Newton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin

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Newton, Wisconsin
Location of Newton, Wisconsin
Location of Newton, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 44°1′49″N 87°44′3″W / 44.03028°N 87.73417°W / 44.03028; -87.73417
CountryUnited States
 • Total35.5 sq mi (91.9 km2)
 • Land34.1 sq mi (88.2 km2)
 • Water1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
Elevation745 ft (227 m)
 • Total2,241
 • Density65.8/sq mi (25.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)920
FIPS code55-57200[2]
GNIS feature ID1583817[1]

Newton is a town in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 2,241 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated communities of Clover, Duveneck, Newton, Newtonburg, and Northeim are located in the town. The unincorporated community of Rube is also located partially in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.5 square miles (91.9 km²), of which, 34.1 square miles (88.2 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²) of it (3.97%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,241 people, 795 households, and 631 families residing in the town. The population density was 65.8 people per square mile (25.4/km²). There were 850 housing units at an average density of 24.9 per square mile (9.6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.71% White, 0.31% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 795 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.9% were married couples living together, 4.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.8 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $54,359, and the median income for a family was $61,174. Males had a median income of $36,620 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,467. About 2.3% of families and 4.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.3% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Coordinates: 43°59′38″N 87°43′35″W / 43.99389°N 87.72639°W / 43.99389; -87.72639

Historical landmarks[edit]

The Lutze Housebarn is one of the few remaining housebarns still in existence in the United States.[3]

Notable people[edit]

  • Robert Naumann, farmer, businessman, and Wisconsin State Assemblyman, was born in the town.[4]
  • Simon F. Wehrwein, farmer, educator, and Wisconsin State Assemblyman, was born in the town.[5]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Centreville Historical Society-Lutze Housebarn
  4. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1925,' Biographical Sketch of Robert Naumann, pg. 668
  5. ^ 'Wisconsin Blue Book 1909.' Biographical Sketch of S. F. Wehrwein, pg. 1125

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