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Newton, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Newton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Newton County at latitude 32.3301 and longitude -89.1475. Newton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Newton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Newton, Mississippi.

The P1 Census Class Code for Newton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newton: Newton Depot.

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Newton, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,339
Population in Households 3,201
Population in Familes 2,588
Population in Group Qrtrs 138
Population Density1 467
Diversity Index2 49


Total Households 1,329
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 848
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 832 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 496 (32.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 191 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $80,041
Average Home Value $93,337


Median Household Income $29,718
Average Household Income $40,430
Per Capita Income $16,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.24% 0.1%
Households 0.09% 0.16%
Families 0.03% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.09%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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, 2014 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 # 187 49th
Diversity Index2 # 151 58th
Median Household Income # 231 36th
Per Capita Income # 231 36th

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