Newton

Whether you’re raising a family, starting a business or building a home, Newton has many great amenities — excellent schools, unique entertainment, beautiful art displays, and parks. Established in 1846 and incorporated as a city in 1857, Newton is the county seat of Jasper County and the largest city in the county.

Newton focuses on providing a safe community with a high quality of life, engaged residents, and a strong business community. Located 30 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, Newton was also named one of the “Top 10 Affordable Small Towns Where You Actually Want to Live” by Realtor.com.

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Population
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Population

Population2000201020202025
Newton15,54715,25415,25015,330

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4959884882
5-9984901908
10-14970904936
15-19884817869
20-24844840790
25-299861,002874
30-34860899951
35-39846981889
40-44939841983
45-491,084910864
50-541,086977896
55-599641,053927
60-649059711,047
65-69675836927
70-74577765802
75-79546582691
80-84544433487
85+601654605
18+11,79412,05912,071
Median Age424243

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

Population by Race

Newton2020
Total15,250.000
White Alone94.020
Black Alone1.810
American Indian Alone0.440
Asian Alone1.040
Pacific Islander Alone0.030
Some Other Race0.630
Two or More Races2.030
Hispanic Origin2.830
Diversity Index16.400

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

Growth Rate

Newton2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households6,7116,6686,5946,608
Housing Units7,1547,3397,4337,493
Owner Occupied Units4,4294,500
Renter Occupied Units2,1662,109
Vacant Units839885

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

Home Value

Newton20202025
Median Home Value$107,746$130,811
Average Home Value$130,030$147,723
<$50,000267161
$50,000 - $99,9991,7821,387
$100,000 - $149,9991,0651,140
$150,000 - $199,9998621,131
$200,000 - $249,999183259
$250,000 - $299,999153246
$300,000 - $399,99962119
$400,000 - $499,99923
$500,000 - $749,9993134
$1,000,000 +2121

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later12
2000-2009439
1990-1999657
1980-1989387
1970-1979878
1960-19691,061
1950-19591,320
1940-1949647
1939 or Before1,885

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

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Income
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Income

Newton20202025
Median Household$51,101$55,913
Average Household$62,835$70,840
Per Capita$27,115$30,463

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

Household Income Base

Newton2020
<$15,000762
$15,000 - $24,999722
$25,000 - $34,999732
$35,000 - $49,999990
$50,000 - $74,9991,353
$75,000 - $99,999990
$100,000 - $149,999755
$150,000 - $199,999189
$200,000+102

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+6,789
In-County Residents4,478
Out-of-County Residents2,284
Drive Alone5,586
Carpooled735
Public Transport55
Work at Home203
Less than 5 minutes579
5-9 minutes1,711
10-14 minutes1,154
15-19 minutes431
20-24 minutes355
25-29 minutes251
30-34 minutes308
35-39 minutes328
40-44 minutes458
45-59 minutes816
60-89 minutes177
90+ minutes18
Average Travel Time20

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees9,722
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt11
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction116
Manufacturing747
Wholesale Trade140
  
Retail Trade1,319
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers150
Furn & Home Furnish Str36
Electronics & Appl Store7
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip95
Food & Beverage Stores466
Health/Pers Care Stores73
Gasoline Stations36
Clothing/Accessory Store26
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music25
General Merchandise Str318
Misc Store Retailers83
Nonstore Retailers4
  
Transportation/Warehouse128
Information173
  
Finance & Insurance238
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn164
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv17
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other57
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing145
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv1,528
Legal Services55
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt38
Educational Services538
HealthCare/Social Assist2,583
Arts/Entertainment/Rec51
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs851
Accommodation88
Food Srv/Drinking Places763
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin482
Auto Repair/Maintenance142
Public Administration Emp591

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

Educational Attainment (25+)

Newton2020
Some High School596
Graduated High School3,892
Associates Degree1,139
Bachelor's Degree1,420
Graduate Degree370

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses665
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus4
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus25
Manufacturing Bus28
Wholesale Trade Bus12
  
Retail Trade Bus90
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus8
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus4
Electronics & Appl Store Bus4
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus11
Food & Beverage Stores Bus15
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus10
Gasoline Stations Bus5
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus6
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus8
General Merchandise Str Bus4
Misc Store Retailers Bus13
Nonstore Retailers Bus2
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus13
Information Bus11
  
Finance & Insurance Bus40
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus16
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus7
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus17
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus37
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus49
Legal Services Bus11
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus15
Educational Services Bus19
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus63
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus12
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus52
Accommodation Bus11
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus41
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus106
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus16
Public Administration Bus59

Source: ESRI, 2020-02-26

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