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Newton is a city in Harvey County, in the Wichita metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Newton, MA
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Kansas named Newton. For links to other places called Newton, KS, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Newton is 38.046N. The longitude is -97.344W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,447 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,977.


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Median household income
Local
$38,236
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Newton demographic reports
Old cow town
Local landmarks include a 17-foot limestone statue honoring Mennonite farmers

The railroad station here was modeled after Shakespeare's home in Stratford-on-Avon

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 55. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Harvey County Free Fair - Aug. 3-6, 2007
  • Apple Blossom Festival - April 27, 2007
  • Chisholm Trail Festival - June 30-July 1, 2007
Dates often change. Check Newton web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic routes: Chisholm Trail
Historic sites and museums: Harvey County Historical Museum & Library
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Newton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Harvey County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wichita area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 67117 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

31% 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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newton was $18,529, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

22% of Newton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Newton include Newton Main Street Historic District I, Newton Main Street Historic District II ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Newton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $354.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $755.


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Libraries in Newton include Newton Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Newton include Newton Kansan

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Newton workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 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 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Newton include Americas Best Value Inn, Best Western, Days Inn Newton.

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