Newton 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).