West Newton, Pennsylvania

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West Newton, Pennsylvania

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

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 13% West Newton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of West Newton, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 5
Average Household Size 3 5


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 3
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 6
People Living Alone 9 7
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Housing Recently Built 1 3

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West Newton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 20 miles SE of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Westmoreland
Metro Area Pittsburgh
Standard Zip Codes 15089
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.209
Longitude -79.767

West 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 DONORA 1 SW
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.6 inches
Station DONEGAL 2 NW
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Distance 20.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 36 to 63 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
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West Newton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,083 100%
Male 1,429 46.4%
Female 1,654 53.6%
Under 18 657 21.3%
18+ 2,426 78.7%
65+ 657 21.3%
Median Age 41.5
Average Family Size 2.98
White 3,006 97.5%
African-American 35 1.1%
Asian 7 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 5 0.2%
Mixed Race 25 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 13 0.4%

Estimated West Newton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,948
Growth -135
Growth % -4.4%

West 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 21.4%
English 13.8%
Italian 12%
Irish 9.1%
US/American 9.1%
Slovak 6.2%
Polish 3.6%
Russian 2.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Scottish 2.4%
Hungarian 2.3%
Slovene 2.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Slavic 1.1%
Pennsylvania German 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Syrian 1.1%
Welsh 1%
Lebanese 1%
Ukrainian 0.9%
Serbian 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Czech 0.6%
Jamaican 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Newton 3,083 $41,063
Arona 407 $50,250
Donora 5,653 $37,176
Madison 510 $46,250
North Belle Vernon 2,107 $39,728
Smithton 444 $36,250
Sutersville 636 $33,750
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