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The City of Newton had a population of 3,351 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newton: Newton Depot.

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


Total Population 3,351
Daytime Population: Workers 2,707
Daytime Population: Residents 2,036
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,743
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.42
Population in Households 3,203
Population in Familes 2,572
Population in Group Qrtrs 148
Population Density2 469
Diversity Index3 50


Median Household Income $34,585
Average Household Income $43,535
Per Capita Income $18,045


Total Housing Units 1,539 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 793 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 537 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $72,365
Average Home Value $81,990


Total Households 1,330
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 845
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 -0.09% 0.04%
Households 0.06% 0.11%
Families -0.03% -0.07%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

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, 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 # 90 75th
Population Density # 183 50th
Diversity Index # 147 60th
Median Household Income # 171 53rd
Per Capita Income # 224 38th

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