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Overview

Introduction to Newton, New Jersey

Newton, New Jersey, in Sussex county, is 22 miles NW of Parsippany, New Jersey and 37 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey.

Newton History

In 1751, Henry Harelocker, a German immigrant, became the first permanent European settler in the area. Deputy Surveyor Samuel Green plotted the site of the town in October of 1715. Newton was incorporated by an Act of the State Legislature on April 11, 1864.

Newton and nearby Attractions

  • Fosterfields Living Historical Farm
  • Hidden Valley
  • Farny State Park
  • Wild West City
  • Whippany Railway Museum

Things To Do In Newton

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morris Plains Museum, and Hackettstown Historical Museum are some of the local museums and historical sites. Other nearby historic sites include the Morristown National Historical Park and Waterloo Village. The Branch Brook Park, the Ramapo Valley County Reservation, and the Brookdale Park are the local parks and recreational areas, while the Bergen County Zoological Park, the Black River & Western Railroad, and the Brooklyn Borough Hall are all accessible from Newton as well.

Newton Transportation

Sullivan County International is the nearest major airport.

Newton Higher Education

Sussex County Community College is the local college. Other nearby colleges include Centenary College and the College of Saint Elizabeth.

People

Total Population 8,036
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,525
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 38.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $66,625
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 38.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,075
Median House Value $217,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 6.1%
Irish 20.5%

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

Newton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles NW of Parsippany, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Sussex
Standard Zip Codes 07860
Phone Area Codes 973
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.058
Longitude -74.753

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 ST PAULS ABBEY
Distance 3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
Station HIGH POINT PARK
Distance 17.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station CHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance 17.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 52.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Fredon Township (07860)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andover 6,127 $131,217
Branchville 889 $73,438
Fredon 3,315 $121,019
Lafayette 2,350 $99,138
Sparta 19,440 $142,727
Stillwater 3,995 $81,861

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

Newton Public Libraries

Library
Sussex County Library
125 MORRIS TURNPIKE
Newton, New Jersey
(973) 948-3660

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Newton Hospitals

NEWTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
175 HIGH ST
(973) 383-2121
Emergency Service: Yes

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Newton High Schools

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KITTATINNY REG HIGH
77 HALSEY ROAD
201-383-1800
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,311 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

NEWTON HIGH
44 RYERSON AVENUE
973-383-7573
Serves 851 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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