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Welcome to Newton ...
The location of Newton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
While we don't have a date for the founding of Newton, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.
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).
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
Area codes for Newton: (973) and (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 (or 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 (which had a count of 8,244 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Newton.
Communities Also Named Newton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we 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.
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.
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.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Newton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Newton on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1905).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Newton.
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/
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This page was last modified/updated: 07 Dec 2023