Newton, Illinois Population 2021

2,855
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Newton is a city located in Jasper County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Jasper County. With a 2020 population of 2,855, it is the 423rd largest city in Illinois and the 6396th largest city in the United States . Newton is currently declining at a rate of -0.14% annually but its population has increased by 0.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,849 in 2010. Newton reached it's highest population of 3,186 in 1980. Spanning over 2 miles, Newton has a population density of 1,366 people per square mile.

The average household income in Newton is $47,435 with a poverty rate of 24.09%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $515 per month, and the median house value is $73,300. The median age in Newton is 44.3 years, 41.5 years for males, and 49.2 years for females.

Newton Demographics

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

  • White: 97.58%
  • Two or more races: 1.32%
  • Black or African American: 0.82%
  • Other race: 0.28%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Newton, Illinois is 2,855 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 2,867.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,849.

Newton, Illinois Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,74297.58%
Two or More Races371.32%
Black or African American230.82%
Some Other Race80.28%
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Newton Population by Race

Newton Population Pyramid $2021

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Newton Median Age

44.3


Total

41.5


Male

49.2


Female

Newton Adults

There are 2,213 adults, (645 of whom are seniors) in Newton.

Newton Age Dependency

79.2

Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton Sex Ratio

Female

1,544

54.95%

Male

1,266

45.05%

Newton Population by Age

Newton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Newton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married78%22%
All58.1%41.9%
Non Family49.1%50.9%
Female31.4%68.6%

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Newton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2652.1658.1
Non Family6891.2149.1
Married4373.3278
Female1213.3631.4
Male182.56100

3.24

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Newton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1286.35%
9th to 12th Grade1115.51%
High School Graduate82140.74%
Some College35917.82%
Associates Degree25312.56%
Bachelors Degree22511.17%
Graduate Degree1185.86%
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Newton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,9321,697334
2+ Races37371
Hispanic25254
Black19153
Other Race665

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 83.33%.

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,540$36,986$26,148
Less Than 9th Grade$15,125$$
High School Graduate$25,565$35,736$16,995
Some College$32,763$38,704$28,942
Bachelors Degree$37,917$58,214$32,148
Graduate Degree$78,403$105,298$

$31,540

Average Earnings

$36,986

Average Male

$26,148

Average Female

Newton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Newton Language by Age

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Newton Language

96.01% of Newton residents speak only English, while 3.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.99% of the population.

Newton Language

Newton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,59162224.01%
Hispanic251248.00%
Black161062.50%

24.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.88%

Male Poverty Rate

29.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton is Black, with 62.50% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton is White, with 24.01% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.34%.

Newton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.34%
High School31.49%
Some College9.82%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%

Newton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed18.58%
Male Unemployed12.12%
Male Employed4.18%

Newton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Newton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,835$47,435
Families$57,386$69,720
Married Families$65,250-
Non Families$23,369$27,685
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Income by Household Type

Newton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.0%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Newton Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Newton Marital Status

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148

Number of Veterans

148

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam87
First Gulf War19
World War II15
Second Gulf War12
Korea

Newton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7458
75+45
35 to 5428
55 to 6417
18 to 34

Newton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1436.69%
Other Race562.50%
Hispanic416.00%

Newton Veterans by Race

Newton Veterans by Education

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18.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton Veterans by Education

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58.5%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Newton Employment by Age

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Newton Employment by Race

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Newton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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86.94%

Born in Newton

97.97%

Native Born

2.03%

Foreign Born

1.74%

Non Citizen

0.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.97% of Newton residents were born in the United States, with 86.94% having been born in Illinois. 1.74% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,855-4-0.14%
20202,859-4-0.14%
20192,863-4-0.14%
20182,867291.02%
20172,838-20-0.70%
20162,858-14-0.49%
20152,872-5-0.17%
20142,877120.42%
20132,865-21-0.73%
20122,886-24-0.82%
20112,91080.28%
20102,902-167-0.56%
20003,069-85-0.27%
19903,154-32-0.10%
19803,1861620.52%
19703,0241230.42%
19602,9011210.43%
19502,7800.00%

Newton Population by Year