Newton is located in southeast Illinois. Newton is between the Jasper, Clay, Richland county. Newton has 1.85 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Newton population is 2,872, which has shrunk 6.42% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 3.62% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Newton median household income is $41,053 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 35.58% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 22.70% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Newton median house value is $75,200 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 27.03% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 34.33% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Newton is better than the state average in quality. The Newton area code is 618.