Looking east across Newton
Newton was first settled in 1869 by Mormon pioneers. In 1871 they constructed a bridge across the nearby Bear River and soon saw many folks relocating from Clarkston to Newton.
Another early project taken on by the pioneers was the construction of the Newton Dam on Clarkson Creek, about a mile north of town. It was the first large irrigation project in Utah and perhaps the largest irrigation project in the United States at the time (1872).
Cutler Reservoir, south of Newton
Fast Facts about Newton, Utah
High School or Higher: 95.9%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 19.0%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 5.9%
Cost of Living Index for Newton: 81.4
Median Household Income: $56,500
Median Home Value: $165,000
Median Resident Age: 30.3 Years
Manufacturing, Construction, Health Care, Social Services, Agriculture, Professional Services, Government, Waste Management Services, Finance & Insurance Services
Unemployed (March 2015): 3.2%