Newton County MS Information


Newton County Subdivisions

Newton County MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 22,021
Daytime Population: Workers 6,468
Daytime Population: Residents 13,120
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,588
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 21,469
Population in Familes 18,082
Population in Group Qrtrs 552
Population Density2 38
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $38,817
Average Household Income $51,817
Per Capita Income $20,083


Total Housing Units 9,568 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,293 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,055 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,220 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $78,661
Average Home Value $106,225


Total Households 8,348
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 5,814
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.21%
Households 0.22% 0.21%
Families 0.03% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   2.62%


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, 2017 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 Density # 47 44th
Diversity Index # 21 76th
Median Household Income # 22 74th
Per Capita Income # 31 63rd

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