is a city located in Catawba County, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 12,560. It is the county seat of Catawba County.
Newton is part of the Hickory–Lenoir–Morganton Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Newton is located at 35°39'54" North, 81°13'28" West (35.665082, -81.224351).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.0 square miles (33.7 km²), of which, 13.0 square miles (33.6 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it is water. The total area is 0.23% water.