Newton, Alabama Population 2024

1,658

Newton is a city located in Coffee County, Dale County, Geneva County, and Houston County Alabama. Newton has a 2024 population of 1,658. Newton is currently growing at a rate of 0.79% annually and its population has increased by 3.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,604 in 2020.

The average household income in Newton is $65,886 with a poverty rate of 14.76%. The median age in Newton is 43.9 years: 41.9 years for males, and 48 years for females.

Newton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Newton was:

  • White: 85.99%
  • Black or African American: 12.11%
  • Two or more races: 1.64%
  • Asian: 0.26%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
14.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
116.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.37% (54)
The current population of Newton, Alabama is 1,658 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,604.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,31485.99%
Black or African American18512.11%
Two or more races251.64%
Asian40.26%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Newton Population by Race

Newton Population Pyramid 2024

Newton Median Age

43.9

Total

41.9

Male

48

Female

Newton Adults

There are 1,181 adults, (305 of whom are seniors) in Newton.

Newton Age Dependency

74.4

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton Sex Ratio

Female76750.2%
Male76149.8%

Newton Population by Age

Newton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5972.5682.217.8
Married2953.3788.111.9
Non Family2131.1576.523.5
Female472.576634
Male423.9888.111.9

3.32

Average Family Size

2.56

Average Household Size

82.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Newton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade11610.93%
Associates Degree908.48%
Bachelors Degree11010.37%
Graduate Degree242.26%
High School Graduate35032.99%
Less Than 9th Grade726.79%
Some College29928.18%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Newton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White900738120
Black1321184
2+ Races251710
Asian400

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 89.39%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 40%.

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$67,917$0$67,917
Graduate Degree$66,250$128,125$45,833
High School Graduate$48,214$48,929$0
Less Than 9th Grade$28,125$28,125$0
Overall$43,000$50,469$38,333
Some College$42,639$60,000$33,438

$43,000

Average Earnings

$50,469

Average Male

$38,333

Average Female

Newton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Newton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Newton Language

97.89% of Newton residents speak only English, while 2.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.56% of the population.

Newton Language

Newton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,30417113.11%
Black1854624.86%
Multiple25728%

14.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.96%

Male Poverty Rate

17.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton is Multiple, with 28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton is White, with 13.11% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.23%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.64%.

Newton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.62%
High School18.29%
Some College11.05%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%

Newton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed1.63%
Female Employed1.24%
Male Unemployed0%

Newton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Newton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$77,115$78,237
Households$64,297$65,886
Married Families$83,641$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,539$43,618

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Newton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.7%

Male Marriage Rate

50.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Newton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Newton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Newton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Newton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

199

Number of Veterans

181

Male Veterans

18

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War69
First Gulf War60
Vietnam51
Korea4
World War II0

Newton Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 6464
35 to 5452
65 to 7439
18 to 3426
75+18

Newton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White15415.42%
Black4529.41%

Newton Veterans by Race

Newton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.01%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.9%

Labor Force Participation

45%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Newton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Newton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Newton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

66.69%

Born in Newton

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.48% of Newton residents were born in the United States, with 66.69% having been born in Alabama. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Newton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,727140.82%
20281,713140.82%
20271,699130.77%
20261,686140.84%
20251,672140.84%
20241,658130.79%
20231,645211.29%
20221,624110.68%
20211,61390.56%
20201,60414810.16%
20191,45660.41%
20181,450-7-0.48%
20171,45700%
20161,457-3-0.21%
20151,460-4-0.27%
20141,464-12-0.81%
20131,476-20-1.34%
20121,49640.27%
20111,492-12-0.8%
20101,50400%

Newton Population by Year