Newton County MS Information


Newton County Subdivisions

Newton County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,139
Population in Households 21,586
Population in Familes 18,209
Population in Group Qrtrs 553
Population Density1 38
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 8,344
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 5,813
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 9,551 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,367 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,977 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,207 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $74,324
Average Home Value $104,256


Median Household Income $37,223
Average Household Income $49,568
Per Capita Income $19,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.43%
Households 0.25% 0.38%
Families 0.03% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Newton County MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton County to the other 82 counties and county equivalents in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 45 46th
Population Density1 # 47 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 24 72nd
Median Household Income # 25 71st
Per Capita Income # 33 60th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Mississippi Census Data Comparison Tool.