Newton is a city located in Jasper County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Jasper County. With a 2020 population of 2,763, it is the 440th largest city in Illinois and the 9267th largest city in the United States. Newton is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -4.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,884 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Newton has a population density of 1,322 people per square mile.
The average household income in Newton is $47,435 with a poverty rate of 19.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $629 per month, and the median house value is $79,400. The median age in Newton is 44.3 years, 41.5 years for males, and 49.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Newtonwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 57.14%.
95.27% of Newton residents speak only English, while 4.73% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.69% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton is Black, with 58.33% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.40%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.82%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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97.75% of Newton residents were born in the United States, with 88.70% having been born in Illinois. 2.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.