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Newtown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Newtown had a population of 2,292 as of July 1, 2016. Newtown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newtown is located at latitude 40.2283 and longitude -74.9323 in Bucks County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Newtown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Bucks County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 161 feet.

The Borough of Newtown (GNIS ID: 1214973) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newtown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newtown: Newton.

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Newtown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,292
Population in Households 2,292
Population in Familes 1,819
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,140
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 983
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 604
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,047 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 632 (60.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 351 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $549,669
Average Home Value $618,750


Median Household Income $101,608
Average Household Income $143,208
Per Capita Income $61,420
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.29%
Households 0.3% 0.24%
Families 0.13% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Newtown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newtown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 576 67th
Population Density1 # 233 87th
Diversity Index2 # 860 51st
Median Household Income # 38 98th
Per Capita Income # 17 99th

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