Newton, Illinois Population 2024

2,765

Newton is a city located in Jasper County Illinois. Newton has a 2024 population of 2,765. It is also the county seat of Jasper County.Newton is currently growing at a rate of 0.14% annually and its population has increased by 0.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,763 in 2020.

The average household income in Newton is $64,305 with a poverty rate of 11.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Newton is 46.4 years, 41 years for males, and 52.9 years for females.

Newton Demographics

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

  • White: 97.16%
  • Two or more races: 2.13%
  • Other race: 0.37%
  • Black or African American: 0.34%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,323.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.07% (2)
The current population of Newton, Illinois is 2,765 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,763.

Newton, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,87397.16%
Two or more races632.13%
Other race110.37%
Black or African American100.34%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Newton Population by Race

Newton Population Pyramid 2024

Newton Median Age

46.4

Total

41

Male

52.9

Female

Newton Adults

There are 2,452 adults, (693 of whom are seniors) in Newton.

Newton Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton Sex Ratio

Female1,45049.04%
Male1,50750.96%

Newton Population by Age

Newton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3742.0971.728.3
Married6012.6992.37.7
Non Family5031.1359.240.8
Female1562.8261.538.5
Male1142.0931.668.4
showing: 5 rows

2.58

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

71.7%

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 other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 38.71%.

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,426

Average Earnings

$47,371

Average Male

$24,707

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

99.17% of Newton residents speak only English, while 0.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.72% of the population.

Newton Language

Newton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,78430010.78%
Hispanic2222100%
Other1111100%
Multiple52713.46%
Black55100%
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11.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.41%

Male Poverty Rate

12.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton is White, with 10.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 16.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.25%.

Newton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School13.73%
Less Than 9th Grade11.31%
Some College7.3%
Bachelors or Greater
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Newton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed11.4%
Female Unemployed6.25%
Male Employed1.61%
Male Unemployed
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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

46.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

44.2%

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 45-54, 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

202

Number of Veterans

194

Male Veterans

8

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

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

5.1%

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

87.99%

Born in Newton

99.59%

Native Born

0.41%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

0.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.59% of Newton residents were born in the United States, with 87.99% having been born in Illinois. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Newton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,78540.14%
20282,78140.14%
20272,77740.14%
20262,77340.14%
20252,76940.14%
20242,76540.14%
20232,76140.15%
20222,75740.15%
20212,753-10-0.36%
20202,763-100-3.49%
20192,86380.28%
20182,855250.88%
20172,830-18-0.63%
20162,848-22-0.77%
20152,870-3-0.1%
20142,873110.38%
20132,862-20-0.69%
20122,882-26-0.89%
20112,90890.31%
20102,899-170-5.54%
20003,069-85-2.69%
19903,154-32-1%
19803,1861625.36%
19703,0241234.24%
19602,9011214.35%
19502,780
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Newton Population by Year