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Newtown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Newtown had a population of 2,209 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newtown: Newton.

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Newtown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,209
Daytime Population: Workers 2,066
Daytime Population: Residents 889
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,955
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.34
Population in Households 2,209
Population in Familes 1,751
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,990
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $105,264
Average Household Income $153,033
Per Capita Income $65,882


Total Housing Units 1,030 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 611 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 340 (33.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $526,786
Average Home Value $607,570


Total Households 951
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 585
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.24% -0.09%
Households -0.2% -0.08%
Families -0.33% -0.17%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

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, 2017 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 # 593 66th
Population Density # 257 85th
Diversity Index # 890 49th
Median Household Income # 36 98th
Per Capita Income # 16 99th

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