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Newton is a city in Harvey County, in the Wichita metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Newton, MA
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Newton. For links to other places called Newton, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Newton is 38.046N. The longitude is -97.344W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,447 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,977.
Local landmarks include a 17-foot limestone statue honoring Mennonite farmers
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harvey County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wichita area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67117 ZIP code.
31% of Newton residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $18,529, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Newton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Newton include Newton Main Street Historic District I, Newton Main Street Historic District II ... View historic districts
Median rent in Newton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $354. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $755.
Libraries in Newton include Newton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Newton include Newton Kansan
Harvey 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 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Newton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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