Newton, North Carolina Population 2024

13,561

Newton is a city located in Catawba County North Carolina. Newton has a 2024 population of 13,561. It is also the county seat of Catawba County.Newton is currently growing at a rate of 0.83% annually and its population has increased by 3.02% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,164 in 2020.

The average household income in Newton is $63,398 with a poverty rate of 13.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Newton is 43.7 years, 39.1 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Newton Demographics

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

  • White: 70.35%
  • Black or African American: 11.22%
  • Two or more races: 9.83%
  • Asian: 4.32%
  • Other race: 4.01%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.18%
  • Native American: 0.09%
Land Area (mi²)
13.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
984.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.02% (397)
The current population of Newton, North Carolina is 13,561 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,164.

Newton, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,26770.35%
Black or African American1,47811.22%
Two or more races1,2959.83%
Asian5694.32%
Other race5284.01%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander240.18%
Native American120.09%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Newton Population by Race

Newton Population Pyramid 2024

Newton Median Age

43.7

Total

39.1

Male

46.3

Female

Newton Adults

There are 10,441 adults, (2,815 of whom are seniors) in Newton.

Newton Age Dependency

72.7

Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton Sex Ratio

Female7,08753.8%
Male6,08646.2%

Newton Population by Age

Newton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,2332.4264.635.4
Married2,0712.9476.623.4
Non Family1,7321.1564.335.7
Female9353.3654.945.1
Male4952.9134.165.9
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2.86

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

64.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Newton Households and Families

Male

Female

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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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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,601

Average Earnings

$40,608

Average Male

$35,864

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

82.02% of Newton residents speak only English, while 17.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.05% of the population.

Newton Language

Newton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,57261439.06%
White8,1606027.38%
Black1,33034325.79%
Other52832461.36%
Multiple1,28413210.28%
Asian569142.46%
Native12325%
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13.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.64%

Male Poverty Rate

11.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton is Other, with 61.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton is Asian, with 2.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.58%.

Newton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.51%
High School11.17%
Some College10.47%
Bachelors or Greater3.06%
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Newton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed12.13%
Male Employed9.9%
Male Unemployed2.94%
Female Unemployed
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Newton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Newton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Newton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.2%

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 Over 65, 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

548

Number of Veterans

487

Male Veterans

61

Female Veterans

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Newton Veterans by War

count

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Newton Veterans by Age

count

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Newton Veterans by Race

Newton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.1%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

6.7%

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

64.35%

Born in Newton

91.05%

Native Born

8.95%

Foreign Born

5.88%

Non Citizen

3.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.05% of Newton residents were born in the United States, with 64.35% having been born in North Carolina. 5.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Newton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202914,1211120.8%
202814,0091120.81%
202713,8971120.81%
202613,7851120.82%
202513,6731120.83%
202413,5611120.83%
202313,4491120.84%
202213,3371120.85%
202113,225610.46%
202013,16420.02%
201913,162540.41%
201813,108430.33%
201713,065900.69%
201612,975300.23%
201512,945180.14%
201412,927-13-0.1%
201312,940170.13%
201212,923120.09%
201112,911-31-0.24%
201012,9423823.04%
200012,5603,25635%
19909,3041,68022.04%
19807,624-233-2.97%
19707,8571,19918.01%
19606,65861910.25%
19506,03963211.69%
19405,4071,01323.05%
19304,3941,37345.45%
19203,021
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Newton Population by Year