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Newton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Newton had a population of 3,378 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Newton is located at latitude 32.3301 and longitude -89.1475 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newton (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

The City of Newton (GNIS ID: 2404376) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Newton is located within Supervisor District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Newton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newton: Newton Depot.

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Newton, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,378
Population in Households 3,238
Population in Familes 2,609
Population in Group Qrtrs 140
Population Density1 472
Diversity Index2 50


Total Households 1,344
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 858
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,535 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 829 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 515 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $77,547
Average Home Value $90,350


Median Household Income $29,187
Average Household Income $39,744
Per Capita Income $15,997
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.24%
Households 0.29% 0.31%
Families 0.25% 0.21%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 90 75th
Population Density1 # 186 49th
Diversity Index2 # 147 60th
Median Household Income # 237 35th
Per Capita Income # 230 37th

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