Newton, NJ

Census Place

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2022 Population
8,370
0.629% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bob Menendez
Democratic Party
US Senator
Cory Booker
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
44.4
6.13% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.8%
40.8% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$72,240
4.53% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$271,300
18.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,162
1.91% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Newton, NJ had a population of 8.37k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $72,240. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Newton, NJ declined from 8,423 to 8,370, a −0.629% decrease and its median household income grew from $69,107 to $72,240, a 4.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newton, NJ are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.1%), White (Hispanic) (9.75%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.25%).

None of the households in Newton, NJ reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Newton, NJ are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newton, NJ are Sussex County Community College (397 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Newton, NJ was $271,300, and the homeownership rate was 56.9%.

Most people in Newton, NJ drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton, NJ was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Newton, NJ is home to a population of 8.37k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.89% of Newton, NJ residents were born outside of the country (744 people).

In 2022, there were 6.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.02k people) in Newton, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 927 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 816 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Newton, NJ residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Newton, NJ was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newton, NJ
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.02k ± 520
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    927 ± 381
  3. White (Hispanic)
    816 ± 369
13.1%
Hispanic Population
1.1k people

In 2022, there were 6.49 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.02k people) in Newton, NJ than any other race or ethnicity. There were 927 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 816 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.1% of the people in Newton, NJ are hispanic (1.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Newton, NJ as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    273,669 ± 12,652 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    204,992 ± 10,992 people
  3. Mexico
    104,320 ± 7,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of New Jersey was India, the natal country of 273,669 New Jersey residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 204,992 and Mexico with 104,320.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.89%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
744 people
8.43%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
710 people

As of 2022, 8.89% of Newton, NJ residents (744 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newton, NJ was 8.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    153 ± 83
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    72 ± 71
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    31 ± 37

Newton, NJ has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Newton, NJ employs 4.16k people. The largest industries in Newton, NJ are Health Care & Social Assistance (707 people), Retail Trade (696 people), and Manufacturing (491 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($150,056), Information ($100,625), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($89,861).

Males in New Jersey have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,965. The income inequality in New Jersey (measured using the Gini index) is 0.489, which is higher than than the national average.

Occupations

4.16k
2022 Value
± 491
−1.91%
1 Year decline
± 16.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newton, NJ declined at a rate of −1.91%, from 4.24k employees to 4.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newton, NJ, are Sales & Related Occupations (560 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (521 people), and Management Occupations (437 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newton, NJ.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.16k
2022 Value
± 491
−1.91%
1 Year decline
± 16.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newton, NJ declined at a rate of −1.91%, from 4.24k employees to 4.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton, NJ, are Health Care & Social Assistance (707 people), Retail Trade (696 people), and Manufacturing (491 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton, NJ, though some of these residents may live in Newton, NJ and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$59,170
Median earning men ± $6,391
$36,582
Median earning women ± $10,008

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($106,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($91,250), and Manufacturing ($68,125).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,959), Manufacturing ($78,636), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($50,789).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.27%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.24M people employed in New Jersey. This represents a 2.27% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 16.5%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in New Jersey.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in New Jersey went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 57.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.696%).

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing the state of New Jersey. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from New Jersey

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Bob Menendez
Senator from New Jersey1
Assumed office on January 17, 2006
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jon Corzine, who was elected Governor of New Jersey.
Cory Booker
Senator from New Jersey2
Assumed office on October 31, 2013
Elected to the seat to succeed Jeffrey Chiesa, who had been appointed to the seat following the death of Frank Lautenberg.

Bob Menendez and Cory Booker are the senators currently representing New Jersey.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from New Jersey

New Jersey is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for New Jersey have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Newton, NJ awarded 397 degrees. The student population of Newton, NJ in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,161 male students and 1,020 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newton, NJ are White (310 and 80.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (51 and 13.2%), Two or More Races (14 and 3.62%), and Asian (8 and 2.07%).

The largest universities in Newton, NJ by number of degrees awarded are Sussex County Community College (397 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Newton, NJ are Liberal Arts & Sciences (147 and 37%), General Business Administration & Management (49 and 12.3%), and Other Corrections & Criminal Justice (31 and 7.81%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,181 students enrolled in Newton, NJ, 53.2% men and 46.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,520 records, of which 47.8% were women and 52.2% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Newton, NJ was General Business Administration & Management with 49 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Newton, NJ according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
397 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sussex County Community College with 397 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 179 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newton, NJ, which is 0.821 times less than the 218 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 310 degrees mean that there were 6.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 51 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,040) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,040) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,481) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.15% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.13% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.92M), Bachelors Degree (1.77M), and Some college (1.3M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newton, NJ was $271,300 in 2022, which is 0.962 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $229,100 to $271,300, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Newton, NJ is 56.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Newton, NJ have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newton, NJ is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$271,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$17,564
$2,001
Median Property Taxes
±$293

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newton, NJ the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Newton, NJ compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

56.9%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 56.9% of the housing units in Newton, NJ were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3738
  2. Census Tract 3737

The following map shows all of the places in Newton, NJ colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$72,240
Median Household Income
± $16,039
3.52k
Number of Households
± 433

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.52k households in Newton, NJ grew to $72,240 from the previous year's value of $69,107.

The following chart displays the households in Newton, NJ distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newton, NJ is from New Jersey.
0.489
2022 Wage GINI in New Jersey
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in New Jersey

In 2022, the income inequality in New Jersey was 0.489 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.278% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for New Jersey was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in New Jersey in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.5%)
  2. Carpooled (8.63%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.75%)

In 2022, 79.5% of workers in Newton, NJ drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.63%) and those who worked at home (5.75%).

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton, NJ have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.02% of the workforce in Newton, NJ have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newton, NJ distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newton, NJ have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton, NJ (1.02k out of 7.97k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newton, NJ is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

96.7% of the population of Newton, NJ has health coverage, with 53.8% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 0.337% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Sussex County, NJ see 2097 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.75% increase from the previous year (1983 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1373 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 532 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,097 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Sussex County, NJ

Primary care physicians in Sussex County, NJ see an average of 2,097 patients per year. This represents a 5.75% increase from the previous year (1,983 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sussex County, NJ in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.6% under 18 years, 21.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.35%
Uninsured
53.8%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
15.3%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
0.337%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newton, NJ declined by 22.4% from 4.32% to 3.35%.

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