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.
Newton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Newton is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Newton who work in office and administrative support (10.99%), sales jobs (9.04%), and teaching (6.78%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Newton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.16 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Newton are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.03% of adults in Newton having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Newton in 2010 was $22,475, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,900 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. Newton also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.96% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Newton include Irish, English, French , and European.
The most common language spoken in Newton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.