Newton, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 13,098 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 6,471  (49.4%)
Females: 6,627  (50.6%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28658.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,959 (it was $36,696 in 2000)
Newton:

$42,959
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,329 (it was $18,427 in 2000)

Newton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $112,185 (it was $83,300 in 2000)
Newton:

$112,185
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $195,795; detached houses: $215,549; townhouses or other attached units: $210,967; in 2-unit structures: $209,081; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $139,424; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $110,868; mobile homes: $62,675

Median gross rent in 2017: $764.

March 2019 cost of living index in Newton: 86.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.2%
(16.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.5% for Black residents, 11.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.5% for other race residents, 16.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Newton, NC (2017)
    • 8,13861.3%White alone
    • 2,06515.6%Hispanic
    • 1,74113.1%Black alone
    • 6905.2%Asian alone
    • 4953.7%Two or more races
    • 1791.3%Other race alone
    • 300.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 68 registered sex offenders living in Newton, North Carolina as of February 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Newton is 195 to 1.


Crime rates in Newton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(7.6)
2
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(53.5)
0
(0.0)
5
(37.8)
1
(7.5)
1
(7.4)
5
(38.1)
4
(30.6)
2
(15.4)
5
(38.3)
5
(38.4)
2
(15.3)
N/AN/A
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(91.6)
21
(158.2)
21
(159.0)
12
(89.8)
17
(126.4)
10
(76.1)
4
(30.6)
11
(84.7)
8
(61.2)
6
(46.1)
5
(38.3)
4
(30.6)
8
(61.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
22
(168.0)
17
(128.1)
20
(151.4)
18
(134.7)
11
(81.8)
8
(60.9)
19
(145.2)
40
(308.2)
48
(367.5)
41
(315.0)
27
(206.9)
42
(321.6)
58
(442.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
231
(1,764)
202
(1,522)
210
(1,590)
211
(1,579)
196
(1,457)
172
(1,310)
127
(970.9)
143
(1,102)
111
(849.8)
95
(730.0)
103
(789.3)
126
(964.9)
136
(1,037)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
539
(4,116)
547
(4,120)
553
(4,186)
507
(3,795)
383
(2,848)
396
(3,016)
308
(2,355)
286
(2,203)
317
(2,427)
390
(2,997)
325
(2,491)
304
(2,328)
302
(2,302)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
43
(328.4)
57
(429.3)
65
(492.0)
45
(336.9)
37
(275.1)
33
(251.3)
21
(160.5)
12
(92.4)
8
(61.2)
15
(115.3)
18
(137.9)
21
(160.8)
15
(114.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(15.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.6)
1
(7.5)
1
(7.4)
4
(30.5)
6
(45.9)
1
(7.7)
4
(30.6)
4
(30.7)
2
(15.3)
4
(30.6)
6
(45.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)433.5408.9426.3349.2298.2297.9237.7272.0314.6287.8231.1259.3292.7

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City-data.com crime index in Newton, NC

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 44 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.67
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Ancestries: American (17.4%), German (7.2%), Irish (5.1%), English (4.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), Italian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 969 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,010 people per square mile   (low).

Newton, North Carolina map

1,080 residents are foreign born (6.2% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

This city:

8.2%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,050 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $940 (0.9%)

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: +2,745 (+20.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,056 (18.9%)

Area code: 828

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

Property values in Newton, NC

Newton satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Historical population in Newton, NC
Historical housing units in Newton, NC

Population change in the 1990s: +1,323 (+11.8%).
Most common industries in Newton, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (16.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.0%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Apparel (4.8%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (20.3%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.3%)
  • Truck transportation (3.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (12.2%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Apparel (7.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Newton, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (14.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)

Average climate in Newton, North Carolina

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Newton, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.6. This is about average.

City:

67.6
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

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.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2016 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.23
U.S.:

8.46

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 Newton 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 the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 201.0 miles away from Newton 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 (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Droughts: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 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

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)
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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

Points of interest:

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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

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.

