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
Newton15,54715,25415,33915,427

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Age

Population201020202025
0-4959881876
5-9984908910
10-14970914933
15-19884815878
20-24844838784
25-299861,005865
30-34860890947
35-398461,011884
40-449398531,013
45-491,084899878
50-541,086975883
55-599641,069924
60-649059871,065
65-69675838947
70-74577773815
75-79546587710
80-84544440499
85+601655617
18+11,79412,13112,171
Median Age424243

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Population by Race

Newton2020
Total15,339.000
White Alone93.680
Black Alone1.920
American Indian Alone0.360
Asian Alone1.080
Pacific Islander Alone0.030
Some Other Race0.750
Two or More Races2.180
Hispanic Origin3.250
Diversity Index17.700

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Growth Rate

Newton2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%1%

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020202025
Households6,7116,6686,6996,744
Housing Units7,1547,3397,5127,588
Owner Occupied Units4,5454,614
Renter Occupied Units2,1542,131
Vacant Units813844

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Home Value

Newton20202025
Median Home Value$102,716$107,962
Average Home Value$121,429$128,544
<$50,000308292
$50,000 - $99,9991,9011,833
$100,000 - $149,9991,1601,143
$150,000 - $199,999756802
$200,000 - $249,999210247
$250,000 - $299,999137190
$300,000 - $399,9994058
$400,000 - $499,99923
$500,000 - $749,9992135
$1,000,000 +911

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later18
2000-2009366
1990-1999721
1980-1989432
1970-1979965
1960-1969994
1950-19591,363
1940-1949661
1939 or Before1,821

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Income
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Income

Newton20202025
Median Household$48,557$50,178
Average Household$60,842$64,336
Per Capita$26,518$28,071

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Household Income Base

Newton2020
<$15,000857
$15,000 - $24,999739
$25,000 - $34,999758
$35,000 - $49,9991,072
$50,000 - $74,9991,325
$75,000 - $99,999954
$100,000 - $149,999724
$150,000 - $199,999167
$200,000+102

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+6,916
In-County Residents4,735
Out-of-County Residents2,135
Drive Alone5,535
Carpooled721
Public Transport18
Work at Home297
Less than 5 minutes613
5-9 minutes1,851
10-14 minutes1,205
15-19 minutes489
20-24 minutes369
25-29 minutes167
30-34 minutes378
35-39 minutes323
40-44 minutes423
45-59 minutes660
60-89 minutes121
90+ minutes20
Average Travel Time19

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees9,834
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt3
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction124
Manufacturing1,284
Wholesale Trade111
  
Retail Trade1,376
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers231
Furn & Home Furnish Str32
Electronics & Appl Store4
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip84
Food & Beverage Stores458
Health/Pers Care Stores76
Gasoline Stations40
Clothing/Accessory Store23
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music23
General Merchandise Str318
Misc Store Retailers83
Nonstore Retailers4
  
Transportation/Warehouse112
Information182
  
Finance & Insurance216
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn151
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv18
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other47
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing126
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv1,323
Legal Services59
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt41
Educational Services620
HealthCare/Social Assist2,336
Arts/Entertainment/Rec53
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs869
Accommodation83
Food Srv/Drinking Places786
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin436
Auto Repair/Maintenance83
Public Administration Emp579

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

Educational Attainment (25+)

Newton2020
Some High School568
Graduated High School4,146
Associates Degree1,117
Bachelor's Degree1,163
Graduate Degree377

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses650
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus2
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus24
Manufacturing Bus27
Wholesale Trade Bus14
  
Retail Trade Bus94
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus11
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus3
Electronics & Appl Store Bus3
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus10
Food & Beverage Stores Bus13
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus10
Gasoline Stations Bus6
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus7
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus8
General Merchandise Str Bus4
Misc Store Retailers Bus13
Nonstore Retailers Bus6
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus10
Information Bus10
  
Finance & Insurance Bus35
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus14
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus7
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus14
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus35
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus47
Legal Services Bus10
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus12
Educational Services Bus19
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus63
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus12
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus52
Accommodation Bus10
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus42
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus103
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus14
Public Administration Bus58

Source: ESRI, 2020-09-02

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