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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,982
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+3,525
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married36.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.2%
Median Earnings25+$39,425
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,655
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,240

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,396
% Above Poverty Level82.8%
% Below Poverty Level17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work8%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,055
Median House Value$209,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.7%
Irish20.2%
Italian18%
German17%
Polish7.3%
English6.8%
Dutch3.9%
African3%
Swedish2%
Scottish1.8%
Nigerian1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Russian1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Austrian0.7%
Croatian0.6%
West Indian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Arab0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Swiss0.3%
US/American0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Guyanese0.2%
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Newton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Sussex County
Standard Zip Codes7860
Phone Area Codes862,973
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.05
Approximate Longitude-74.75

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 ST PAULS ABBEY
Distance3 miles
Jan Temp15 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip47.2 inches
StationHIGH POINT PARK
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp12 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 79 F
Oct Temp39 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationCHARLOTTEBURG RESERVOIR
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp15 to 36 F
Apr Temp35 to 60 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip52.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andover6,108$133,393
Branchville846$69,583
Fredon3,266$116,838
Lafayette2,386$101,509
Sparta19,167$142,324
Stillwater4,011$84,474

Newton Public Libraries

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

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Newton Hospitals

Newton Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
175 High Street
(973) 383-2121

Newton Public Schools

Florence M. Burd
219 Newton Sparta Road, (andover Township)
ZIP: 7860
(973) 940-1234
Primary
Total Enrollment 279
Fredon Township School District
459 Route 94
ZIP: 7860
(973) 383-4151
Primary
Total Enrollment 250
Halsted Middle School
59 Halsted Street
ZIP: 7860
(973) 383-7440
Middle
Total Enrollment 299
Kittatinny High School District
77 Halsey Road
ZIP: 7860
(973) 383-1800
High
Total Enrollment 1079
Long Pond School
707 Limecrest Rd, (andover Township)
ZIP: 7860
(973) 940-1234
Middle
Total Enrollment 280
Marian E. Mckeown Elementary School
One School Road
ZIP: 7860
(973) 383-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 317
Merriam Avenue School
81 Merriam Avenue
ZIP: 7860
(973) 383-7202
Primary
Total Enrollment 487
Newton High School
44 Ryerson Avenue
ZIP: 7860
(973) 383-7573
High
Total Enrollment 773

Newton Private Schools

Northwest Christian School
92 County Road 519
ZIP: 7860
Elementary
Total Enrollment 158
St Joseph Regional School
20 Jefferson St
ZIP: 7860
Elementary
Total Enrollment 192
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Newton between 1890 and 1901

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Newton between 1890 and 1901

Newton between 1890 and 1901

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