Newtown, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 253 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +56.2%
Males: 152  (60.2%)
Females: 101  (39.8%)
Median resident age:  48.8 years
Indiana median age:  37.3 years

Zip codes: 47969, 47987.

Newtown Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $52,538 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Newtown:

$52,538
IN:

$47,529

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,972 (it was $25,441 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $58,612 (it was $54,500 in 2000)
Newtown:

$58,612
IN:

$122,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $87,403; Detached houses: $88,244

Median gross rent in 2013: $559.

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  • Races in Newtown, IN (2010)

    Newtown races chart
    • 24093.8%White alone
    • 52.0%Black alone
    • 52.0%Two or more races
    • 41.6%Hispanic
    • 20.8%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Newtown: 85.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.9%), Irish (13.7%), Scottish (9.6%), United States (9.1%), English (8.6%), Welsh (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 711 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 502 people per square mile   (low).

Newtown, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Newtown:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newtown town:

  • Never married: 14.9%
  • Now married: 57.8%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 3.1%
  • Divorced: 20.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $374 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $343 (0.6%)

Newtown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (20.3 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (60.3 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (116.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mellott, IN (1.7 miles ), Wingate, IN (2.1 miles ), Hillsboro, IN (2.6 miles ), Attica, IN (2.8 miles ), Veedersburg, IN (2.9 miles ), New Richmond, IN (3.0 miles ), Waynetown, IN (3.0 miles ), Williamsport, IN (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 40.20 N, Longitude: 87.15 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 765

Newtown household income distribution Newtown home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.4%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -81 (-33.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (71%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (43%)
  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (4%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (2%)
  • Material moving occupations (29%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Average climate in Newtown, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Newtown-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the Newtown town center injured 44 people.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 19.5 miles away from the town center killed 28 people and injured 123 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newtown-area historical earthquake activity is near Indiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 127.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 103.5 miles away from Newtown center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 157.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 125.3 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) earthquake occurred 220.6 miles away from Newtown center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 122.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Fountain County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newtown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Newtown:

  • WOODLAND MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ATTICA, IN)
  • CHILD ADULT RESOURCE SRV INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; ATTICA, IN)
  • ST VINCENT WILLIAMSPORT HOSPITAL INC Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; WILLIAMSPORT, IN)
  • COUNTRY CARE NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WILLIAMSPORT, IN)
  • WILLIAMSPORT NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WILLIAMSPORT, IN)
  • WATERS OF COVINGTON THE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; COVINGTON, IN)

Amtrak station near Newtown:

  • 18 miles: CRAWFORDSVILLE (SPRING & GREEN STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newtown:

  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 20 miles; West Lafayette, IN; Full-time enrollment: 38,271)
  • Danville Area Community College (about 24 miles; Danville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • DePauw University (about 42 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 51 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis (about 53 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,765)
  • Indiana State University (about 53 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 57 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)

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Fountain County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 84.0. This is about average.

City:

84.0
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 12.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.4
U.S.:

9.1
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.5%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.0%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.8%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Newtown compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Indiana average:

11.1

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (58%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Utility gas (4%)
  • Wood (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Newtown town (based on Fountain County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,64624
Mainline Protestant1,21212
Catholic6001
Other-1
None11,782-
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: 4
Fountain County:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Fountain County:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Fountain County:

5.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Fountain County:

28.9%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.4%
State:

14.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$408
Totals for Government 0$0 4$408

Newtown government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $16,000 ($63.24)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($43.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($7.91)

Newtown government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($19.76)
    Highways: $1,000 ($3.95)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($19.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($27.67)
    General Support: $4,000 ($15.81)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($51.38)

Newtown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($260.87)

5.82% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,056 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Warren County, IN  0.92% ($35,290 average AGI)
from Tippecanoe County, IN  0.86% ($32,569)
from Vermilion County, IL  0.61% ($30,537)


6.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,130 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.47%
Indiana average:

5.83%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Tippecanoe County, IN  1.15% ($32,795 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, IN  1.14% ($32,623)
to Warren County, IN  0.78% ($25,906)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newtown:

  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLAS (1410 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newtown:

  • WAZY-FM (96.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS L.P.)
  • WSKL (92.9 FM; VEEDERSBURG, IN; Owner: ZONA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSHP (95.7 FM; ATTICA, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WIMC (103.9 FM; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN; Owner: C.V.L. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W216BB (91.1 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, IN; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WFWR (91.5 FM; ATTICA, IN; Owner: FOUNTAIN WARREN COMMUNITY RADIO CORP)
  • WCDQ (106.3 FM; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN; Owner: C.V.L. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBAA-FM (101.3 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WHPL (89.9 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WKZS (103.1 FM; COVINGTON, IN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD BROADCASTING , INC., OF IN.)
  • WASK-FM (98.7 FM; BATTLE GROUND, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WRHK (94.9 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WKHY (93.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFOF (90.3 FM; COVINGTON, IN; Owner: DOXA, INCORP.)
  • WLFF (95.3 FM; BROOKSTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC)
  • WKOA (105.3 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WNDY (91.3 FM; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN; Owner: WABASH COLLEGE RADIO, INC.)
  • WDNL (102.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WGLM (106.7 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: KVB BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Newtown:

  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WLFI-TV (Channel 18; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PRIMELAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W57DC (Channel 57; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • $460,000Total costs
  • 1,560Total average daily traffic
  • 156Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,589Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB9TVV, Licensee ID: L00563052
    Grant Date: 12/14/1998, Expiration Date: 12/14/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/15/2010
    Registrant: Anthony R Fellows, 318 N Range St., Newtown, IN 47969
  • Call Sign: WA9DHS
    Grant Date: 03/02/1998, Expiration Date: 03/02/2008, Cancellation Date: 03/03/2010
    Registrant: Bob D Bruner, Box 44, Newtown, IN 47969

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: FERGUSON RICHARD E DSA-1 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 58RF , Serial Number: RF-1, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 06/09/1987
    Registrant (Individual): Robert L Grubb, Po Box 1, Newtown, IN 47969
  • Aircraft: MCFETRICH H/CARLSON E BAKENG DUCE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 810BD , Serial Number: BD-001-HM, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 01/13/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Robert L Grubb, Po Box 1, Newtown, IN 47969

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