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.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newton who work in sales jobs (13.20%), office and administrative support (11.20%), and management occupations (8.43%).

The citizens of Newton are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.15% of adults in Newton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Newton in 2010 was $16,307, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,228 for a family of four.

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 11.97% 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 Miao/Hmong.