Newton, Utah

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Newton, Utah
Town
Location in Cache County and the state of Utah.
Location in Cache County and the state of Utah.
Coordinates: 41°51′40″N 111°59′24″W / 41.86111°N 111.99000°W / 41.86111; -111.99000Coordinates: 41°51′40″N 111°59′24″W / 41.86111°N 111.99000°W / 41.86111; -111.99000
Country United States
State Utah
County Cache
Named for 'New Town' separate from Clarkston
Area
 • Total 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land 0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation[1] 4,534 ft (1,382 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total 787
 • Density 915.2/sq mi (353.4/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 84327
Area code(s) 435
FIPS code 49-54550[2]
GNIS feature ID 1430705[1]

Newton is a town in Cache County, Utah, United States. It was founded in 1869 by LDS Pioneers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The population was 789 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Logan, Utah-Idaho Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²), all of it land.

History[edit]

Newton was first settled in 1869. A bridge was built over the Bear River in 1871 and it was at that point that many of the inhabitants of Clarkston, Utah moved to this "new town".[3] Newton has two reservoirs nearby: Newton Dam and reservoir to the north, and the much larger Cutler Reservoir to the south.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 195
1880 304 55.9%
1890 473 55.6%
1900 429 −9.3%
1910 515 20.0%
1920 529 2.7%
1930 555 4.9%
1940 549 −1.1%
1950 497 −9.5%
1960 480 −3.4%
1970 444 −7.5%
1980 623 40.3%
1990 659 5.8%
2000 699 6.1%
2010 789 12.9%
Est. 2012 787 −0.3%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 699 people, 196 households, and 165 families residing in the town. The population density was 915.2 people per square mile (355.1/km²). There were 204 housing units at an average density of 267.1 per square mile (103.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.57% White, 2.29% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.43% of the population.

There were 196 households out of which 53.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 77.6% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.8% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.57 and the average family size was 4.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 36.8% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 22.0% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $45,000, and the median income for a family was $47,875. Males had a median income of $31,957 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,146. None of the families and 0.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 3.5% of those over 64.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Newton
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Andrew Jenson. Encyclopedic History of the Church. p. 583