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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Newton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 education level of Newton citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.91% of adults 25 and older in Newton have a college 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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