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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Newton is a town in Iowa with a population of 15,085. Newton is in Jasper County. Living in Newton offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Newton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Newton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$698
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Newton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Newton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$48,847
National
$55,322

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Newton Reviews

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This small town may seem boring but it’s full of love and family and life. I really enjoy this small town and it’s so perfect. I think some neighborhood may have bad crimes but all the ones I’ve lived on were great! Everyone always has a smile to give.
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I like that the people that I have met are friendly and helpful when I have a question about the location of a store I am looking for. I also like the DMACC campus they have been very helpful with my questions about what I need to know about my first time attending college. As for what I would like to change, well I would like it if the DMACC campus would offer higher level science classes for people who didn't want to drive all the way to the Ankeny campus.
Newton has alot of small town feel. There is positives and negatives to that. Positives are there's alot of local events, get to know people easy, and not too much travel time going from one side to another. Negatives are news travels fast, not alot of shopping (clothes) choices unless you want drive half an hour, lot of local problems with drugs, and hard to find a suitable subsidized housing. Even if income based housing is available many times it's not a place suitable for children.