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Overview

Introduction to Newton, Iowa

Newton, Iowa, in Jasper county, is located 29 miles E of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center) and is 152 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska.

Newton History

Newton was established in 1850, and was incorporated in 1857. Originally Newton was a manufacturing community, and its growth happened from the washing machine industry. Newton gained national recognition when martial law was declared at the Maytag Washing Machine Company strike in 1938.

Newton and nearby Attractions

  • Newton Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
  • Newton Mall
  • Agnes Patterson Memorial Park
  • International Wrestling Institute & Museum
  • Jasper County Historical Museum

Things To Do In Newton

Tourists in Newton can pick up stuff from the Newton Mall. Visitors can also view the Jasper County Historical Museum as well as the International Wrestling Institute and Museum. There are several parks that can be seen including the Denniston Knolls Park, Agnes Patterson Memorial Park, Maytag Park, and the Thirty Acre Park. The Newton Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a place where tourists love to hang out. Iowa Sculpture Festival takes place in Newton during the month of June.

Newton Transportation

Des Moines International Airport is the nearest airport.

Newton Higher Education

The higher education institutes that the residents of Newton can attend include the Iowa State University, Drake University, Des Moines Community College, and Indian Hills Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,090
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+6,798
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,223
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,119
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,679

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,677
% Above Poverty Level87.4%
% Below Poverty Level12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone34.1%
Median Gross Rent$707
Median House Value$98,100

Ancestry

German29.9%
Irish13.7%
English11.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.9%
Dutch6.9%
Norwegian5.1%
Italian2.8%
Swedish2.6%
French Except Basque2.5%
Scottish2.2%
Welsh2%
Czech1.6%
Polish0.9%
Slovak0.4%
Russian0.3%
Luxemburger0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Newton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Jasper County
Standard Zip Codes50208
Phone Area Codes641
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.69
Approximate Longitude-93.04

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)

StationNEWTON
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp9 to 29 F
Apr Temp37 to 62 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip34.4 inches
StationGRINNELL 3 SW
Distance15.4 miles
Jan Temp8 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 63 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationMARSHALLTOWN
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp7 to 27 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baxter1,081$61,295
Colfax1,925$62,153
Kellogg777$64,063
Lambs Grove200$73,750
Monroe1,875$71,250
Reasnor175$48,125

Newton Public Libraries

Newton Public Library
100 N 3RD AVE W
Newton, Iowa
(641) 792-4108

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Newton Hospitals

Skiff Medical Center
(Government - Local)
204 N Fourth Ave E
(515) 792-1273

Newton Public Schools

Aurora Heights Elementary School
310 E 23rd St So
ZIP: 50208
(641) 792-7324
Middle
Total Enrollment 336
Basics And Beyond Alternative School
700 N 4th Ave E Suite200
ZIP: 50208
(641) 792-5809
High
Total Enrollment 52
Berg Elementary School
1900 N 5th Ave East
ZIP: 50208
(641) 792-7742
Primary
Total Enrollment 457
Berg Middle School
1900 N 5th Ave East
ZIP: 50208
(641) 792-7741
Middle
Total Enrollment 453
Emerson Hough Elementary School
700 N 4th Ave East
ZIP: 50208
(641) 792-3982
Primary
Total Enrollment 125
Newton Senior High School
800 E 4th St So
ZIP: 50208
(641) 792-5797
High
Total Enrollment 792
Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
112 Thomas Jefferson Rd
ZIP: 50208
(641) 792-2498
Primary
Total Enrollment 414
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School
801 S 8th Ave West
ZIP: 50208
(641) 792-7311
Middle
Total Enrollment 325

Newton Private Schools

Newton Christian School
1710 N 11th Ave E
ZIP: 50208
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
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