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Welcome to Newton ...

The city of Newton is located in Catawba County<1> and is the County Seat for Catawba County.

The location of Newton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Newton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newtonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Newton has a population of 13,162 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Newton.

Newton is 900 feet [274 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Newton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Newton lies within the (828) area code.

Websites for Newton ...

Official Website:   www.ci.newton.nc.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.catawbachamber.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newton had an population of 13,162 people. This is an increase of 1.5% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 4.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newton had a population of 12,968 people (which is 8.4% of the total population of Catawba County). This makes Newton the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Newton represents 0.14% of the population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 68th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,968 people, the population of Newton increased 3.25% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 12,560 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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), Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, 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.

Communities near Newton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Newton.

  • Hickory [Catawba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Lincolnton [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincolnton
    • Lincolnton [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,522 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincolnton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincolnton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lincolnton<7>
  • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmills
    • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northwest of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmills
  • Long View [Burke County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
    • Long View [Burke County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<7>
    • Hudson [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hudson
      • Hudson [Caldwell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,703 people
      • Former name for Hudson:
      • Hudsonville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<7>
    • Troutman [Iredell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troutman
      • Troutman [Iredell County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,817 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troutman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troutman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troutman<7>
    • Taylorsville [Alexander County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylorsville
      • Taylorsville [Alexander County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,140 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylorsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylorsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylorsville<7>
    • Hildebran [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hildebran
      • Hildebran [Burke County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Newton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,006 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hildebran have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hildebran
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hildebran<7>
    • Connelly Springs [Burke County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Newton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Newton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newton. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Newton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Newton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Newton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Newton on a map titled Rand McNally Map of North Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Newton on our Genealogy Page.

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About Catawba County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Newton: www.ci.newton.nc.us/

The official website for Catawba County: www.co.catawba.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Catawba, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>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.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newton.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NewtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6648, Longitude: -81.2310       In this case, the coordinates for Newton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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