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Page Contents for Newton, Iowa

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Iowa state capital is Des Moines.
The population of Newton is approximately 15,607 (2005), 15254 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 6,477 (1990), 6668 (2010).
The amount of land area in Newton is 23.209 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Newton is 10.3 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Newton to Washington DC is 900 miles.
The distance to the Iowa state capital is 31 miles. (as the crow flies)
Newton is positioned 41.69 degrees north of the equator and 93.04 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Newton elevation is 954 feet above sea level.
Newton median income is $ 44,000 (2005).
The Newton median home price is $ 78,700 (2000).


about 31 miles east of Des Moines in south-central Iowa along Interstate 80. Other nearby communities include Lambs Grove, Reasnor, Kellogg, Baxter, Monroe, Colfax, Prairie City and Oakland Acres.

Here is a map page for Newton. Nearby communities include: Grinnell to the east, Knoxville, Pella and Oskaloosa to the south, and Marshalltown to the north.
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History & History Related Items

It Happened Here!
1969, August 31
Death of Rocky Marciano
Boxing legend Rocky Marciano and two others were killed on Aug. 31, 1969, when a single-engine plane flying from Chicago to Des Moines crashed just South of Newton. Marciano was the heavyweight champion of the 1950s who retired with his title and unbeaten record intact.
In 1999, the Mayor of Newton created a day in Rocky Marciano's honor. On that day, he unveiled a bronze plaque at the International Wrestling Institute and Museum to mark Rocky Marciano Day.
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Amboy Trail Ranch
4423 Iowa Street
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 792-9932
Open Mon. - Sat., 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Admission Charge

Newton Iowa Speedway

Mariposa Park
7 miles northeast of Newton
This park has 151 acres with a 17 acre lake. There are pine trees, primitive camping and a short hiking trail. One of the features of the park is a fenced-in area where Bison are able to run free. For more information, please call 641-792-9780

Jasper County Historical Society Museum
I-80 & Hwy. 14
Newton, IA 50208
Phone: (641) 792-9118
Open May 1 - Oct. 1, Daily 1 - 5 p.m.
Admission Charge

Jasper County Courthouse
1st Avenue - Downtown Newton
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 792-7016
Open 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.
No Admission Charge
The Jasper County Courthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It dates back to 1909. It is of Neo-Classic design and includes a stained glass dome and much more.

International Wrestling Institute & Museum
I-80 & Hwy. 14
Newton, IA 50208
Phone: (641) 791-1517
Open Tues. - Sat., 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Admission Charge
This museum opened on 19 September 1998 and has many exhibits and displays including a life-size mural of Abraham Lincoln wrestling Jack Armstrong in 1831. Also see a poster for every Olympic Games along with a summary of American wrestlers in each Olympics.

Maytag Dairy Farms
2282 E. 8th St. N.
Hwy. 14 north of I-80
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 792-1133
Toll-free: 800-247-2458
Open Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat., 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
No Admission Charge
The home of the famous Maytag Blue Cheese. Learn the history and importance of Maytag Blue Cheese. Cheese sampling is a highlight on the cheese tour. Maytag Dairy Farms was begun in 1941 by Fred Maytag II. Though equipment may be newer, the process still is maintained from earlier years giving the cheese its same consistent and fine American Blue Cheese.

St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
223 E. 4th St. N.
Newton, IA 50208
Phone: (641) 792-6971
Guided Tours by Appointment only
No Admission Charge

LaCorsette Maison Inn
629 1st Ave. E.
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 792-6833
Guided Tours by Appointment Only
Gourmet dining by appointment only
Admission Charge for tours not accompanying dinner

Learn more about Newton at this site from the Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Some attractions in the area.

More information for Newton, Iowa.

The Maytag Store
One Dependability Square
Newton, Iowa 50208
See displays of early products in one of the original buildings from 1905. Maytag merchandise may also be purchased here.

Newton Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
3000 N. 4th Ave. E.
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 791-3021
Learning Center open 5 days a week 8 - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on weekends and holidays.
Gardens open daylight to dusk 365 days a year A collection of native and introduced trees and various plants useful in the beautification and enhancement of the Iowa landscape

Noah's Ark Petting Zoo
6404 Hwy. F48 West (Old Hwy. 6)
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: (641) 792-4498
Open on the weekends and by appointment during the week.
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Newton City Government

City of Newton
101 West 4th Street South
Newton, IA 50208
Phone: 641-792-2787
Fax: 641-792-9248

Newton is governed by a Mayor/City Council form of government.

Newton Historical Events

The Largest Marketing blunder, the now Infamous Hoover Flight Fiasco. Subject of a major BBC documentary "Hoover Flight Fiasco" part of the Trouble at The top series. Harry Cichy battle with the Maytag Corporation of Newton Iowa.

Newton Chamber

Newton Chamber of Commerce
113 1st Ave W
Newton, IA 50208-3721
Phone: 641-792-5545

Newton Community News

The Newton Daily News
Phone: 641-792-3121

Newton Organizations

Newton Chamber of Commerce
113 1st Ave W
Newton, IA 50208-3721
Phone: 641-792-5545

Newton Libraries

Newton Library
100 N 3rd Ave East
Newton, IA 50208-3217
Phone: 641-792-4108
Fax: 641-791-0729

Newton Schools

Newton Community School District
807 S 6th Ave West
Newton, IA 50208-4548
Phone: 641-792-5809

Newton Christian School
703 E 11 St N
Newton, Iowa 50208
Phone: 641-792-1924
Classes from Kindergarten through Eighth grade.


Des Moines Area Community College
2006 South Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50021-3993
Phone: 515-964-6200
Toll-free: 1-800-362-2127 Newton


The population of Newton was:
1990 - 14,789
2000 - 15,579
2005 - 15,607
Median house value:
2000 - $ 78,700
2005 - $ 93,300

Median Household income:
2000 - $ 40,345
2005 - $ 44,000

Median age:
2000 - 39.1 years

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