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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
    C+
  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 Illinois with a population of 2,766. Newton is in Jasper County. Living in Newton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Newton and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Newton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$68,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$563
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Newton Rankings

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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
    385.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    140.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    140.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    455.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    70.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    6%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Newton

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,826
National
$55,322
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Newton Reviews

1 review
Nice town, most people are friendly. Air quality is crap people always burn stuff. Drugs are present. Schools are good. Groceries stores are over priced. Neighbors are trouble. Had to install security systems.
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