Newtown, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

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Newtown is located in Pennsylvania
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°39′6″N 76°20′52″W / 40.65167°N 76.34778°W / 40.65167; -76.34778Coordinates: 40°39′6″N 76°20′52″W / 40.65167°N 76.34778°W / 40.65167; -76.34778
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 244
 • Density 370/sq mi (140/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Newtown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Reilly Township, Schuylkill County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was founded in 1828, and the first permanent dwelling was built in 1846 by John Bettinger, a native of the Saarland, Germany.[citation needed] The population was 244 at the 2000 census.


Newtown is located at 40°39′6″N 76°20′52″W / 40.65167°N 76.34778°W / 40.65167; -76.34778 (40.651714, -76.347837).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), in which all of it is land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 244 people, 93 households, and 67 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 376.4 people per square mile (144.9/km²). There were 99 housing units at an average density of 152.7 per square mile (58.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White.

There were 93 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 20.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.09.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $32,344, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $32,083 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $14,722. About 3.2% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under the age of eighteen and none of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.