Newton, IA

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2018 Median Age
42.3
0.704% 1-year decrease
2018 Poverty Rate
9.81%
7.96% 1-year increase

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The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newton, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.91%), White (Hispanic) (1.66%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.477%).

None of the households in Newton, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

Most people in Newton, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

In 2018, there were 49.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.6k people) in Newton, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 704 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 611 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newton, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    34.6k ± 20
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    704 ± 126
  3. White (Hispanic)
    611 ± 108
2.15%
Hispanic Population
792 people

In 2018, there were 49.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (34.6k people) in Newton, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 704 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 611 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.15% of the people in Newton, IA are hispanic (792 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Newton, IA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.46%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
539 people
1.2%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
440 people

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,043 ± 145
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    297 ± 101
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    292 ± 119

Newton, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Newton, IA employs N/A people. The largest industries in Newton, IA are , and the highest paying industries are .

Occupations

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

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The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton, IA, are . This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton, IA, though some of these residents may live in Newton, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 194
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 185
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 160
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Iowa went to Donald J. Trump with 52.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (44.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.16%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Iowa over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

People in Newton, IA have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newton, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Newton, IA is N/A. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Newton, IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $99,533, followed by Warren County, IA and Madison County, IA, with respective values of $89,741 and $88,110.

Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newton, IA was Dallas County, IA with a value of $99,533, followed by Warren County, IA and Madison County, IA, with respective values of $89,741 and $88,110.

The following map shows all of the counties in Newton, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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Median Household Income
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14.5k
Number of Households
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The following chart displays the households in Newton, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newton, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.23%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.2%)

In 2018, 81.2% of workers in Newton, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.23%) and those who worked at home (5.2%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton, IA have a similar commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.676% of the workforce in Newton, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newton, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newton, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.81% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton, IA (3.44k out of 35.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newton, IA is false, followed by false and false.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.4% of the population of Newton, IA has health coverage, with 50.2% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.44% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Iowa see 1347 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1357 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1436 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 569 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,347 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Iowa

Primary care physicians in Iowa see an average of 1,347 patients per year. This represents a 0.737% decrease from the previous year (1,357 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Iowa in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In N/A, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in .

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, N/A were men and N/A were women.

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Uninsured People

3.56%
Uninsured
50.2%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
1.44%
Military or VA

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newton, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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