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Newton is a township in Jasper County, in the Chicago metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Indiana named Newton. For links to other places called Newton, IN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Newton is 40.958N. The longitude is -87.23W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 709 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 733.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jasper County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47943 ZIP code.
22% of Newton residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Newton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newton was $20,996, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Newton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Newton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $321. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $923.
Jasper County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newton political report.
The average commute time for Newton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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