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Newton, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Newton had a population of 19,326 as of July 1, 2018. Newton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newton is located at latitude 38.0348 and longitude -97.3519 in Harvey County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newton (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harvey County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,447 feet.

The City of Newton (GNIS ID: 485629) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newton: Newton City.

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Newton, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 19,326
Population in Households 18,868
Population in Familes 15,344
Population in Group Qrtrs 458
Population Density2 1,453
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $48,817
Average Household Income $63,012
Per Capita Income $25,351


Total Housing Units 8,353 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,884 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,740 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 728 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $108,820
Average Home Value $137,298


Total Households 7,625
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 5,022
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.11% 0.15%
Households 0.06% 0.12%
Families -0.06% 0.04%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Newton, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 24 97th
Population Density # 117 83rd
Diversity Index # 54 92nd
Median Household Income # 355 47th
Per Capita Income # 361 46th

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