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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Newton is a town in North Carolina with a population of 13,005. Newton is in Catawba County. Living in Newton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Newton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Newton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Newton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$730
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    442
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    38.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    61
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,036.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,301.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    12%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Newton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$42,320
National
$55,322

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Newton Reviews

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I love the atmosphere of Newton. The people are friendly and downtown is so quaint. I have been living in Newton for 17 years and absolutely love it! Newton has great small businesses and many locally owned restaurants.
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Newton is a small town in North Carolina. Newton is very welcoming and gives residents a sense of pride. There are many things to do from going out to eat, to catching a movie at the theater or going to see a play at the Green Room Community Theater. With the at-home feel of Newton, it is a great place to live.
Newton is a very small, but lively town that has evolved over time. It constantly is gaining new shops and stores and expanding out. It is also near many bigger cities putting it in a great midway location.