Newton, North Carolina Population 2020

13,319

Newton is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 13,319, it is the 74th largest city in North Carolina and the 2513th largest city in the United States. Newton is currently growing at a rate of 0.72% annually and its population has increased by 2.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,968 in 2010. Spanning over 14 miles, Newton has a population density of 967 people per square mile.

The average household income in Newton is $50,695 with a poverty rate of 15.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $730 per month, and the median house value is $107,700. The median age in Newton is 40.4 years, 37.3 years for males, and 41.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 96.8 males.

Newton Demographics

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

  • White: 67.47%
  • Black or African American: 15.47%
  • Other race: 12.30%
  • Two or more races: 2.84%
  • Asian: 1.61%
  • Native American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Newton, North Carolina is 13,319, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,129.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 12,968.

Newton, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,77567.47%
Black or African American2,01215.47%
Some Other Race1,59912.30%
Two or More Races3692.84%
Asian2091.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native410.32%

Newton Population Pyramid 2020

Newton Median Age

40.4


Total

37.3


Male

41.7


Female

Newton Adults

There are 10,248 adults, (2,377 of whom are seniors) in Newton.

Newton Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton Sex Ratio

Female

6,609

50.82%

Male

6,396

49.18%

Newton Households and Families

Newton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Newton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.9%31.1%
All53.3%46.7%
Non Family49.8%50.2%
Male45%55%
Female22.6%77.4%

53.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,0652.4753.3
Married2,1603.0568.9
Non Family1,7191.2749.8
Female8043.1122.6
Male3823.2245

2.97

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

8.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Newton Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3293.76%
9th to 12th Grade1,23614.14%
High School Graduate2,94333.67%
Some College1,93322.12%
Associates Degree7668.76%
Bachelors Degree1,06712.21%
Graduate Degree4665.33%

Newton Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White6,0575,1251,242
Black1,4291,047141
Hispanic833618100
Other Race64348564
Multiple Races250244
Asian12112146
Native American36274

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.02%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,539$35,347$31,112
Less Than High School$19,592$27,159$
High School Grad$28,211$28,614$26,280
Some College$30,621$41,392$28,240
Bachelors Degree$54,688$60,893$44,271
Graduate Degree$40,807$41,875$40,687

$31,539

Average Earnings

$35,347

Average Male

$31,112

Average Female

Newton Language

Newton Language by Age

Newton Language

84.40% of Newton residents speak only English, while 15.60% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.97% of the population.

Newton Poverty

Newton Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,9161,30716.51%
Other1,59929818.64%
Hispanic1,93229315.17%
Black1,79425314.10%
Asian209125.74%
Native2727.41%

15.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.65%

Male Poverty Rate

16.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton is Other, with 18.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton is Asian, with 5.74% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.83%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.41%
High School17.52%
Some College7.83%
Bachelors or Greater6.47%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed67.15%
Female Unemployed29.63%
Female Employed8.48%
Male Employed3.57%

Newton Income

Newton Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$42,320$50,695
Families$46,555$58,305
Married Families$62,500-
Non Families$28,859$34,009

Newton Marital Status

Newton Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.5%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Newton Married by Age and Sex

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 55-64.

Newton Marital Status by Race

Newton Veterans

658

Number of Veterans

592

Male Veterans

66

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam210
Second Gulf War155
First Gulf War99
World War II56
Korea44
Age Group Veterans
75+169
65 to 74163
35 to 54142
18 to 34121
55 to 6463
Name Veterans % of Total
White5818.06%
Black734.47%
Hispanic282.44%
Indian49.76%

$Newton Veterans by Education

14.10%

Veteran Poverty Rate

18.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton Employment Status

53.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Newton Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.00%

Born in North Carolina

93.42%

Native Born

6.58%

Foreign Born

5.48%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.42% of Newton residents were born in the United States, with 67.00% having been born in North Carolina. 5.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202013,319950.72%
201913,224950.72%
201813,129590.45%
201713,070950.73%
201612,975290.22%
201512,946200.15%
201412,926-14-0.11%
201312,940180.14%
201212,922120.09%
201112,910-32-0.25%
201012,9423820.30%
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%