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Suburban town encompassing 14 villages

Newton is a city in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named as a "new town" when it separated from Cambridge.

The latitude of Newton is 42.336N. The longitude is -71.209W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 98 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 84,323.


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Median household income
Local
$86,052
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Newton demographic reports
Newton is on the Charles River.
Former and merged names include:
· New Towne
· Cambridgetown
Heartbreak Hill, an agonizing stretch of the Boston Marathon route, is here.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 99. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Ranked safest city in America 2005, by Morgan Quitno Press
Filming location for:
· 2006 movie, "Borat"
Well-known residents have included:
· Matt LeBlanc, actor
· Horace Mann, educator
· Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
· Russell Banks, author
· Ellen Goodman, columnist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Performing arts: New Philharmonia Orchestra, Newton Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Jackson Homestead Museum
Colleges and universities: Lasell College, Aquinas College at Newton, Boston College - Newton Campus, Andover Newton Theological School
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National index: 100
Local index: 131

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7% of Newton residents report German ancestry, and 15% 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 $45,708, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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68% of Newton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Newton include Commonwealth Avenue Historic District, Farlow and Kendrick Parks Historic District, Lasell Neighborhood Historic District, Monadnock Road Historic District, Newton Highlands Historic District, Newton Upper Falls Historic District, Newtonville Historic District, Old Chestnut Hill Historic District, West Newton Hill Historic District, Windsor Road Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Newton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,000.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,259.


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Libraries in Newton include Nonantum Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Newton include Newton TAB

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Newton restaurants taking online reservations include Restaurant Pava, Riverbend Bar & Grill ... View restaurants

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

A total of 8 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 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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