Newton, North Carolina

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Population in 2014: 13,005 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.5%
 
Males: 6,121  (47.1%)
Females: 6,884  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
North Carolina median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 28658.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,997 (it was $36,696 in 2000)
Newton:

$30,997
NC:

$45,906

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,377 (it was $18,427 in 2000)

Newton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $117,429 (it was $83,300 in 2000)
Newton:

$117,429
NC:

$154,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $182,743; Detached houses: $201,349; Townhouses or other attached units: $173,381; In 2-unit structures: $122,431; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $87,238; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $79,028; Mobile homes: $58,528

Median gross rent in 2013: $668.

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  • Races in Newton, NC (2010)

    Newton races chart
    • 8,80567.9%White alone
    • 1,77513.7%Black alone
    • 1,67812.9%Hispanic
    • 4263.3%Asian alone
    • 2301.8%Two or more races
    • 300.2%American Indian alone
    • 230.2%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Newton: 88.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.4%), United States (12.1%), Irish (9.9%), English (7.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 969 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,003 people per square mile   (low).

Newton,NC real estate house value index trend

Newton, North Carolina map

For population 25 years and over in Newton:

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newton city:

  • Never married: 32.5%
  • Now married: 44.4%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

1,314 residents are foreign born (7.4% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

This city:

10.1%
North Carolina:

7.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,104 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $907 (0.8%)

Newton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gastonia, NC (28.5 miles , pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (38.7 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (447.1 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Conover, NC (1.8 miles ), Claremont, NC (2.3 miles ), Maiden, NC (2.5 miles ), Brookford, NC (2.7 miles ), St. Stephens, NC (2.8 miles ), Hickory, NC (2.8 miles ), Mountain View, NC (2.9 miles ), Catawba, NC (3.0 miles ).

Latitude: 35.67 N, Longitude: 81.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,129 (+31.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,337 (28.2%)

Area code: 828

Newton household income distribution Newton home values distribution

Property values in Newton, NC


Crime rates in Newton by Year
Type 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 00120000002
per 100,000 0.00.07.615.10.00.00.00.00.00.015.3
Rapes 36705115425
per 100,000 23.146.653.50.037.87.57.438.130.615.438.3
Robberies 19131221211217104118
per 100,000 146.3100.991.6158.2159.089.8126.476.130.684.761.2
Assaults 51722172018118194048
per 100,000 38.5131.9168.0128.1151.4134.781.860.9145.2308.2367.5
Burglaries 153219231202210211196172127143111
per 100,000 1,178.51,699.81,764.01,521.51,589.61,579.51,457.41,309.8970.91,101.7849.8
Thefts 432562539547553507383396308286317
per 100,000 3,327.44,362.04,116.14,120.24,185.93,795.22,847.83,015.52,354.62,203.42,426.9
Auto thefts 314443576545373321128
per 100,000 238.8341.5328.4429.3492.0336.9275.1251.3160.592.461.2
Arson 43201114614
per 100,000 30.823.315.30.07.67.57.430.545.97.730.6
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 286.3) 307.4418.2437.2412.3430.0352.2300.7300.4239.7274.4317.3

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City-data.com crime index 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 2014, including police officers: 44 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.68
North Carolina average:

2.41
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
North Carolina:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,323 (+11.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Newton, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Newton-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 14% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Newton city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 tornado 15.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 143.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.2 miles away from Newton center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 154.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 111.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 113.0 miles away from Newton center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 201.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Catawba County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Droughts: 2, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newton topographic map

Birthplace of: Tori Amos - Singer, James Lore Murray - General, M. Hoke Smith - Politician, Jason Jarrett (racing driver) - Racing driver, Dennis Setzer - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Feb 27, 1960), Eddie Yount - Baseball player, Julius Powell - College basketball player (Clemson Tigers), Buz Phillips - Baseball player.

Main business address for: PEOPLES BANCORP OF NORTH CAROLINA INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Newton:

  • PALLIATIVE CARE CTR AND HOSPICE OF CATAWBA VALLEY (3967 ROBINSON ROAD)
  • ABERNETHY LAURELS (102 LEONARD AVENUE)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Newton:

  • CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL SERVICES OF CATAWBA VALLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; CONOVER, NC)
  • CATAWBA COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • BRIAN CTR HEALTH AND REHABI HICK (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • FMC DIALYSIS SERVICES OF HICKORY (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; HICKORY, NC)
  • GUARDIAN HEALTH SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; HICKORY, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:

  • Catawba Valley Community College (about 5 miles; Hickory, NC; Full-time enrollment: 3,785)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 20 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Mitchell Community College (about 21 miles; Statesville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,458)
  • NASCAR Technical Institute (about 22 miles; Mooresville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,350)
  • Gaston College (about 25 miles; Dallas, NC; FT enrollment: 4,385)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 27 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Cleveland Community College (about 31 miles; Shelby, NC; FT enrollment: 2,541)

