Newton, Massachusetts Population 2024

88,265

Newton is a city located in Middlesex County, Norfolk County, and Suffolk County Massachusetts. Newton has a 2024 population of 88,265. Newton is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -0.67% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 88,863 in 2020.

The average household income in Newton is $251,210 with a poverty rate of 4.57%. The median age in Newton is 41.7 years: 40.6 years for males, and 43 years for females.

Newton Demographics

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

  • White: 74.71%
  • Asian: 14.32%
  • Two or more races: 5.85%
  • Black or African American: 2.7%
  • Other race: 2.17%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
17.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,951.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.67% (-598)
The current population of Newton, Massachusetts is 88,265 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 88,863.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White66,07974.71%
Asian12,66714.32%
Two or more races5,1785.85%
Black or African American2,3882.7%
Other race1,9202.17%
Native American2070.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander140.02%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Newton Population by Race

Newton Population Pyramid 2024

Newton Median Age

41.7

Total

40.6

Male

43

Female

Newton Adults

There are 70,085 adults, (16,540 of whom are seniors) in Newton.

Newton Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton Sex Ratio

Female45,47251.41%
Male42,98148.59%

Newton Population by Age

Newton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All31,7352.5870.429.6
Married19,6103.1484.615.4
Non Family9,1431.364258
Female2,0632.5962.237.8
Male9192.656931

3.04

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Newton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade7081.19%
Associates Degree2,1663.64%
Bachelors Degree17,34029.17%
Graduate Degree30,42951.19%
High School Graduate4,3477.31%
Less Than 9th Grade8001.35%
Some College3,6546.15%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White45,83344,98437,236
Asian8,3018,0176,676
2+ Races1,9931,8881,654
Hispanic1,8251,6281,330
Black1,4111,3491,009
Other Race1,1431,026659
Native American109329

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.15%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 82.99%.

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$83,975$110,488$66,230
Graduate Degree$127,232$166,185$98,525
High School Graduate$40,344$44,583$31,115
Less Than 9th Grade$41,847$46,540$30,000
Overall$97,238$124,666$75,188
Some College$45,284$58,946$35,069

$97,238

Average Earnings

$124,666

Average Male

$75,188

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

74.73% of Newton residents speak only English, while 25.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 11.04% of the population.

Newton Language

Newton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White60,7832,2173.65%
Asian11,8538457.13%
Hispanic2,69029611%
Black2,07923211.16%
Multiple4,5982164.7%
Other1,7211508.72%
Native1923015.63%

4.57%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.76%

Male Poverty Rate

5.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton is Native, with 15.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton is White, with 3.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.78%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.94%.

Newton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.76%
High School14.42%
Some College5.19%
Bachelors or Greater3.1%

Newton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed13.83%
Male Unemployed5.73%
Female Employed2.84%
Male Employed1.86%

Newton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Newton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$222,500$304,838
Households$176,373$251,210
Married Families$237,402$-999,999,999
Non Families$82,153$113,025

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Newton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Newton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Newton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,696

Number of Veterans

1,534

Male Veterans

162

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam649
Second Gulf War254
Korea199
First Gulf War182
World War II72

Newton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+1,005
35 to 54281
65 to 74198
55 to 64137
18 to 3475

Newton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,5122.8%
Asian680.69%
Hispanic642.6%
Black512.84%
2+ Races411.48%
Other Race171.2%
Native American73.76%

Newton Veterans by Race

Newton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.13%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.6%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

3.5%

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

44.29%

Born in Newton

77.99%

Native Born

22.01%

Foreign Born

7.39%

Non Citizen

14.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

77.99% of Newton residents were born in the United States, with 44.29% having been born in Massachusetts. 7.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Newton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202987,519-149-0.17%
202887,668-149-0.17%
202787,817-150-0.17%
202687,967-149-0.17%
202588,116-149-0.17%
202488,265-150-0.17%
202388,4155630.64%
202287,852-222-0.25%
202188,074-789-0.89%
202088,8638811%
201987,982-448-0.51%
201888,430-357-0.4%
201788,7871890.21%
201688,598-5-0.01%
201588,6033220.36%
201488,2818010.92%
201387,4804570.53%
201287,0231,2101.41%
201185,8134530.53%
201085,36000%
200083,8291,2441.51%
199082,585-1,037-1.24%
198083,622-7,641-8.37%
197091,263-1,121-1.21%
196092,38410,39012.67%
195081,99412,12117.35%
194069,8734,5977.04%
193065,27619,22241.74%
192046,0546,24815.7%
191039,8066,21918.52%
190033,5879,20837.77%
189024,3797,38443.45%
188016,9954,17032.51%
187012,8254,44353.01%
18608,3823,12459.41%
18505,258-82,261-93.99%
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Newton Population by Year