 took place in 2017, and the least - 18 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Newton, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (60.2%), and Outside Fires (28.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Newton, MA
    • 1,86360.2%Structure Fires
    • 87028.1%Outside Fires
    • 2789.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 822.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Newton, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Newton, Massachusetts:

  • Hotel Indigo Boston - Newton Riverside, 399 Grove St, Newton, Massachusetts 02462 , Phone: (617) 969-5300, Fax: (617) 965-3493
  • Crowne Plaza Boston-Newton, 320 Washington St, Newton, Massachusetts 02458 , Phone: (617) 969-3010
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Newton, Massachusetts
Most common first names in Newton, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary76180.9 years
John45974.8 years
Joseph32376.5 years
William26676.3 years
Margaret25982.2 years
Helen23079.6 years
James21775.1 years
Anna19382.8 years
Edward18976.6 years
George18975.4 years
Most common last names in Newton, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Murphy9777.8 years
Cohen8680.5 years
Smith7878.7 years
Brown6379.6 years
Sullivan6279.7 years
Johnson4579.2 years
White4580.5 years
Miller4480.3 years
Macdonald3977.9 years
Levine3679.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Newton, MA
  • 70.5%Utility gas
  • 21.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.2%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Newton, MA
  • 58.1%Utility gas
  • 20.1%Electricity
  • 17.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used


Newton compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Newton on our top lists:

  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having professional degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: legal occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Master's or Doctorate degrees (population 50,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 50,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: educational services (population 50,000+)"
  • #12 (02468) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting taxable interest in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #15 (02468) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting net capital gain/loss in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #16 (02468) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers using charity contributions deductions in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #38 (02468) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #50 (02468) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of taxpayers reporting profit/loss from business in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #80 (02459) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Ukrainian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #80 (02468) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest average reported salary/wage in 2012 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #87 (02468) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #88 (02468) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Russian first ancestries"
  • #97 (02465) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2012 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #98 (02468) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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