North Newton, Kansas

North Newton, Kansas
Memorial Hall on Bethel College campus
Memorial Hall on Bethel College campus
Location within Harvey County and Kansas
Location within Harvey County and Kansas
KDOT map of Harvey County (legend)
Coordinates: 38°04′20″N 97°20′44″W / 38.0722333°N 97.3455918°W / 38.0722333; -97.3455918Coordinates: 38°04′20″N 97°20′44″W / 38.0722333°N 97.3455918°W / 38.0722333; -97.3455918[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyHarvey
TownshipNewton
Incorporated1938
Named forNorth of Newton
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
Area
[2]
 • Total0.92 sq mi (2.37 km2)
 • Land0.91 sq mi (2.37 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
[1]
1,437 ft (438 m)
Population
 (2020)[3]
 • Total1,814
 • Density2,000/sq mi (770/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67117
Area code316
FIPS code20-51225 [1]
GNIS ID478000 [1]
Websitenorthnewton.org

North Newton is a city in Harvey County, Kansas, United States.[1] As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 1,814.[3] It is located between the north side of the city of Newton (separate entity) and the south side of Interstate I-135. North Newton is home of Bethel College.

History

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.

A post office was established as Bethel College on December 19, 1934, then later it was renamed to North Newton on December 1, 1938.[4]

Geography

North Newton is located at coordinates 38.0722333, -97.3455918 in the state of Kansas,[1] along the north side of the city of Newton. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.90 square miles (2.33 km2), all of it land.[5]

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, North Newton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[6]

Area attractions

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950566
196089057.2%
19709638.2%
19801,22226.9%
19901,2623.3%
20001,52220.6%
20101,75915.6%
20201,8143.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census[8] of 2010, there were 1,759 people, 710 households, and 387 families living 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, 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[9] of 2000, there were 1,522 people, 604 households, and 335 families living 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.[10][11]

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.

Government

The North Newton government consists of a mayor and five council members. The council meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7PM.[12]

  • City Hall, 2601 N Main.

Education

Primary and secondary education

The community is served by Newton USD 373 public school district.

College

North Newton is home to Bethel College, the oldest Mennonite college in the United States since its founding in 1887.[13]

Infrastructure

1915 Railroad Map of Harvey County

Transportation

Interstate I-135 runs along the north side of North Newton.

Utilities

  • Internet
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Electricity
  • Gas
  • Water
    • City is provided by City of Newton, billed by City of North Newton.
    • Rural is provided by Harvey County RWD #1 (map).
  • Sewer
    • Service is billed by City of North Newton.
  • Trash
    • Service is billed by City of North Newton.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "North Newton, Kansas", Geographic Names Information System, United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Profile of North Newton, Kansas in 2020". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on November 11, 2021. Retrieved November 11, 2021.
  4. ^ "Kansas Post Offices, 1828-1961 (archived)". Kansas Historical Society. Archived from the original on October 9, 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2014.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-02-20. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  6. ^ Climate Summary for North Newton, Kansas
  7. ^ Kauffman Museum at Bethel College
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ U.S. Census Bureau - 2000 Census, Population and Housing Unit Counts for Kansas
  11. ^ U.S. Census Bureau - 1990 Census, Population and Housing Unit Counts for Kansas
  12. ^ North Newton - Directory of Public Officials
  13. ^ "History of Bethel | Bethel College". www.bethelks.edu. Retrieved 2020-02-04.

Further reading

External links

City
  • North Newton - Official
  • North Newton - Directory of Public Officials, League of Kansas Municipalities
Historical
  • Harvey County Genealogical Society
  • Harvey County Roots
  • Rachel Buller - Fighting For Art on YouTube, from Hatteberg's People on KAKE TV news
Maps
  • North Newton City Map, KDOT
  • Topo Map of Newton / North Newton / Walton area, USGS
  • Harvey County Maps: Current, Historic, KDOT
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