Newton, NC
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Newton is a somewhat small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 13,035 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Newton is the 69th largest community in North Carolina.

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 sales jobs (14.16%), office and administrative support (11.17%), and food service (7.67%).

Newton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Newton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.33% of adults in Newton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Newton in 2010 was $16,170, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $64,680 for a family of four. However, Newton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Newton is an extremely 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 11.37% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Newton include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Newton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.