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Newton, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Town of Newton had a population of 8,046 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Newton is located at latitude 41.0515 and longitude -74.7536 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Newton (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 643 feet.

The Town of Newton (GNIS ID: 885322) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newton: Chinkchewunska, New Town, Newtown, Sussex, Sussex Court House.

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Newton, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 8,046
Daytime Population: Workers 7,385
Daytime Population: Residents 4,408
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,793
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.47
Population in Households 7,471
Population in Familes 5,712
Population in Group Qrtrs 575
Population Density2 2,396
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $47,007
Average Household Income $67,620
Per Capita Income $28,795


Total Housing Units 3,564 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,478 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,687 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 400 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $244,766
Average Home Value $268,517


Total Households 3,164
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 1,856
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.13% -0.28%
Households -0.25% -0.38%
Families -0.16% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Newton, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 186 66th
Population Density # 292 47th
Diversity Index # 228 58th
Median Household Income # 489 10th
Per Capita Income # 433 21st

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