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Population (year 2000): 12,560. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,016 (+3.6% change)
Males: 6,011 (47.9%), Females: 6,549 (52.1%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.9 years
Median household income: $36,696 (year 2000)
Median house value: $83,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Newton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (73.4%)
  • Black (12.3%)
  • Hispanic (9.5%)
  • Other race (4.6%)
  • Other Asian (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.4%), United States (15.8%), Irish (7.1%), English (5.5%), Scottish (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.0%).North Carolina

Elevation: 969 feet

Land area: 13.0 square miles

Newton,

For population 25 years and over in Newton

  • High school or higher: 70.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newton city

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

8.8% Foreign born (7.3% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,323 (+11.8%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NC Gastonia, (28.5 miles pop. 66,277).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NC Charlotte, (41.7 miles pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (514.1 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: NC (3.2 miles Conover, NC (6.0 miles Maiden, NC (6.1 miles Claremont, Stephens, NC (7.9 miles St. NC (8.7 miles Hickory, NC (8.8 miles Brookford, View, NC (9.9 miles Mountain NC (10.7 miles Catawba,

Latitude: 35.67 N, Longitude: 81.22 W

Area code: 828


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (44.5%), Educational,health and social services (13.3%), Retail trade (12.4%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,526 (+20.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,707 (26.5%)


 

Crime in Newton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2004
Murders 0 2 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 15.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 3 1 3 6
    per 100,000 23.9 23.9 8.0 23.9 47.8
Robberies 6 17 12 19 13
    per 100,000 47.8 135.4 95.5 151.3 103.5
Assaults 26 27 21 5 17
    per 100,000 207.0 215.0 167.2 39.8 135.4
Burglaries 179 167 151 153 219
    per 100,000 1425.2 1329.6 1202.2 1218.2 1743.6
Thefts 437 427 455 432 562
    per 100,000 3479.3 3399.7 3622.6 3439.5 4474.5
Auto thefts 33 40 40 31 44
    per 100,000 262.7 318.5 318.5 246.8 350.3
325.2 363.6 319.8 305.5 406.3

Average climate in Newton, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Newton,

Newton-area historical tornado activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 4% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Newton city center killed 4 people and injured 52 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category 4 tornado 15.6 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Birthplace of: Dennis Setzer - Craftsman Truck series NASCAR driver (born: Feb 27, 1960), Julius Powell - College basketball player (Clemson Tigers).

Main business address for: PEOPLES BANCORP OF NORTH CAROLINA INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Newton:
  • CATAWBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; HICKORY, NC)
  • FRYE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; HICKORY, NC)
  • LINCOLN MEDICAL CENTER (about 14 miles; LINCOLNTON, NC)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newton:
  • HICKORY REGIONAL (about 12 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: HKY)
  • CHARLOTTE/DOUGLAS INTL (about 38 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; ID: CLT)
  • SMITH REYNOLDS (about 77 miles; WINSTON SALEM, NC; ID: INT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Newton:
  • WILSON'S (about 9 miles; HICKORY, NC; ID: E40)
  • LANEYS (about 11 miles; MAIDEN, NC; ID: N92)
  • LINCOLNTON-LINCOLN COUNTY RGNL (about 15 miles; LINCOLNTON, NC; ID: IPJ)

Local government website:

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
Parks and Recreation 16 $38,067 $28,550 1 $111
Other Government Administration 11 $41,491 $45,262 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 33 $101,446 $36,889 0 $0
Police - Other 11 $24,293 $26,501 2 $771
Firefighters 16 $45,433 $34,074 0 $0
Streets and Highways 9 $18,916 $25,221 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 13 $25,817 $23,831 0 $0
Sewerage 13 $35,242 $32,531 0 $0
Financial Administration 6 $18,934 $37,868 0 $0
Water Supply 19 $44,764 $28,272 0 $0
Electric Power 10 $27,730 $33,276 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 6 $19,178 $38,356 0 $0
Totals for Government 163 $441,310 $32,489 3 $881
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:
  • CATAWBA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; HICKORY, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
  • GASTON COLLEGE (about 23 miles; DALLAS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,473)
  • CENTRAL PIEDMONT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 7,967)
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; BOILING SPRINGS, NC; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHARLOTTE (about 43 miles; CHARLOTTE, NC; FT enrollment: 13,706)
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY (about 47 miles; ROCK HILL, SC; FT enrollment: 4,976)
  • APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; BOONE, NC; FT enrollment: 12,245)
Public high schools in Newton:
  • FRED T FOARD HIGH (Students: 1,222; Location: 3407 PLATEAU ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NEWTON-CONOVER HIGH (Students: 825; Location: 338 W 15TH STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Newton:
  • BALLS CREEK ELEMENTARY (Students: 876; Location: 2620 BALLS CREEK ROAD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BLACKBURN ELEMENTARY (Students: 679; Location: 4377 W NC 10 HWY; Grades: KG - 06)
  • NEWTON-CONOVER MIDDLE (Students: 670; Location: 221 W 26TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • STARTOWN ELEMENTARY (Students: 650; Location: 4119 STARTOWN ROAD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • JACOBS FORK MIDDLE (Students: 608; Location: 3431 PLATEAU ROAD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • THORNTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 375; Location: 301 W 18TH STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SOUTH NEWTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 324; Location: 306 WEST 1ST STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Newton:
  • MONTESSORI CHILD HOUSE OF NEWT (Students: 37; Location: 935 E 11TH ST; Grades: PK - 2)
Library in Newton:
  • CATAWBA COUNTY LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,851,636; Location: 115 WEST C STREET; 173,643 books; 4,221 audio materials; 8,775 video materials; 571 serial subscriptions)

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jacob Fork (A), Henry Fork (B).


Newton compared to North Carolina state average:

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density below state average for cities.
Strongest AM radio stations in Newton:
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WNNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; NEWTON, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCXN (1170 AM; daytime; 8 kW; CLAREMONT, NC; Owner: WCXN, INC.)
  • WAIZ (630 AM; 1 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: NEWTON-CONOVER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBCU (1460 AM; 50 kW; UNION, SC)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Newton:
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFHE (90.3 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WPIR (88.1 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKBC-FM (97.3 FM; NORTH WILKESBORO, NC; Owner: WILKES BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WSGE (91.7 FM; DALLAS, NC; Owner: GASTON COLLEGE)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAGI-FM (105.3 FM; GAFFNEY, SC; Owner: GAFFNEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
TV broadcast stations around Newton:
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WHKY-TV (Channel 14; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • W38CN (Channel 38; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)

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