Newton is a very small city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 2,814 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Newton is the 430th largest community in Illinois.
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 transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newton who work in office and administrative support (17.53%), sales jobs (10.86%), and teaching (7.95%).
In terms of college education, Newton is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.72% of adults 25 and older in Newton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Newton in 2010 was $23,483, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,932 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 English, Irish, French , and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Newton is English. Other important languages spoken here include West Germanic languages and Spanish.