North Newton, Kansas

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North Newton, Kansas
City
Memorial Hall on Bethel College campus
Memorial Hall on Bethel College campus
Motto: A distinctive community working for harmony, beauty and diversity.
Location within Harvey County (top) and Kansas (bottom)
Location within Harvey County (top) and Kansas (bottom)
Coordinates: 38°4′26″N 97°20′47″W / 38.07389°N 97.34639°W / 38.07389; -97.34639Coordinates: 38°4′26″N 97°20′47″W / 38.07389°N 97.34639°W / 38.07389; -97.34639[1]
Country United States
State Kansas
County Harvey
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
 • Mayor Ronald Braun[2]
 • City Admin John Torline[2]
Area[3]
 • Total 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Land 0.90 sq mi (2.33 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 1,437 ft (438 m)
Population (2010)[4]
 • Total 1,759
 • Estimate (2012[5]) 1,779
 • Density 2,000/sq mi (750/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67117
Area code 316
FIPS code 20-51225 [1]
GNIS feature ID 0478000 [1]
Website NorthNewton.org

North Newton is a city in Harvey County, Kansas, United States.[1] As of the 2010 census, the city population was 1,759.[6] The city of Newton is located next to the city, but is not part of North Newton. North Newton is home of Bethel College.

History[edit]

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.[7]

Geography[edit]

North Newton is located at 38°4′26″N 97°20′47″W / 38.07389°N 97.34639°W / 38.07389; -97.34639 (38.073865, -97.346355)[1] and immediately north of Newton. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), all of it land.[3]

Climate[edit]

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.[8]

Area attractions[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 890
1970 963 8.2%
1980 1,222 26.9%
1990 1,262 3.3%
2000 1,522 20.6%
2010 1,759 15.6%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] 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.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[10] 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.[11][12]

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.

Government[edit]

The North Newton government consists of a mayor and five council members. The council meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7PM.[2]

  • City Hall, 2601 N Main.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary education[edit]

North Newton is part of Unified School District 373.[13][14]

College[edit]

North Newton is home to Bethel College, the oldest Mennonite college in the United States since its founding in 1887.[citation needed]

Infrastructure[edit]

1915 Railroad Map of Harvey County

Transportation[edit]

Interstate I-135 runs along the north side of North Newton.

Utilities[edit]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

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External links[edit]

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