Newton, NJ
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Newton is a somewhat small town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 7,979 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Newton is the 246th largest community in New Jersey.

Unlike some towns 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 town 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 (15.01%), sales jobs (10.73%), and management occupations (6.87%).

Also of interest is that Newton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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, 22.65% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Newton in 2010 was $29,042, which is lower middle income relative to New Jersey, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,168 for a family of four. However, Newton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Newton is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 15.59% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Newton include German, Italian, Polish, and English.

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