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The City of Newton had a population of 15,187 as of July 1, 2016. Newton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newton is located at latitude 41.6965 and longitude -93.0405 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newton (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 955 feet.

The City of Newton (GNIS ID: 2395229) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Newton is located within Township of Newton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jasper County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newton: Newton City.

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Newton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,187
Population in Households 14,758
Population in Familes 11,262
Population in Group Qrtrs 429
Population Density1 1,358
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 6,582
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 3,943
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,250 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,332 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 793 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $110,302
Average Home Value $131,318


Median Household Income $46,698
Average Household Income $57,766
Per Capita Income $25,336
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% 0.06%
Households -0.21% 0.01%
Families -0.42% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Newton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 30 97th
Population Density1 # 141 86th
Diversity Index2 # 240 76th
Median Household Income # 717 29th
Per Capita Income # 644 36th

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