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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,103
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+8,860
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married55.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.5%
Median Earnings25+$33,785
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,194
Median Earnings With High School Degree$23,521

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,623
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$707
Median House Value$101,200

Ancestry

German34.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.3%
Irish9.4%
English6.9%
French Except Basque2.7%
Italian2.2%
Swedish2.1%
Scottish1.6%
Polish1.5%
Swiss1.4%
Norwegian1.2%
Russian1.2%
Czech0.7%
African0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Dutch0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
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Newton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Harvey County
Standard Zip Codes67114, 67117
Phone Area Codes316, 620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.04
Approximate Longitude-97.34

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 2 SW
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip31.5 inches
StationFLORENCE
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 69 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip32.3 inches
StationWICHITA MID-CONTINENT AP
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 70 F
Annual Precip30.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elbing308$88,542
Halstead2,247$65,694
Hesston3,541$75,781
North Newton1,901$74,563
Sedgwick1,600$66,364
Walton243$55,625

Newton Public Libraries

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

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Newton Hospitals

Prairie View Inc
(Non-profit)
1901 E First Street Po Box 467
(316) 284-6400
Newton Medical Center
(Non-profit)
600 Medical Center Drive
(316) 283-2700

Newton Public Schools

Chisholm Middle School
900 E. First
ZIP: 67114
(316) 284-6260
Middle
Total Enrollment 523
Eby Learning Center I
900 W 12th
ZIP: 67114
(316) 284-6280
Newton Sr High
900 West 12th
ZIP: 67114
(316) 284-6280
High
Total Enrollment 1058
Northridge Elementary
1900 Windsor Dr.
ZIP: 67114
(316) 284-6540
Primary
Total Enrollment 267
Santa Fe 5/6 Center
130 W. Broadway
ZIP: 67114
(316) 284-6270
Middle
Total Enrollment 538
Slate Creek Elementary
901 E. 4th
ZIP: 67114
(316) 284-6550
Primary
Total Enrollment 326
South Breeze Elementary
1020 Old Main
ZIP: 67114
(316) 284-6560
Primary
Total Enrollment 388
Sunset Elementary
619 Boyd
ZIP: 67114
(316) 284-6570
Primary
Total Enrollment 295

Newton Private Schools

Newton Bible Christian School
900 Old Main St
ZIP: 67114
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Newton Christian High School
208 N Meridian Rd
ZIP: 67114
Secondary
Total Enrollment 9
Prairie View Special Purpose School
1901 E 1st St
ZIP: 67114
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 17
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