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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newton who work in office and administrative support (14.02%), sales jobs (8.68%), and management occupations (7.86%).
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 education level of Newton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.11% of adults in Newton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Newton in 2010 was $28,439, 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 $113,756 for a family of four. However, Newton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Newton is a somewhat 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 14.09% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Newton include German, Italian, Polish, and English.
Newton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.15%.
The most common language spoken in Newton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.