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Newton:

Marital status in Newton, NC
  • Never married: 34.2%
  • Now married: 41.9%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Newton:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.1
North Carolina average:

11.9

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

Religion statistics for Newton, NC (based on Catawba County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
North Carolina:

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%
State:

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

17.0%
North Carolina:

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

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

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $3,607,000 ($275.39)
    Regular Highways: $387,000 ($29.55)
    Sewerage: $155,000 ($11.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($1.68)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $13,368,000 ($1020.61)
    Police Protection: $2,894,000 ($220.95)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,209,000 ($168.65)
    Sewerage: $1,826,000 ($139.41)
    General - Other: $1,766,000 ($134.83)
    Water Utilities: $1,737,000 ($132.62)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,336,000 ($102.00)
    Regular Highways: $1,076,000 ($82.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,012,000 ($77.26)
    Central Staff Services: $464,000 ($35.43)
    Financial Administration: $415,000 ($31.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $266,000 ($20.31)
    General Public Buildings: $126,000 ($9.62)
    Parking Facilities: $7,000 ($0.53)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $175,000 ($13.36)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $353,000 ($26.95)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Housing and Community Development: $70,000 ($5.34)
    Other - Financial Administration: $58,000 ($4.43)
    Other - Police Protection: $42,000 ($3.21)
    Other - Libraries: $10,000 ($0.76)
    Other - Central Staff Services: $4,000 ($0.31)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $470,000 ($35.88)
    Police Protection: $162,000 ($12.37)
    Parking Facilities: $99,000 ($7.56)
    Parks and Recreation: $79,000 ($6.03)
    Electric Utilities: $76,000 ($5.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000 ($4.05)
    Regular Highways: $41,000 ($3.13)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($1.60)
    Water Utilities: $21,000 ($1.60)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($1.15)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $129,000 ($9.85)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,888,000 ($220.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $860,000 ($65.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $55,000 ($4.20)
    Other: $33,000 ($2.52)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $16,000 ($1.22)
    Parking Facilities: $8,000 ($0.61)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $6,000 ($0.46)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $439,000 ($33.52)
    Electric Utilities: $32,000 ($2.44)
    Other: $29,000 ($2.21)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $145,000 ($11.07)
    General Revenue - Other: $129,000 ($9.85)
    Sale of Property: $53,000 ($4.05)
    Donations From Private Sources: $32,000 ($2.44)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $14,807,000 ($1130.48)
    Water Utilities: $3,701,000 ($282.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,081,000 ($82.53)
    Highways: $390,000 ($29.78)
    Other: $128,000 ($9.77)
  • Tax - Property: $6,122,000 ($467.40)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,848,000 ($293.79)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $82,000 ($6.26)
    Motor Vehicle License: $13,000 ($0.99)
    Other License: $8,000 ($0.61)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,963,000 ($1905.86)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,435,000 ($1712.86)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,928,000 ($223.55)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $400,000 ($30.54)

6.19% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.19%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Burke County, NC  0.75% ($32,809 average AGI)
from Lincoln County, NC  0.57% ($37,985)
from Caldwell County, NC  0.47% ($43,146)


5.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,936 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.79%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Burke County, NC  0.61% ($33,212 average AGI)
to Lincoln County, NC  0.51% ($37,685)
to Caldwell County, NC  0.51% ($37,037)
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

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
See more detailed statistics of Newton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 397ft / 121mTotal length
  • 268,510Total average daily traffic
  • 26,311Total average daily truck traffic
  • 449,420Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic
New bridges in Newton, NC - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 51950-1959
  • 51960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 151990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2018
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 in Newton, NC
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Newton, NC - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 123
  • Hazardous Condition: 77
  • Service Call: 24
  • Good Intent Call: 8
Fire incident types in Newton, NC

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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Newton, NC
  • 51.2%Electricity
  • 40.2%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Newton, NC
  • 80.5%Electricity
  • 16.6%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Newton compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher 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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