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Newton County Statistics

Facts

Land area578.1 square miles
Population Density37.6 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)21,689
Population change-0.1%
Under 5 years of age7%
Under 1825.5%
65 and over16%
Females51.9%
White63.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race1.6
Asian0.4%
Two or more races0.8%
Black or African American30.3%
Native American4.9%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school83%
Had a bachelor degree or higher14.7%
Veterans1,839

Households and Housing

Households7,931
Persons per household2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more87.5%
Median household income$39,190
The Per capita income$18,864
Live below the poverty line18.6%
Housing units9,318
Multi-unit structures4%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$72,100
Residents owning their homes77.6%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,355
Women-owned firms26.4%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$146,663
Retail sales per capita$6,500
Manufacturers shipments$290,795
Merchant wholesaler sales$9,154
Source US Census Data