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Newton is a city in Jasper County.
It is the county seat. [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 38.990N. The longitude is -88.162W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 535 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,021.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Newton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jasper 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 62448 ZIP code.
41% of Newton residents report German ancestry, and 12% 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 $16,363, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Newton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Newton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $255. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $670.
Libraries in Newton include Newton Public Library ... View libraries
Jasper 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 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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