Newton, Illinois

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Newton, Illinois

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High Points

Newton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Newton Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 12% Newton Affordability of Rents
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Newton Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Newton, Illinois

Comparing Newton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Age of the Population 7 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 3
Racial Diversity 2 3
Male Share of the Population 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 3
Average Household Size 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 5
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Working at Home 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Housing Recently Built 5 6

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Newton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles SW of Terre Haute, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 116 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Jasper
Standard Zip Codes 62448
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.99
Longitude -88.162

Newton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station NEWTON 6 SSE
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 41.2 inches
Station OLNEY 2 S
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
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Newton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,069 100%
Male 1,409 45.9%
Female 1,660 54.1%
Under 18 732 23.9%
18+ 2,337 76.1%
65+ 649 21.1%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 2.94
White 3,038 99%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 6 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 7 0.2%
Mixed Race 15 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 0.6%

Estimated Newton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,038
Growth -31
Growth % -1%

Newton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 45.4%
US/American 15.2%
Irish 8%
English 7.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.2%
French (except Basque) 5.2%
European 1.9%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Dutch 1.5%
Norwegian 1.4%
British 1.3%
Swedish 1.2%
Scottish 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Italian 0.6%
Swiss 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Newton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bogota (62448)
Wakefield (62448)
Wendelin (62448)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Newton 3,069 $42,788
Dieterich 591 $48,000
Hidalgo 123 $26,875
Jewett 232 $42,083
Oblong 1,580 $36,532
Wheeler 119 $23,333
Willow Hill 250 $30,625

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Newton High Schools (2004)

Serves 621 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

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