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Newton has the 2163rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 0.5% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Newton is part of the Hickory metro area. Unemployment in the Hickory area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Hickory has the 171st largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Newton is below average at $38,250, and the median cost of a home in Newton is $109,700, which is below the national average. 15% of workers in Newton hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 78% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Newton. 86% of Newton workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 5% walk. People in Newton spend an average of 19 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Catawba County NCWorks Career Center

3301 Hwy 70 South East
Newton, NC 28658