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Overview

Introduction to Newton, Kansas

Newton, Kansas, in Harvey county, is located 24 miles N of Wichita, Kansas. The city is in the Wichita area. There are 17,190 residents in Newton.

Newton History

The city of Newton is the county seat of Harvey County, and located in the metro area of Wichita. The city was named after Newton, Massachusetts and was incorporated in the year 1872. It is also known as the "bloody and lawless - the wickedest city in the west" due to the Gunfight of 1871 at Hide Park. The city was the Middle Division Dispatching Headquarters for the "Santa Fe" Railroad till the middle of the year 1980. In 1995, the Santa Fe combined with the Burlington Northern Railroad to become the largest railroads of the country.

Newton and nearby Attractions

  • Cheney State Park
  • Fox Ridge Golf Course
  • Rolling Hills County Club
  • Wichita Greyhound Park
  • Mennonite Heritage Museum

Things To Do In Newton

One can enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of the Cheney State Park, which offers facilities for sailing, fishing and camping. To be a part of the festivities of Newton, travelers can visit the city during the months of April and June and enjoy the Apple Blossom Festival and Chisholm Trail Festival. The Fox Ridge Golf Course is spread across a wide area of rolling green meadows and is a "must visit" for the golf enthusiasts.

Newton Transportation

The Wichita Mid - Continent Airport is the nearest airport.

Newton Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are available through Hutchinson Community College, Newman University, Wichita State University, and Friends University.

People

Total Population 19,139
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 8,810
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 52.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,507
% Above Poverty Level 83.2%
% Below Poverty Level 16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $731
Median House Value $96,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 30.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.8%
Irish 10.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Newton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 24 miles N of Wichita, Kansas
County Harvey
Metro Area Wichita
Standard Zip Codes 67114, 67117
Phone Area Codes 316
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.046
Longitude -97.344

Newton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEWTON 2 SW
Distance 1.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Station FLORENCE
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 32.3 inches
Station WICHITA MID-CONTINENT AP
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Zimmerdale (67114)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Elbing 285 $85,000
Halstead 2,305 $70,265
Hesston 3,566 $76,542
North Newton 1,782 $75,417

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Newton Public Libraries

Library
Newton Public Library
720 N. OAK
Newton, Kansas
(316) 283-2890
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Newton Hospitals

NEWTON MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
600 MEDICAL CENTER DR PO BOX 308
(316) 283-2700
Emergency Service: Yes

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NEWTON SR HIGH
900 WEST 12TH
316-284-6280
Serves 1,148 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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