Newton, Iowa Population 2024

15,692

Newton is a city located in Jasper County Iowa. Newton has a 2024 population of 15,692. It is also the county seat of Jasper County.Newton is currently growing at a rate of 0.01% annually but its population has decreased by -0.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,747 in 2020.

The average household income in Newton is $67,923 with a poverty rate of 12.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Newton is 42.1 years, 39.3 years for males, and 45.9 years for females.

Newton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Newton was:

  • White: 92.45%
  • Two or more races: 4.08%
  • Black or African American: 2.21%
  • Other race: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
11.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,393.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.35% (-55)
The current population of Newton, Iowa is 15,692 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,747.

Newton, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,50792.45%
Two or more races6404.08%
Black or African American3472.21%
Other race1621.03%
Native American210.13%
Asian150.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Newton Population by Race

Newton Population Pyramid 2024

Newton Median Age

42.1

Total

39.3

Male

45.9

Female

Newton Adults

There are 12,157 adults, (3,455 of whom are seniors) in Newton.

Newton Age Dependency

80.3

Age Dependency Ratio

39.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton Sex Ratio

Female7,64448.71%
Male8,04851.29%

Newton Population by Age

Newton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,5272.3469.130.9
Married2,6792.984.815.2
Non Family2,6361.259.540.5
Female8043.142.557.5
Male4084.5680.619.4
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3.01

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Newton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Newton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,301

Average Earnings

$43,637

Average Male

$33,281

Average Female

Newton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Newton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Newton Language

92.96% of Newton residents speak only English, while 7.04% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.22% of the population.

Newton Language

Newton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,7561,44010.47%
Multiple64035455.31%
Hispanic6446510.09%
Black347349.8%
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12.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.68%

Male Poverty Rate

11.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton is Multiple, with 55.31% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton is Black, with 9.8% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.59%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.64%.

Newton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.88%
High School15.2%
Some College7.47%
Bachelors or Greater2.29%
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Newton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed87.25%
Male Unemployed31.97%
Female Employed7.56%
Male Employed6.9%
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Newton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Newton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Newton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

46.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Newton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Newton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Newton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Newton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

898

Number of Veterans

864

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

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Newton Veterans by War

count

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Newton Veterans by Age

count

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Newton Veterans by Race

Newton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.8%

Labor Force Participation

57.9%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Newton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Newton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Newton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.15%

Born in Newton

95.79%

Native Born

4.21%

Foreign Born

2.96%

Non Citizen

1.25%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.79% of Newton residents were born in the United States, with 76.15% having been born in Iowa. 2.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Newton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202915,70220.01%
202815,70020.01%
202715,69820.01%
202615,69620.01%
202515,69420.01%
202415,69220.01%
202315,69020.01%
202215,68820.01%
202115,686-61-0.39%
202015,7475643.71%
201915,183-14-0.09%
201815,197130.09%
201715,184550.36%
201615,12940.03%
201515,125-108-0.71%
201415,233440.29%
201315,189880.58%
201215,101-43-0.28%
201115,144-96-0.63%
201015,240-339-2.18%
200015,5797905.34%
199014,789-503-3.29%
198015,292-327-2.09%
197015,6192381.55%
196015,3813,65831.2%
195011,7231,26112.05%
194010,462-1,098-9.5%
193011,5604,93374.44%
19206,6272,01143.57%
19104,61693425.37%
19003,6821,11843.6%
18902,564-43-1.65%
18802,607
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Newton Population by Year