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 provides a convenient location for those who want the charm of small town living and the employment and entertainment options of a metro area. 

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Population
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Population

Population2000201020212026
Newton15,54715,25415,50815,594

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4959877878
5-9984897912
10-14970918942
15-19884825888
20-24844797762
25-29986984851
30-34860955950
35-398461,053951
40-449398611,041
45-491,084852876
50-541,086945840
55-599641,073926
60-649051,0121,049
65-69675875996
70-74577833820
75-79546604747
80-84544454509
85+601691659
18+11,79412,30612,321
Median Age424343

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Newton2021
Total15,508.000
White Alone93.670
Black Alone1.880
American Indian Alone0.400
Asian Alone1.010
Pacific Islander Alone0.030
Some Other Race0.810
Two or More Races2.210
Hispanic Origin3.700
Diversity Index18.500

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Newton2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population0%0%
Households0%0%
Families0%0%
Median Household Income%1%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households6,7116,6686,8236,886
Housing Units7,1547,3397,6137,700
Owner Occupied Units4,6844,797
Renter Occupied Units2,1392,089
Vacant Units790814

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Newton20212026
Median Home Value$119,989$130,572
Average Home Value$134,648$148,009
<$50,000289254
$50,000 - $99,9991,4951,305
$100,000 - $149,9991,3971,373
$150,000 - $199,999882993
$200,000 - $249,999342434
$250,000 - $299,999175259
$300,000 - $399,99963107
$400,000 - $499,9992039
$500,000 - $749,9991322
$1,000,000 +22

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later19
2000-2009360
1990-1999810
1980-1989485
1970-19791,054
1960-1969749
1950-19591,396
1940-1949600
1939 or Before1,919

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Newton20212026
Median Household$50,737$52,932
Average Household$62,056$67,166
Per Capita$27,277$29,630

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Newton2021
<$15,000730
$15,000 - $24,999685
$25,000 - $34,999853
$35,000 - $49,9991,080
$50,000 - $74,9991,399
$75,000 - $99,999917
$100,000 - $149,999933
$150,000 - $199,999122
$200,000+105

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+7,079
In-County Residents4,931
Out-of-County Residents2,119
Drive Alone5,560
Carpooled721
Public Transport14
Work at Home265
Less than 5 minutes646
5-9 minutes1,898
10-14 minutes1,263
15-19 minutes611
20-24 minutes332
25-29 minutes145
30-34 minutes341
35-39 minutes242
40-44 minutes444
45-59 minutes715
60-89 minutes135
90+ minutes42
Average Travel Time19

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees9,667
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt9
Mining0
Utilities4
Construction134
Manufacturing1,027
Wholesale Trade88
  
Retail Trade1,398
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers218
Furn & Home Furnish Str32
Electronics & Appl Store4
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip88
Food & Beverage Stores453
Health/Pers Care Stores79
Gasoline Stations66
Clothing/Accessory Store25
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music24
General Merchandise Str320
Misc Store Retailers85
Nonstore Retailers4
  
Transportation/Warehouse83
Information147
  
Finance & Insurance215
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn157
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv16
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other42
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing92
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv1,388
Legal Services66
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises3
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt43
Educational Services656
HealthCare/Social Assist2,460
Arts/Entertainment/Rec56
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs885
Accommodation87
Food Srv/Drinking Places798
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin398
Auto Repair/Maintenance89
Public Administration Emp580

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Newton2021
Some High School595
Graduated High School4,350
Associates Degree1,158
Bachelor's Degree1,210
Graduate Degree484

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses654
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus3
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus1
Construction Bus23
Manufacturing Bus27
Wholesale Trade Bus12
  
Retail Trade Bus99
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus14
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus3
Electronics & Appl Store Bus3
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus9
Food & Beverage Stores Bus14
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus10
Gasoline Stations Bus6
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus8
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus7
General Merchandise Str Bus5
Misc Store Retailers Bus14
Nonstore Retailers Bus6
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus8
Information Bus10
  
Finance & Insurance Bus33
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus15
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus6
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus12
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus32
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus52
Legal Services Bus13
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus13
Educational Services Bus20
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus67
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus11
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus53
Accommodation Bus9
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus44
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus106
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus14
Public Administration Bus58

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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