Newton is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 19,216 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Newton is the 23rd largest community in Kansas.
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 service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newton who work in office and administrative support (10.63%), sales jobs (7.05%), and teaching (6.55%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 19.03 minutes getting to work every day.
The population of Newton overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Newton, 23.36% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Newton in 2010 was $22,907, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,628 for a family of four. However, Newton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Newton is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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. Newton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.12% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Newton include Irish, English, French , and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Newton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.