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Welcome to Newton ...

The town of Newton is located in Sussex County<1> and is the County Seat for Sussex 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 8,027 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Newton is 660 feet [201 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Newton: (973) & (862)<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Newton had an population of 8,027 people. This is an increase of 0.38% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.63% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newton had a population of 7,997 people (which is 5.36% of the total population of Sussex County). This makes Newton the county's most populous community.

The population of Newton represents 0.09% of the total population of New Jersey (which has 8,791,894 people), making it the state's 54th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,997 people, the population of Newton decreased 3% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 8,244 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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).

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

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 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.

Communities near Newton ...

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

  • Dover [Morris County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Morris County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,619 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
  • Hackettstown [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackettstown
    • Hackettstown [Warren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the south of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,372 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackettstown
  • Milford [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
    • Milford [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the north of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 985 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<8>
  • Unionville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
    • Unionville [Orange County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Newton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 597 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brighton [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brighton
      • Brighton [Sussex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the south of Newton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brighton
    • Ross Corner [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ross Corner
      • Ross Corner [Sussex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the northeast of Newton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ross Corner
    • Swartswood [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swartswood
      • Swartswood [Sussex County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the northwest of Newton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swartswood
    • Augusta [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Augusta
      • Augusta [Sussex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the north of Newton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
    • Lake Mohawk [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mohawk
      • Lake Mohawk [Sussex County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<7> to the southeast of Newton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mohawk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mohawk
    • Crandon Lakes [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crandon Lakes
      • Crandon Lakes [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the northwest of Newton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crandon Lakes

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 14 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Newton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Newton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Jersey

About Sussex County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Newton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sussex County: www.sussex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Jersey's counties, including Sussex, 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 town'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>Area code (862) is an overlay for area code (973).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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 for our own planning, 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: 41.0548, Longitude: -74.7535       In this case, the coordinates for Newton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>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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