Newton, Massachusetts Population 2020

89,406
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Newton is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 89,406, it is the 11th largest city in Massachusetts and the 378th largest city in the United States. Newton is currently growing at a rate of 0.28% annually and its population has increased by 5.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 85,146 in 2010. Newton reached it's highest population of 92,384 in 1960. Spanning over 18 miles, Newton has a population density of 5,015 people per square mile.

The average household income in Newton is $197,482 with a poverty rate of 4.27%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,829 per month, and the median house value is $886,100. The median age in Newton is 41.1 years, 40 years for males, and 41.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.6 males.

Newton Demographics

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

  • White: 77.01%
  • Asian: 14.47%
  • Two or more races: 3.32%
  • Black or African American: 3.31%
  • Other race: 1.78%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Newton, Massachusetts is 89,406, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 88,904.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 85,146.

Newton, Massachusetts Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20204,936,98030,8000.62%
20194,906,18030,7900.63%
20184,875,39030,7900.63%
20174,844,60033,5000.69%
20164,811,10031,3500.65%
20154,779,75031,9300.67%
20144,747,82044,5000.94%
20134,703,32046,6200.99%
20124,656,70047,2301.01%
20114,609,47043,0200.93%
20104,566,4500.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White68,27877.01%
Asian12,82914.47%
Two or More Races2,9423.32%
Black or African American2,9393.31%
Some Other Race1,5821.78%
American Indian and Alaska Native820.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.01%
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Newton Population Pyramid 2020

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Newton Median Age

41.1


Total

40


Male

41.8


Female

Newton Adults

There are 69,080 adults, (15,678 of whom are seniors) in Newton.

Newton Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton Sex Ratio

Female

47,267

53.31%

Male

41,393

46.69%

Newton Households and Families

Newton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Newton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.4%14.6%
All71.5%28.5%
Male62.8%37.2%
Female51.7%48.3%
Non Family49%51%

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All30,8492.6271.5
Married18,6393.1785.4
Non Family8,6211.3149
Female2,9302.8751.7
Male6593.0962.8

3.07

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

3.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Newton Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9511.64%
9th to 12th Grade6401.10%
High School Graduate5,1658.91%
Some College4,1537.17%
Associates Degree2,1093.64%
Bachelors Degree16,99729.33%
Graduate Degree27,92948.20%
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Newton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White45,02944,05035,170
Asian8,2478,0136,902
Hispanic2,2081,9971,264
Black1,6821,5301,013
Multiple Races761740519
Other Race701573264
Native American28286
Islander88

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 83.69%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$79,617$104,663$61,687
Less Than High School$35,508$32,436$35,586
High School Grad$36,458$41,232$31,930
Some College$40,724$51,765$31,605
Bachelors Degree$73,223$94,567$57,570
Graduate Degree$105,840$138,930$79,369

$79,617

Average Earnings

$104,663

Average Male

$61,687

Average Female

Newton Language

Newton Language by Age

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Newton Language

73.31% of Newton residents speak only English, while 26.69% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 11.10% of the population.

Newton Poverty

Newton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White60,4232,0663.42%
Asian11,7677226.14%
Hispanic3,91245511.63%
Other1,41216111.40%
Black2,5071556.18%
Multiple2,554632.47%

4.27%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.79%

Male Poverty Rate

4.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton is Hispanic, with 11.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton is Multiple, with 2.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.26%.

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Name Poverty
High School9.26%
Some College7.72%
Less Than High School6.58%
Bachelors or Greater2.91%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed14.70%
Female Unemployed12.05%
Female Employed2.43%
Male Employed1.42%

Newton Income

Newton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$139,696$197,482
Families$182,139$237,154
Married Families$203,612-
Non Families$62,845$88,082
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Newton Marital Status

Newton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.2%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Newton Marital Status by Race

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Newton Veterans

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2,566

Number of Veterans

2,285

Male Veterans

281

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam924
World War II367
Second Gulf War323
First Gulf War302
Korea236
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Age Group Veterans
75+1,190
65 to 74615
35 to 54458
55 to 64200
18 to 34103
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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,3874.37%
Hispanic1133.53%
Black884.01%
Other474.78%
2 or More231.73%
Asian210.21%

Newton Veterans by Education

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2.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton Employment Status

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65.9%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

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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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43.96%

Born in Massachusetts

77.73%

Native Born

22.27%

Foreign Born

8.91%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

77.73% of Newton residents were born in the United States, with 43.96% having been born in Massachusetts. 8.91% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202089,4062510.28%
201989,1552510.28%
201888,904490.06%
201788,8552510.28%
201688,604-10-0.01%
201588,6143190.36%
201488,2957870.90%
201387,5084540.52%
201287,0541,2091.41%
201185,8454460.52%
201085,3991,5700.19%
200083,8291,2440.15%
199082,585-1,037-0.12%
198083,622-7,641-0.87%
197091,263-1,121-0.12%
196092,38410,3901.20%
195081,99412,1211.61%
194069,8734,5970.68%
193065,27619,2223.55%
192046,0546,2481.47%
191039,8066,2191.71%
190033,5879,2083.26%
189024,3797,3843.67%
188016,9954,1702.86%
187012,8254,4434.34%
18608,3823,1244.77%
18505,2580.00%