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Newton
  • Town in Kansas

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grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade B
  6. Diversity
    grade A minus
  7. Jobs
    grade B+
  8. Weather
    grade B+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade A minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B
  12. Commute
    grade B+

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Newton is a town in Kansas with a population of 18,877. Newton is in Harvey 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 and young professionals live in Newton and residents tend to lean conservative.

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About Newton...
Population
18,877

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$107,500
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$747
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    320.9
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.3
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    112.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    48.1
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    411.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,690.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    117.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    national  12%

Working in Newton

Jobs
grade B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,405
National
$62,843

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