Newton, IL Population

By | January 13, 2021

Population: 3,069. Estimated population in 2021: 3,038 (-1.0% change)
Males: 1,409 (45.9%), Females: 1,660 (54.1%)

Jasper County

Zip code: 62448

Median resident age: 39.2 years
Median household income: $30,280
Median house value: $59,200

Races in Newton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.5%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (35.2%), Irish (10.5%), United States (10.0%), English (8.4%), French (5.2%), Dutch (1.3%).

Elevation: 535 feet

Land area: 1.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Newton

  • High school or higher: 80.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newton city

  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -158 (-4.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Newton:

  • RICHLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; OLNEY, IL)
  • CRAWFORD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; ROBINSON, IL)
  • ST ANTHONYS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 29 miles; EFFINGHAM, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newton:

  • COLES COUNTY MEMORIAL (about 34 miles; MATTOON/CHARLESTON, IL; Abbreviation: MTO)
  • MOUNT VERNON (about 67 miles; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Abbreviation: MVN)
  • TERRE HAUTE INTERNATIONAL-HULMAN FIELD (about 68 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Abbreviation: HUF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Newton:

  • OLNEY-NOBLE (about 19 miles; OLNEY-NOBLE, IL; Abbreviation: OLY)
  • CASEY MUNI (about 25 miles; CASEY, IL; Abbreviation: 1H8)
  • PERCIVAL SPRINGS (about 26 miles; WATSON, IL; Abbreviation: 2T2)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:

  • EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; CHARLESTON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 9,582)
  • LAKE LAND COLLEGE (about 37 miles; MATTOON, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,666)
  • VINCENNES UNIVERSITY (about 51 miles; VINCENNES, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,201)
  • IVY TECH STATE COLLEGE-WABASH VALLEY (about 60 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,099)
  • INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; TERRE HAUTE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 9,597)
  • PARKLAND COLLEGE (about 78 miles; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,186)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (about 78 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 36,284)
Public primary/middle schools in Newton:

  • NEWTON COMM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 621; Location: 201 WEST END AVE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • NEWTON ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 292; Location: 101 MAXWELL ST; Grades: 02 – 06)
  • JASPER CO JR HIGH (Students: 252; Location: 101 MAXWELL ST; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • SAFE SCHOOL ROE 12 JASPER COUNTY (Location: 108 S VAN BUREN; Grades: 00 – 00)
Private primary/middle school in Newton:

  • ST THOMAS THE APOSTLE ELEM SCH (Students: 148; Location: 306 W JOURDAN ST BOX 26; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Newton:

  • NEWTON P.L. (Operating income: $69,068; Location: 100 S VAN BUREN; 17,538 books; 157 audio materials; 65 video materials; 19 serial subscriptions)

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