North Newton, Kansas
|North Newton, Kansas|
Memorial Hall on Bethel College campus
|Motto: A distinctive community working for harmony, beauty and diversity.|
Location within Harvey County (top) and Kansas (bottom)
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|• Mayor||Ronald Braun|
|• City Admin||John Torline|
|• Total||0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)|
|• Land||0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,437 ft (438 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||1,779|
|• Density||2,000/sq mi (750/km2)|
|Time zone||CST (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|FIPS code||20-51225 |
|GNIS feature ID||0478000 |
North Newton is a city in Harvey County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,759. The city of Newton is located next to the city, but is not part of North Newton. North Newton is home of Bethel College.
- 1 History
- 2 Geography
- 3 Area attractions
- 4 Demographics
- 5 Government
- 6 Education
- 7 Infrastructure
- 8 Notable people
- 9 See also
- 10 Further reading
- 11 References
- 12 External links
For millennia, the land now known as Kansas was inhabited by Native Americans. In 1803, most of modern Kansas was secured by the United States as part of the Louisiana Purchase. In 1854, the Kansas Territory was organized, then in 1861 Kansas became the 34th U.S. state. In 1872, Harvey County was founded.
A post office was established as Bethel College on December 19, 1934, then later it was renamed to North Newton on December 1, 1938.
The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, North Newton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,759 people, 710 households, and 387 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,954.4 inhabitants per square mile (754.6 /km2). There were 741 housing units at an average density of 823.3 per square mile (317.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.7% White, 1.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.9% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.2% of the population.
There were 710 households of which 16.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.8% were married couples living together, 3.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 0.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 45.5% were non-families. 43.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 32% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.69.
The median age in the city was 48.6 years. 13.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 21.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 11.5% were from 25 to 44; 20.6% were from 45 to 64; and 33.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 45.7% male and 54.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,522 people, 604 households, and 335 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,775.4 people per square mile (683.3/km²). There were 632 housing units at an average density of 737.2 per square mile (283.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.96% White, 2.04% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.33% Pacific Islander, 1.97% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.83% of the population.
There were 604 households out of which 14.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 1.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.4% were non-families. 42.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 31.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.89 and the average family size was 2.55.
In the city the population was spread out with 10.8% under the age of 18, 23.3% from 18 to 24, 12.4% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 35.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 49 years. For every 100 females there were 79.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.5 males.
As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $36,974, and the median income for a family was $52,500. Males had a median income of $40,769 versus $23,056 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,869. About 3.6% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.3% of those under age 18 and 6.8% of those age 65 or over.
The North Newton government consists of a mayor and five council members. The council meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7PM.
- City Hall, 2601 N Main.
Primary and secondary education
Interstate I-135 runs along the north side of North Newton.
- City is provided by Westar Energy.
- Gas is provided by Kansas Gas Service.
- Sewer is billed by City of North Newton.
- Trash is billed by City of North Newton.
- List of people from Harvey County, Kansas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Harvey County, Kansas
- Bethel Threshers
- Threshing Stone
- Chisholm Trail
- Geographic Names Information System (GNIS) details for North Newton, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978.
- North Newton - Directory of Public Officials
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
- "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
- Climate Summary for North Newton, Kansas
- Kauffman Museum at Bethel College
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- U.S. Census Bureau - 2000 Census, Population and Housing Unit Counts for Kansas
- U.S. Census Bureau - 1990 Census, Population and Housing Unit Counts for Kansas
- USD 373
- Kansas School District Boundary Map
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