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Population in 2012: 255 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +57.4%
Males: 143  (56.4%)
Females: 112  (43.6%)

Median resident age:  35.4 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 47969, 47987.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,789 (it was $41,250 in 2000)
Newtown:

$51,789
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,177

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,575 (it was $54,500 in 2000)
Newtown:

$74,575
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $79,192; Detached houses: $79,192

Median gross rent in 2012: $578.

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  • White alone - 240 (93.8%)
  • Black alone - 5 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.0%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Newtown: 86.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (35.5%), Irish (15.3%), United States (11.5%), English (10.4%), Scottish (8.7%), Welsh (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 711 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 506 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Newtown:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 15.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newtown town:

  • Never married: 13.0%
  • Now married: 69.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $439 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $350 (0.7%)

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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 July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
Indiana:

8.3%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -81 (-33.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (80%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (18%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (18%)
  • Child care workers (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Art and design workers (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Printing workers (9%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Newtown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 185% 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 slightly below Indiana state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 37.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/12/2004 at 13:05:19, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MB, 3.8 MW, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.8 mi) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from Newtown center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 50.7 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 11.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/16/1996 at 01:58:31, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.5 miles away from Newtown center
On 4/24/1990 at 09:41:24, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Church, about 10 miles away; WILLIAMSPORT, 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: 36,422)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette (about 21 miles; Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 3,864)
  • DePauw University (about 42 miles; Greencastle, IN; FT enrollment: 2,368)
  • Lincoln College of Technology (about 53 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis (about 53 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,827)
  • Indiana State University (about 53 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 8,125)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 58 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 39,877)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.7%

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Newtown, IN

Newtown compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value 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 above 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (65%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.92%
Here41.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchNew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental BaptistsChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents21.6%18.5%11.8%10.0%6.7%
Congregations20.5%18.2%4.5%6.8%6.8%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches Independent Additional (Not in any CCC Body) Congregational Christian ChurchesChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents6.0%5.2%4.9%4.6%10.7%
Congregations2.3%6.8%6.8%4.5%22.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 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 2007)
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$234
Totals for Government 0$0 4$234

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $16,000 ($62.75)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($43.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($7.84)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($19.61)
    Highways: $1,000 ($3.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($19.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($27.45)
    General Support: $4,000 ($15.69)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($50.98)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $66,000 ($258.82)

6.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,301 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Indiana average:

6.54%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Warren County, IN  1.13% ($22,909 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, IN  0.91% ($28,323)
from Tippecanoe County, IN  0.82% ($28,268)


6.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,870 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
Indiana average:

6.56%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Tippecanoe County, IN  1.29% ($33,011 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, IN  1.04% ($24,606)
to Warren County, IN  0.81% ($30,291)

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
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $460,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,560
Total average daily truck traffic: 156
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 2,589


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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