Public high schools in Newton:

  • FRED T FOARD HIGH (Location: 3407 PLATEAU ROAD, Grades: 9-12)
  • NEWTON-CONOVER HIGH (Location: 338 W 15TH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • DISCOVERY HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 301 WEST 18TH ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Newton:

Private elementary/middle school in Newton:

  • MONTESSOR AT SANDY FORD (Students: 49, Location: 2931 SANDY FORD RD, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Newton

Library in Newton:

  • CATAWBA COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,174,113; Location: 115 WEST C STREET; 216,746 books; 256 e-books; 12,289 audio materials; 12,241 video materials; 56 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 763 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of International Singer/Songwriter Tori Amos

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Main business address in Newton: PEOPLES BANCORP OF NORTH CAROLINA INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Newton include: North Newton Church (A), Old Saint Pauls Church (B), Zion Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Eastview Cemetery (1), Central Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Newton City Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hildebran Creek (A), Henry Fork (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Newton: Saint Pauls Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Catawba County Historical Association (Museums; 30 North College Avenue) (1), Catawba County Museum of History (30 North College Avenue) (2), Catawba County - Libraries- Conover Branch (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 101 East 1st Street) (3), Circle C Petting Farm & Hogway Speedway (Petting Zoos; 2837 St. James Church Road) (4), Beach Bingo & Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1111 North Main Avenue) (5), Miles Charters (Tours & Charters; 2221 North Main Avenue) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Day's Inn (1710 Fairgrove Church Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Courts: North Carolina State Government - Clerk Of Court (South US321 Highway) (1), North Carolina State Government - General Courts Of Justice- Clerk Of Superior C (1175 South Brady Avenue) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Catawba 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 2013 was 58.9. This is better than average.

City:

58.9
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.62. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.62
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.26
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.6%
(18.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 40.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 48.7% for other race residents, 49.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.2%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Newton in 2010:

  • 214 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 164 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Newton in 2000:

  • 215 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents

Newton, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Newton (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank: at 518 West C Street, Abernethy Center Branch, Newton Branch, North Newton Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,064.6 mil, Deposits: $842.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancorp Of North Carolina, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Newton North Branch at 2004 North Main Avenue, branch established on 1904/01/01; Newton Branch at 12 North Main Avenue, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company: Newton Branch at 11 South College Avenue, branch established on 1946/04/30. Info updated 2011/10/11: Bank assets: $20,566.4 mil, Deposits: $17,596.8 mil, headquarters in Raleigh, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 433 total offices, Holding Company: First Citizens Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Newton Main Branch at 102 South Main Avenue, branch established on 1946/07/01. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Communityone Bank, National Association: Newton Branch at 2625 Northwest Boulevard, branch established on 1999/03/15. Info updated 2007/12/11: Bank assets: $1,666.0 mil, Deposits: $1,443.4 mil, headquarters in Asheboro, NC, negative income in the last year, 46 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.
  • Bank of Granite: Newton Office at 311 North Main Avenue, branch established on 1984/02/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $753.5 mil, Deposits: $688.5 mil, headquarters in Granite Falls, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Fnb United Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
North Carolina average:

12.4

Newton travel time to work - commute Newton mode of transportation to work chart

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant52,233182
Mainline Protestant32,75175
Catholic4,7562
Black Protestant2,27614
Other2,0048
None61,254-
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: 33
Catawba County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Catawba County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 82
Catawba County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 124
Here:

7.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Catawba County:

26.4%
North Carolina:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.0%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Newton:

47.8%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.0%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Newton:

21.3%
North Carolina:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.5%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Newton:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Newton:

33.3%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Newton:

78.0%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Newton, NC Residents
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 13$43,776$40,4090$0
Other Government Administration 9$41,176$54,9010$0
Police Protection - Officers 33$127,236$46,2682$1,222
Police - Other 6$16,786$33,5722$2,883
Firefighters 21$60,345$34,48313$18,017
Fire - Other 5$19,271$46,2500$0
Streets and Highways 9$23,239$30,9850$0
Health 1$2,343$28,1160$0
Solid Waste Management 13$30,423$28,0830$0
Sewerage 12$38,900$38,9000$0
Parks and Recreation 12$39,799$39,7991$1,608
Water Supply 19$56,014$35,3771$1,811
Electric Power 13$39,436$36,4020$0
Other and Unallocable 6$22,521$45,0420$0
Totals for Government 172$561,265$39,15819$25,541

