Newton , NC

Newton, situated in Catawba County, is a city made up of 13.8 square miles.

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Newton was founded around the 1840s.  

The town would receive incorporation in 1855.  

Demographics

The median resident age in Newton is 40 years. The median estimated household income is about $27,000 making it about $21,000 less than the North Carolina average.  

The estimated per capita is about $16,000. The average price for a home in Newton is about $107,000 (2015) which is $41,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent. 

The racial makeup of Newton is 66% White, 15% Black, 2% Two or more races, and 17% other.  

78% of the population are high school graduates, with 14% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 43% are married, 14% are divorced, 3% are separated, 11% are widowed, leaving 29% that have never been married.

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Catawba County

Newton belongs to Catawba County in the western part of North Carolina. The County, named after the Catawba tribe, is part of the Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Catawba County has a population of 155,000 and the city Newton, with a population of 13,000, is the county seat.

In 1842, the county was formed from part of Lincoln County. The first settlers were German Lutheran farmers that arrived in the 1700's.

Catawba County borders Alexander, Iredell, Lincoln, Burke, Caldwell, and Mecklenburg counties.

Catawba County is made up of 413 square miles. 399 of which is land with the remaining 14 as water.

Population

The population of Newton, NC is about 13,000. The population has been steadily increasing since the town was founded.

Elevation

The elevation of Newton, NC is 1,001 feet above sea level.

Zip Code

The zip code for Newton, NC is 28658.

Area Code

The area code for Newton, NC is 828.

Politics and Religion

Historically speaking Newton and Catawba County have voted mostly Republican, with 64% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.

As of 2010, 40% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 57% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 3%.

Economy

The unemployment rate for Newton is about 5% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.

Manufacturing, construction, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.

Newspaper & Obituaries

The Hickory Record, Focus Newspaper, and The Observer News Enterprise are the primary newspapers that cover the Catawba County area.


 

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