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Population (year 2000): 8,244. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,416 (+2.1% change)
Males: 3,951 (47.9%), Females: 4,293 (52.1%)

Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $41,667 (year 2000)
Median house value: $136,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Newton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.7%)
  • Hispanic (3.8%)
  • Black (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Filipino (0.6%)
  • Asian Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (21.0%), German (18.8%), English (14.1%), Italian (14.0%), United States (5.9%), Dutch (5.3%).

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Elevation: 608 feet

Land area: 3.1 square miles

Newton,

For population 25 years and over in Newton

  • High school or higher: 83.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newton town

  • Never married: 27.3%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

8.2% Foreign born (2.8% Asia, 2.3% Latin America, 2.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +629 (+8.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NJ Wayne, (35.6 miles pop. 54,069).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NJ Newark, (45.0 miles pop. 273,546).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (62.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: NJ (4.8 miles Andover, NJ (6.4 miles Branchville, Mohawk, NJ Lake (7.1 miles Lakes, NJ (7.6 miles Crandon NJ (10.2 miles Hopatcong, NJ (10.5 miles Stanhope, Valley, NJ Allamuchy-Panther (11.0 miles NJ (11.1 miles Ogdensburg,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 13 buildings, average cost: $46,800
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $57,300
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $56,600
  • 2000: 18 buildings, average cost: $88,500
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $81,300
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $248,700
  • 2005: 0 buildings

Latitude: 41.05 N, Longitude: 74.76 W

Area codes: 973, 862, 201


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.9%), Retail trade (17.1%), Manufacturing (12.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,314 (+28.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,116 (28.5%)


 

Crime in Newton by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 0 4 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 48.5 12.1 12.1
Assaults 2 9 8 8
    per 100,000 24.3 109.2 97.0 97.0
Burglaries 14 16 10 20
    per 100,000 169.8 194.1 121.3 242.6
Thefts 127 127 119 158
    per 100,000 1540.5 1540.5 1443.5 1916.5
Auto thefts 7 2 5 9
    per 100,000 84.9 24.3 60.7 109.2
85.2 113.5 94.1 125.4


Average climate in Newton, New Jersey

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Newton,

Newton-area historical tornado activity is near New Jersey state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/28/1973, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.4 miles away from the Newton city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category 3 tornado 14.4 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.


Birthplace of: Janeane Garofalo - (born 1964), comedian.


Hospital/medical center in Newton:
  • NEWTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (175 HIGH ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Newton:
  • HACKETTSTOWN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; HACKETTSTOWN, NJ)
  • ST CLARE'S HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; SUSSEX, NJ)
  • SAINT CLARE'S HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; DOVER, NJ)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newton:
  • SULLIVAN COUNTY INTL (about 45 miles; MONTICELLO, NY; ID: MSV)
  • NEWARK LIBERTY INTL (about 49 miles; NEWARK, NJ; ID: EWR)
  • TETERBORO (about 51 miles; TETERBORO, NJ; ID: TEB)
Other public-use airports nearest to Newton:
  • NEWTON (about 3 miles; NEWTON, NJ; ID: 3N5)
  • AEROFLEX-ANDOVER (about 5 miles; ANDOVER, NJ; ID: 12N)
  • TRINCA (about 7 miles; ANDOVER, NJ; ID: 13N)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 6 $31,370 $62,740 1 $1,003
Judicial and Legal 2 $5,256 $31,536 3 $4,811
Water Supply 3 $9,963 $39,852 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 1 $3,292 $39,504 1 $1,118
Sewerage 5 $16,435 $39,444 0 $0
Police - Other 8 $12,277 $18,415 21 $3,077
Fire - Other 0 $0   3 $1,351
Streets and Highways 10 $32,823 $39,387 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 22 $123,909 $67,586 3 $1,563
Welfare 2 $4,468 $26,808 0 $0
Health 0 $0   2 $602
Solid Waste Management 1 $3,321 $39,852 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 2 $5,967 $35,802 2 $1,065
Transit 0 $0   1 $2,566
Financial Administration 5 $13,749 $32,997 1 $1,025
Totals for Government 67 $262,828 $47,073 38 $18,181


