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Welcome to Newton ...

The city of Newton is located in Jasper County and is the County Seat for Jasper County.

When the people of Newton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newtonian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Newton has a population of 15,209 people<2> (see below for details).

Newton is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Newton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Newton is within the boundaries of the (641) area code.

The ZIP code for Newton: 50208<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newton had a population of 15,254 people (or 41.4% of the total population of Jasper County). This makes Newton the county's most populous community.

The population of Newton represents 0.5% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 15,254 people, the population of Newton decreased 2.09% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 15,579 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Newton had an population of 15,209 people. This is a decrease of 0.3% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.37% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Newton.

Communities near Newton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Grinnell   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the East (E) of Newton

Located in Poweshiek County

Mitchellville   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Newton

Located in Polk County

Colfax   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Newton

Monroe   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Newton

Prairie City   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Newton

Baxter   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Newton

Sully   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Newton

Melbourne   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Newton

Located in Marshall County

Kellogg   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) of Newton

Gilman   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Newton

Located in Marshall County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Newton.

Communities Also Named Newton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 50 communities that are also named Newton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (3), Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Newton.

Websites for Newton ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Newton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newton. Our list includes 16 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Newton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newton ...

Looking for more information about Newton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Newton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Newton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Iowa

About Jasper County

About Iowa

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newton:

The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Newton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Newton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Newton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Newton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Newton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Newton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Newton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6993, Longitude: -93.0387     [Map].

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