Newton, IA
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Newton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 15,125 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Newton is the 26th largest community in Iowa.

Unlike some cities, Newton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Newton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newton who work in office and administrative support (15.52%), sales jobs (10.17%), and teaching (6.83%).

Also of interest is that Newton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The percentage of adults in Newton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.91% of the adults in Newton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Newton in 2010 was $23,982, which is middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,928 for a family of four. However, Newton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Newton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Newton include Irish, English, Dutch, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Newton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and German.

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