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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Catawba County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28613 ZIP code.
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.
15% of Newton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Newton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $395. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $797.
Libraries in Newton include Catawba County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Newton include Newton Observer News Enterprise
Catawba County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newton political report.
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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