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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  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
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Newton is a town in Kansas with a population of 18,972. Newton is in Harvey County. Living in Newton offers residents a 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. The public schools in Newton are above average.
About Newton...
Population
18,972

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$724
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Newton Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    466.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    115.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    41.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    497.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,953.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    125.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Newton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,874
National
$55,322
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I like Newton because it is not a small town, but it isn't a huge city either, it is the heart of the Midwest. I love the area. It is nice that it is close to the Wichita metro area, & people can commute to their jobs if they need to go outside of Newton
The areas I would like to see changed are that the town has a lot of racism, despite the diversity here. The other thing I would change is the attitude of the police department. They add into the racism which they should be fighting for equality amongst diversity.
Overall though Newton is a very nice place to live. I like the picturesque scenery in this area. Yes, it is flat & very few trees, but there is nothing like driving on country roads between the wheat fields & watching the wind blow through the wheat. It looks like a ruffling blanket. The sky has such beautiful sunsets, full of shades & you can see for miles. If you watch, you can always catch one because there is nothing to block your view
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Being a student in high school in Newton, KS, I feel like our school system is not up to par. They are not equipped to handle the students who accelerate in their academics. The public schools could definitely be improved. Also, over the past few years, I feel as if Newton has become more public towards of all the crime that takes place in this small town. This, I think, puts the safety of the residents of Newton in jeopardy.
Newton is a wonderful hometown to be raised in. It is the perfect size- small enough to have a close knit community but big enough to always be able to meet new people and have new experiences. The one thing I would change is the lack of things to do in town, really you can just go out to eat. Even with that, it gives more of a push to find things to do. Newton is also 30 minutes away from a big city so anything you could need that's not in Newton can be found there.
Here I have met some of the most caring and kind people who I know will be with me for the rest of my life.