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Newton is a city in Catawba County, in the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Isaac Newton Wilson, son of the legislator proposing the bill to create the county
[NOTE: This is not the only community in North Carolina named Newton. For links to other places called Newton, NC, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Newton is 35.669N. The longitude is -81.221W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,001 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 12,682.


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Median household income
Local
$36,696
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Newton demographic reports
Settled by German immigrants who traveled to the area from eastern Pennsylvania in the 1740s.
Well-known residents have included:
· Tori Amos, musician
· Ned Jarrett, race car driver
Historic sites and museums: Catawba County Museum of History
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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20% of Newton residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Newton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newton was $18,427, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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15% of Newton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Newton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $395.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.


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Libraries in Newton include Catawba County Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Newton include Newton Observer News Enterprise

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Catawba County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newton political report.

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The average commute time for Newton workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Newton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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NC communities formerly known as Newton:
  �Wilmington, New Hanover County

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