College/University in Newton:
  • SUSSEX COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,385; Location: ONE COLLEGE HILL; Public; Website: www.sussex.cc.nj.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:
  • COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS (about 19 miles; RANDOLPH, NJ; Full-time enrollment: 5,202)
  • EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 28 miles; EAST STROUDSBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 4,985)
  • DREW UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; MADISON, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; MIDDLETOWN, NY; FT enrollment: 3,486)
  • WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY (about 36 miles; WAYNE, NJ; FT enrollment: 8,017)
  • RARITAN VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; SOMERVILLE, NJ; FT enrollment: 3,283)
  • SETON HALL UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; SOUTH ORANGE, NJ; FT enrollment: 7,509)
Public high schools in Newton:
  • KITTATINNY REG HIGH (Students: 1,311; Location: 77 HALSEY ROAD; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • NEWTON HIGH (Students: 851; Location: 44 RYERSON AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Newton:
  • MERRIAM AVE. (Students: 579; Location: 81 MERRIAM AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MARIAN MC KEOWN (Students: 465; Location: ONE SCHOOL ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LONG POND (Students: 428; Location: 707 LIMECREST RD.; Grades: 04 - 08)
  • FLORENCE M. BURD (Students: 333; Location: 219 NEWTON SPARTA ROAD; Grades: KG - 03)
  • HALSTED ST. (Students: 313; Location: 59 HALSTED STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FREDON TWP (Students: 311; Location: 459 ROUTE 94; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Newton:
  • CAMP AUXILIUM LEARNING CENTER (Students: 265; Location: 14 OLD SWARTSWOOD ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST JOSEPH REGIONAL (Students: 236; Location: 80 JEFFERSON STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • NORTHWEST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 154; Location: 92 ROUTE 519; Grades: KG - 8)
  • RAINBOWS OF LEARNING (Students: 58; Location: 111 RYERSON AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Newton:
  • SUSSEX COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $3,632,687; Location: BOX 76, R.D. 3; 287,996 books; 8,257 audio materials; 5,050 video materials; 941 serial subscriptions)

Cemeteries: Saint Joseph Cemetery (1), Newton Cemetery (2).

Lake: Hortons Pond (A).


Newton compared to New Jersey state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Newton:
  • WNNJ (1360 AM; 2 kW; NEWTON, NJ)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WSNR (620 AM; 20 kW; JERSEY CITY, NJ)
  • WOR (710 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BUCKLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WABC (770 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WABC-AM RADIO, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WINS (1010 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEPN (1050 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: NEW YORK AM RADIO, LLC)
  • WBBR (1130 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: BLOOMBERG COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WADO (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: WADO-AM LICENSE CORP.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WVNJ (1160 AM; 20 kW; OAKLAND, NJ; Owner: UNIVERSAL B/CASTING OF NEW YORK,INC.)
  • WCBS (880 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newton:
  • WNNJ-FM (103.7 FM; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHCY (106.3 FM; BLAIRSTOWN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSUS (102.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NJ; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNJP (88.5 FM; SUSSEX, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTH.)
  • W284AF (104.7 FM; HACKETTSTOWN, NJ; Owner: WRNJ RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKS (98.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORP OF NEW YORK)
  • WTSX (96.7 FM; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: PORT JERVIS BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W245AC (96.9 FM; HARMONY TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WDHA-FM (105.5 FM; DOVER, NJ; Owner: THE SENTINEL PUBLISHING CO.)
  • WWPJ (89.5 FM; PEN ARGYL, PA; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W224AS (92.7 FM; WASHINGTON, NJ; Owner: WRNJ RADIO, INC.)
  • WSBG (93.5 FM; STROUDSBURG, PA; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING II, L.L.C.)
  • WFKP (99.3 FM; ELLENVILLE, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWYY (107.1 FM; BELVIDERE, NJ; Owner: NASSAU BROADCASTING HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WNEW (102.7 FM; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAWZ (99.1 FM; ZAREPHATH, NJ; Owner: PILLAR OF FIRE)
  • WRPJ (88.9 FM; PORT JERVIS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WXHD (90.1 FM; MOUNT HOPE, NY; Owner: AURICLE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • W289AA (105.7 FM; LEBANON TOWNSHIP, NJ; Owner: MERCER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Newton:
  • WMBC-TV (Channel 63; NEWTON, NJ; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNYW (Channel 5; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • WPXO-LP (Channel 34; EAST ORANGE, NJ; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WFME-TV (Channel 66; WEST MILFORD, NJ; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • W54CZ (Channel 54; MORRISTOWN, NJ; Owner: WLNY-TV, INC.)
  • W36AZ (Channel 36; SUSSEX, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CING. AUTHORITY)
  • WNJB2 (Channel 58; BLAIRSTOWN, NJ; Owner: NJ PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • W49BE (Channel 49; HACKETTSTOWN, NJ; Owner: NEW JERSEY PUBLIC B/CING. AUTHORITY)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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