Newton, Edmonton

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Newton
Neighbourhood
Newton is located in Edmonton
Newton
Newton
Location of Newton in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°34′34″N 113°25′23″W / 53.576°N 113.423°W / 53.576; -113.423
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 7
Sector[2] Mature area
Government[3]
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Tony Caterina
Area[4]
 • Total 1.06 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Elevation 661 m (2,169 ft)
Population (2012)[5]
 • Total 2,910
 • Density 2,745.3/km2 (7,110/sq mi)
 • Change (2009–12) Decrease-2.5%
 • Dwellings 1,305

Newton is a residential neighbourhood located in north east Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It is named for Reverend William Newton who arrived in Edmonton in 1875.

The neighbourhood is bounded on the south by Alberta (118) Avenue, on the north by the Yellowhead Trail, on the east by 50 Street, and on the west by 58 Street.

Northlands Coliseum and the Coliseum LRT Station are located a short distance to the west of the neighbourhood.

Demographics[edit]

In the City of Edmonton's 2012 municipal census, Newton had a population of 2,910 living in 1,305 dwellings,[5] a -2.5% change from its 2009 population of 2,985.[6] With a land area of 1.06 km2 (0.41 sq mi),[4] it had a population density of 2,745.3 people/km2 in 2012.[4][5]

Residential development[edit]

Development of Newton, according to the 2001 federal census, began prior to the end of World War II when roughly one in twelve (8.8%) of residences were built. Just under half of the residences (45.8%) were built during the first fifteen years following the end of the war, that is, between 1946 and 1960. One in six residences (15.4%) were constructed during the 1970s and another one in six (18.0%) were constructed during the 1980s. The remaining residences were all constructed after 1990.[7]

The most common type of dwelling in Newton, accounting for seven out of every eight (88%) of residences according to the 2005 municipal census, is the single-family dwelling. Another 7% are rented apartments and apartment style condominiums in low-rise buildings with fewer than five stories. Almost all of the remaining structures (4%) are duplexes.[8] Four out of five (79%) of residences are owner-occupied.

Schools[edit]

St. Leo Catholic Elementary School, operated by the Edmonton Catholic School System, is the only active school in the neighbourhood. Newton Elementary School, founded in 1955, was closed by the Edmonton Public School Board at the end of the 2006/07 school year, due in part to declining attendance.[9][10]

Surrounding neighbourhoods[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Edmonton Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods, 2011" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "Neighbourhoods (data plus kml file)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c "Municipal Census Results – Edmonton 2012 Census". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "2009 Municipal Census Results". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ http://censusdocs.edmonton.ca/DD23/FEDERAL%202001/Neighbourhood/NEWTON.pdf
  8. ^ Duplexes include triplexes and quadruplexes.
  9. ^ http://www.epsb.ca/board/march22_07/item06.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story/2007/03/23/school-closures.html

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