Newton, North Carolina Population 2021

13,291
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Newton is a city located in Catawba County North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 13,291, it is the 75th largest city in North Carolina and the 2519th largest city in the United States . Newton is currently growing at a rate of 0.43% annually and its population has increased by 2.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,968 in 2010. Newton reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 14 miles, Newton has a population density of 965 people per square mile.

The average household income in Newton is $54,821 with a poverty rate of 12.49%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $754 per month, and the median house value is $110,200. The median age in Newton is 41.2 years, 39.5 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Newton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Newtonwas:

  • White: 64.37%
  • Black or African American: 17.99%
  • Other race: 12.17%
  • Two or more races: 3.51%
  • Asian: 1.59%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Newton, North Carolina is 13,291 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,177.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,968.

Newton, North Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,40664.37%
Black or African American2,34917.99%
Some Other Race1,58912.17%
Two or More Races4583.51%
Asian2071.59%
American Indian and Alaska Native500.38%
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Newton Population by Race

Newton Population Pyramid $2021

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Newton Median Age

41.2


Total

39.5


Male

43.5


Female

Newton Adults

There are 10,319 adults, (2,258 of whom are seniors) in Newton.

Newton Age Dependency

62

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton Sex Ratio

Female

6,545

50.12%

Male

6,514

49.88%

Newton Population by Age

Newton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Newton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female16.1%83.9%
Male43%57%
Non Family50.7%49.3%
All52.8%47.2%
Married71%29%

52.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Newton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0762.4752.8
Married2,0923.0171
Non Family1,7441.3150.7
Female8333.316.1
Male4073.0243

2.95

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Newton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4535.13%
9th to 12th Grade1,07912.22%
High School Graduate2,60729.52%
Some College2,18024.69%
Associates Degree7288.24%
Bachelors Degree1,24114.05%
Graduate Degree5426.14%
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Newton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,7535,0781,409
Black1,6671,167246
Hispanic90761075
Other Race71848575
2+ Races299292
Asian14311748
Native American50425

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 97.66%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 33.57%.

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,377$31,468$33,259
Less Than 9th Grade$19,211$25,764$
High School Graduate$30,263$29,587$31,188
Some College$31,201$34,375$30,759
Bachelors Degree$44,827$56,250$43,538
Graduate Degree$42,124$$41,523

$32,377

Average Earnings

$31,468

Average Male

$33,259

Average Female

Newton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Newton Language by Age

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Newton Language

84.43% of Newton residents speak only English, while 15.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.91% of the population.

Newton Language

Newton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,66585511.15%
Hispanic1,91240921.39%
Other1,58940925.74%
Black2,11122810.80%
Asian2073918.84%
Native361541.67%

12.49%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.02%

Male Poverty Rate

13.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton is Native, with 41.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton is Black, with 10.80% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.09%.

Newton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.58%
Some College8.08%
High School7.87%
Bachelors or Greater5.03%

Newton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed35.59%
Female Unemployed22.94%
Female Employed7.24%
Male Employed5.39%

Newton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Newton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,063$54,821
Families$54,315$63,534
Married Families$69,455-
Non Families$30,925$35,514
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Income by Household Type

Newton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.3%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Newton Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Newton Marital Status

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527

Number of Veterans

451

Male Veterans

76

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam218
Second Gulf War81
First Gulf War75
World War II16
Korea10

Newton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74206
75+110
35 to 54102
55 to 6470
18 to 3439

Newton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4466.45%
Black764.01%
Hispanic211.79%
Native American510.00%

Newton Veterans by Race

Newton Veterans by Education

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2.04%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton Veterans by Education

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55.8%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Newton Employment by Age

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Newton Employment by Race

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Newton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.06%

Born in Newton

93.51%

Native Born

6.49%

Foreign Born

5.03%

Non Citizen

1.45%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.51% of Newton residents were born in the United States, with 68.06% having been born in North Carolina. 5.03% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,291570.43%
202013,234570.43%
201913,177570.43%
201813,120540.41%
201713,066950.73%
201612,971320.25%
201512,939190.15%
201412,920-15-0.12%
201312,935160.12%
201212,919110.09%
201112,908-32-0.25%
201012,9403800.30%
200012,5603,2563.05%
19909,3041,6802.01%
19807,624-233-0.30%
19707,8571,1991.67%
19606,6586190.98%
19506,0396321.11%
19405,4071,0132.10%
19304,3941,3733.82%
19203,0210.00%

Newton Population by Year