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Newton is a township in Whiteside County, in the Sterling metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Newton. For links to other places called Newton, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Newton is 41.715N. The longitude is -90.15W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 420.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Whiteside County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61251 ZIP code.
43% of Newton residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $29,344, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% of Newton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Whiteside County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Newton political report.
The average commute time for Newton workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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