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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Newton who work in office and administrative support (18.45%), sales jobs (14.51%), and management occupations (8.28%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Newton rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.73% of adults 25 and older in Newton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Newton in 2010 was $22,303, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,212 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 Italian, English, Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Newton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.