Newton, Kansas Population 2024

18,288

Newton is a city located in Harvey County Kansas. Newton has a 2024 population of 18,288. It is also the county seat of Harvey County.Newton is currently declining at a rate of -0.28% annually and its population has decreased by -1.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 18,568 in 2020.

The average household income in Newton is $79,038 with a poverty rate of 11.73%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Newton is 40.1 years, 37.4 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Newton Demographics

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

  • White: 80.35%
  • Two or more races: 10.91%
  • Other race: 4.77%
  • Black or African American: 2.33%
  • Native American: 1.42%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
14.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,260.80/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.51% (-280)
The current population of Newton, Kansas is 18,288 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 18,568.

Newton, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,88780.35%
Two or more races2,02210.91%
Other race8834.77%
Black or African American4322.33%
Native American2641.42%
Asian300.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander90.05%
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

40.1

Total

37.4

Male

41.8

Female

Newton Adults

There are 14,383 adults, (3,374 of whom are seniors) in Newton.

Newton Age Dependency

68.3

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton Sex Ratio

Female9,17549.52%
Male9,35250.48%

Newton Population by Age

Newton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,2912.4868.931.1
Married3,5693.0484.515.5
Non Family2,3801.253.146.9
Female9183.545.254.8
Male4242.7878.121.9
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2.99

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

68.9%

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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 93.33%.

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,832

Average Earnings

$47,311

Average Male

$34,854

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

92.25% of Newton residents speak only English, while 7.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.85% of the population.

Newton Language

Newton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,3561,2739.53%
Hispanic3,59254515.17%
Multiple1,99925512.76%
Black40920449.88%
Other88315217.21%
Asian3026.67%
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11.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.12%

Male Poverty Rate

14.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton is Black, with 49.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton is Asian, with 6.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.2%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.18%.

Newton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.24%
High School10.34%
Some College8.23%
Bachelors or Greater5.51%
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Newton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed45.81%
Male Unemployed31.42%
Female Employed10.06%
Male Employed3.24%
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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

48.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

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 45-54.

Newton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Newton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,280

Number of Veterans

1,218

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

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Newton Veterans by War

count

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Newton Veterans by Age

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Newton Veterans by Race

Newton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.4%

Labor Force Participation

65.6%

Employment Rate

5.3%

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

71.36%

Born in Newton

96.1%

Native Born

3.9%

Foreign Born

1.62%

Non Citizen

2.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.1% of Newton residents were born in the United States, with 71.36% having been born in Kansas. 1.62% 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
202918,028-52-0.29%
202818,080-52-0.29%
202718,132-52-0.29%
202618,184-52-0.29%
202518,236-52-0.28%
202418,288-52-0.28%
202318,340-52-0.28%
202218,392-52-0.28%
202118,444-124-0.67%
202018,568-306-1.62%
201918,8741030.55%
201818,771-51-0.27%
201718,822-200-1.05%
201619,022-48-0.25%
201519,070760.4%
201418,994-81-0.42%
201319,075-45-0.24%
201219,120260.14%
201119,094-48-0.25%
201019,1421,95211.36%
200017,1904902.93%
199016,7003682.25%
198016,3328935.78%
197015,4395623.78%
196014,8773,28728.36%
195011,5905424.91%
194011,048140.13%
193011,0341,25312.81%
19209,7811,91924.41%
19107,8621,65426.64%
19006,20860310.76%
18905,6053,004115.49%
18802,601
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Newton Population by Year