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Newton is a city in Baker County, in the Albany metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after Revolutionary War Sgt. John Newton.
The latitude of Newton is 31.312N. The longitude is -84.335W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 141 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 897.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Baker County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31770 ZIP code.
2% of Newton residents report German ancestry, and 3% 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 $13,832, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% 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 $183. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $573.
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Baker County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newton political report.
The average commute time for Newton workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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