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

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $2,267,000 ($174.32)
    General - Other: $788,000 ($60.59)
    Sewerage: $607,000 ($46.67)
    Water Utilities: $260,000 ($19.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $128,000 ($9.84)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $8,645,000 ($664.74)
    Police Protection: $2,756,000 ($211.92)
    Sewerage: $1,940,000 ($149.17)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,612,000 ($123.95)
    General - Other: $1,251,000 ($96.19)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,083,000 ($83.28)
    Water Utilities: $831,000 ($63.90)
    Central Staff Services: $739,000 ($56.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $716,000 ($55.06)
    Financial Administration: $636,000 ($48.90)
    Regular Highways: $598,000 ($45.98)
    Natural Resources - Other: $289,000 ($22.22)
    General Public Buildings: $129,000 ($9.92)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.54)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $90,000 ($6.92)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $103,000 ($7.92)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $134,000 ($10.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $276,000 ($21.22)
    Regular Highways: $220,000 ($16.92)
    Police Protection: $159,000 ($12.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $119,000 ($9.15)
    Water Utilities: $118,000 ($9.07)
    General - Other: $56,000 ($4.31)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $10,000 ($0.77)
    Electric Utilities: $4,000 ($0.31)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,348,000 ($641.91)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $424,000 ($32.60)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,896,000 ($222.68)
    Solid Waste Management: $335,000 ($25.76)
    All Other: $121,000 ($9.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $80,000 ($6.15)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $22,000 ($1.69)
    Parking Facilities: $2,000 ($0.15)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $271,000 ($20.84)
    General Local Government Support: $239,000 ($18.38)
    All Other: $220,000 ($16.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,641,000 ($203.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $658,000 ($50.60)
    Interest Earnings: $287,000 ($22.07)
    Donations From Private Sources: $18,000 ($1.38)
    Rents: $10,000 ($0.77)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,942,000 ($764.48)
    Water Utilities: $1,241,000 ($95.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $734,000 ($56.44)
    Highways: $433,000 ($33.29)
    All Other: $8,000 ($0.62)
  • Tax - Property: $3,962,000 ($304.65)
    NEC: $97,000 ($7.46)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $30,000 ($2.31)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,667,000 ($1512.26)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,811,000 ($1292.66)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,550,000 ($349.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,694,000 ($130.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,647,000 ($741.79)

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,676 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
North Carolina average:

7.13%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($72 average AGI)
Catawba County:

0.02%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Burke County, NC  0.56% ($28,013 average AGI)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.50% ($29,444)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.46% ($34,093)


6.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,427 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
North Carolina average:

6.77%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($67 average AGI)
Catawba County:

0.04%
North Carolina average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Burke County, NC  0.84% ($25,877 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, NC  0.47% ($31,697)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.45% ($53,094)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newton:

  • WNNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WAIZ (630 AM; 1 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKGX (1080 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newton:

  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPIR (88.1 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Newton:

  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W66BT (Channel 66; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Newton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 60m197ftTotal length
  • 117,650Total average daily traffic
  • 10,880Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 41950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Newton, NC
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
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 Value
LOANS ORIGINATED42$114,24823$134,970140$125,9238$89,37813$81,0133$58,450
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$32,6001$110,79014$119,8960$00$02$39,590
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$110,0703$72,88054$126,2546$31,6037$100,9964$55,448
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$120,8002$109,88524$114,7902$93,8802$110,9801$26,560
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$146,7401$36,9606$156,1351$39,7100$01$100,730

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.00 , 0113.00, 0117.01, 0117.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$132,5803$150,140
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$233,6801$119,390
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0112.00 , 0113.00, 0117.01, 0117.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

STARTOWN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 120, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
PLEASANT UNION CHRIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
NEW HORIZON MINISTRIES (Address: ATTN SCOTT FRASURE , Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2014 and SEP-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-18-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-18-2014), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-18-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MT OLIN AME ZION CHURCH (Population served: 45, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
THE WILLIAMS STORE (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • ST PAULS REFORMED CHURCH (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • DRUMS DAIRY HOUSE (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FRIENDSHIP UNITED METHODIST CH (Population served: 80, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • KING`S WAY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NEW HOPE MORAVIAN CHURCH (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVERBEND PARK (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 123
  • Hazardous Condition: 77
  • Service Call: 24
  • Good Intent Call: 8

Incident types - Newton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Newton, NC
Most common first names in Newton, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary15378.0 years
William14272.4 years
James13771.4 years
John12873.9 years
Robert10170.2 years
Charles8870.7 years
George7277.1 years
Fred5774.0 years
Annie5280.1 years
Paul4971.5 years
Most common last names in Newton, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sigmon12777.6 years
Setzer8676.2 years
Smith8374.1 years
Drum6979.2 years
Huffman6169.9 years
Wilson6074.8 years
Cline4978.9 years
Shook4874.5 years
Caldwell4480.0 years
Deal4277.7 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (60%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Newton, NC
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Subway2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Jones New York1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS2
Lane Furniture1YMCA1

Newton compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Newton on our top lists:

  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
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