North Newton, Kansas
|North Newton, Kansas|
|— City —|
|Bethel College campus|
|Motto: A distinctive community working for harmony, beauty and diversity.|
|• Mayor||Ronald Braun|
|• City Administrator||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 (2011)||1,765|
|• Density||1,954.4/sq mi (754.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|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 it not part of North Newton. North Newton is home of Bethel College.
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.
Area attractions 
2010 census 
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 out 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 
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.
See also 
- List of people from Harvey County, Kansas
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Harvey County, Kansas
- Newton, Kansas
- Bethel College
- Bethel Threshers
- Threshing Stone
- Chisholm Trail
- 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 2013-01-03.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Kauffman Museum at Bethel College
- 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
Further reading 
- History of the State of Kansas; William G. Cutler; A.T. Andreas Publisher; 1883. (Online HTML eBook)
- Kansas : A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc; 3 Volumes; Frank W. Blackmar; Standard Publishing Co; 944 / 955 / 824 pages; 1912. (Volume1 - Download 54MB PDF eBook),(Volume2 - Download 53MB PDF eBook), (Volume3 - Download 33MB PDF eBook)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: North Newton, Kansas|
- North Newton City Map, KDOT
- Harvey County Maps: Current, 1941
- Topo Map of Newton / North Newton / Walton area, USGS