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Newtown is a township in Bucks County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Newtown. For links to other places called Newtown, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Newtown is 40.229N. The longitude is -74.936W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 164 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 18,206.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newtown demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Bucks 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 18940 ZIP code.
18% of Newtown residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Newtown ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newtown was $34,335, compared with $21,587 nationally.
55% of Newtown residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Newtown, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $868. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,569.
Bucks County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newtown political report.
The average commute time for Newtown workers is 35 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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