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Newton is a township in Otter Tail County, in the Fergus Falls metro area.
The latitude of Newton is 46.497N. The longitude is -95.352W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,404 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 751.
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39% of Newton residents report German ancestry, and 4% 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 $15,925, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% 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 $300. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $667.
Otter Tail 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 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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