Ethnic Makeup of Newton

Ethnic Makeup of Newton

According to the latest Census statistics available  2010), Newton’s population made up of:

Ethnic Makeup of Newton

  • 82.3 percent white
  • 2.5 percent African American
  • 0.1 percent American Indian and Alaska native
  • 11.5 percent Asian
  • 0 percent Hawaiian
  • 2.4 percent two ore more races
  • 4.1 percent Hispanic.

How does that compare to the rest of the state? Massachusetts statistics are:

  • 82.6 percent white
  • 8.3 percent African American
  • 0.5 percent American Indian and Alaska native
  • 6.3 percent Asian
  • 0.1 percent Hawaiian
  • 10.8 percent Hispanic

According to a 2014 estimate, there are 88,287 living in Newton.

Other interesting facts:

  • Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2009-2013: 85.1% Newton compared to 86.7% Massachusetts
  • Foreign born persons, percent, 2009-2013: 20.5% Newton compared to 15.0% Massachusetts
  • Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2009-2013: 25.6% Newton compared to 21.9% Massachusetts
  • High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013: 97.0% Newton compared to 89.4% Massachusetts
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2009-2013: 76.2% Newton compared to 39.4% Massachusetts
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