Newtown, Missouri

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Population in 2013: 178 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.8%
 
Males: 82  (46.4%)
Females: 96  (53.6%)
Median resident age:  36.2 years
Missouri median age:  33.9 years

Zip codes: 64667.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,080 (it was $21,250 in 2000)
Newtown:

$28,080
MO:

$45,321
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,182 (it was $13,561 in 2000)

Newtown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $43,895 (it was $24,000 in 2000)
Newtown:

$43,895
MO:

$135,000
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $38,790; Detached houses: $43,857; Mobile homes: $10,919

Median gross rent in 2012: $371.

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  • White alone - 151 (82.5%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (9.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (2.7%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Newtown: 76.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (18.8%), German (12.6%), United States (10.8%), English (10.3%), Polish (6.7%), Scottish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1961

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 703 people per square mile   (low).

Newtown, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Newtown:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newtown town:

  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 7.2%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $425 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $370 (0.7%)

Newtown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (85.4 miles , pop. 198,682).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (110.9 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (311.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Harris, MO (2.2 miles) , Lucerne, MO (2.5 miles) , Ravanna, MO (3.0 miles) , Powersville, MO (3.5 miles) , Osgood, MO (3.5 miles) , Pollock, MO (3.6 miles) , Princeton, MO (3.7 miles ), Mercer, MO (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 40.38 N, Longitude: 93.33 W

Area code: 660

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

5.2%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +94 (+81.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Wholesale trade (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (21%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (17%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Food processing workers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (4%)

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

Average climate in Newtown, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Newtown-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Newtown town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/2/1980, a category F4 tornado 14.1 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newtown-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 80% 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 320.0 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 309.6 miles away from Newtown center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 302.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 325.0 miles away from the city 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 340.5 miles away from Newtown 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 321.2 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 Sullivan County (18) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newtown topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Newtown:

  • PEARL'S II EDEN FOR ELDERS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; PRINCETON, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newtown:

  • Truman State University (about 42 miles; Kirksville, MO; Full-time enrollment: 5,553)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 68 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 82 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 82 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Drake University (about 87 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 3,768)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 88 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 94 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 15,337)

Public high school in Newtown:

Public elementary/middle school in Newtown:

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Notable location: Medicine Creek Fire Protection District (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Sullivan 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)

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2001 was 3.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.08
U.S.:

6.58
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.3%
(28.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.2%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Newtown compared to Missouri state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (53%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Wood (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.71%
Here: 42.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Churches and Churches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of GodCatholic Church
Adherents46.9%22.3%15.0%3.9%3.2%
Congregations28.6%14.3%14.3%7.1%3.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Pentecostal Church of GodOther
Adherents2.8%1.9%1.7%1.1%1.1%
Congregations7.1%7.1%3.6%3.6%10.7%
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: 3
Sullivan County:

4.51 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Sullivan County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.6%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

29.9%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.3%
State:

13.5%
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 1$673
Sewerage 0$0 1$663
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,336

6.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
Missouri average:

6.69%

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 Grundy County, MO  0.75% ($29,444 average AGI)
from Adair County, MO  0.70% ($31,882)
from Linn County, MO  0.46% ($24,455)


7.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,547 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.86%
Missouri average:

6.91%

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 Adair County, MO  1.06% ($17,538 average AGI)
to Putnam County, MO  0.57% ($16,714)
to Linn County, MO  0.45% ($27,636)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newtown:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newtown:

  • KLTE (107.9 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: BOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTTN-FM (92.3 FM; TRENTON, MO; Owner: LUEHRS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Newtown)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Ne Corner Main And Olive Sts (Lat: 40.382500 Lon: -93.335500), Call Sign: WNKZ909, Licensee ID: L00258361
    Assigned Frequencies: 935.887 MHz, 935.937 MHz, 935.987 MHz, 936.887 MHz, 936.937 MHz, 936.987 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/1998, Expiration Date: 02/11/2003, Cancellation Date: 05/18/2003
    Registrant: Association Of American Railroads, 55500 Dot Rd, Pueblo, CO 81001, Phone: (202) 639-2217

Most common first names in Newtown, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James876.1 years
Mary883.6 years
John676.3 years
Guy480.7 years
Harold472.3 years
William474.4 years
Hattie385.6 years
Helen373.0 years
Nova388.7 years
Robert367.3 years
Most common last names in Newtown, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson764.6 years
Davis777.5 years
Brown677.8 years
Holt682.8 years
Busick482.7 years
Pauley473.3 years
Montgomery483.8 years
Taylor475.8 years
Grimes482.5 years
Hobbs381.0 years
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