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The City of Newton had a population of 2,799 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Newton is located at latitude 38.9882 and longitude -88.1648 in Jasper County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.85 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jasper County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 535 feet.

The City of Newton (GNIS ID: 2395228) 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 Wade, 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, 2017.

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Newton, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,799
Daytime Population: Workers 2,332
Daytime Population: Residents 1,513
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,845
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 2,745
Population in Familes 2,136
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 1,517
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $40,829
Average Household Income $56,329
Per Capita Income $24,311


Total Housing Units 1,375 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 837 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 360 (26.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 178 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $80,548
Average Home Value $98,865


Total Households 1,197
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 744
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.24% -0.19%
Households -0.36% -0.27%
Families -0.54% -0.41%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Newton, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 451 67th
Population Density # 457 67th
Diversity Index # 921 33rd
Median Household Income # 1152 16th
Per Capita Income # 925 32nd

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