Newton County, Mississippi Population 2020

Newton County, Mississippi's estimated population is 21,481 with a growth rate of 0.09% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Newton County, Mississippi is the 44th largest county in Mississippi.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202021,481190.09%
201921,462190.09%
201821,443190.09%
201721,424-43-0.20%
201621,467-107-0.50%
201521,574-140-0.64%
201421,7141890.88%
201321,525250.12%
201221,500760.35%
201121,424-240-1.11%
201021,6641,3736.77%
199020,2913471.74%
198019,9449615.06%
197018,983-534-2.74%
196019,517-3,164-13.95%
195022,681-1,568-6.47%
194024,2491,3395.84%
193022,9102,18310.53%
192020,727-2,358-10.21%
191023,0853,37717.14%
190019,7083,08318.54%
189016,6253,18923.73%
188013,4363,36933.47%
187010,0674064.20%
18609,6615,196116.37%
18504,4651,93876.69%
18402,5270.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.09%
County Website
Founded
1836
County Seat

Newton County, Mississippi Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White13,43662.42%
Black or African American6,51930.29%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1095.15%
Two or More Races2861.33%
Asian1100.51%
Some Other Race640.30%

Newton County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2020

Newton County, Mississippi Median Age

36.6


Total

35.5


Male

37


Female

Newton County, Mississippi Adults

There are 16,061 adults, (3,425 of whom are seniors) in Newton County, Mississippi.

Newton County, Mississippi Age Dependency

70.3

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female

11,382

52.88%

Male

10,142

47.12%

Newton County, Mississippi Households and Families

Newton County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Newton County, Mississippi Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.9%12.1%
All77.9%22.1%
Non Family71.4%28.6%
Male70.9%29.1%
Female64.3%35.7%

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0422.5877.9
Married3,8193.1387.9
Non Family2,4461.0871.4
Female1,4753.4964.3
Male3023.4570.9

3.18

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Newton County, Mississippi Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6694.88%
9th to 12th Grade1,43210.45%
High School Graduate4,18330.54%
Some College3,50725.60%
Associates Degree1,63011.90%
Bachelors Degree1,73912.70%
Graduate Degree5383.93%

Newton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White9,0627,7981,700
Black3,8583,200390
Native American414282109
Hispanic21016527
Multiple Races10610622
Asian555329
Other Race252

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.73%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,342$36,227$28,945
Less Than High School$23,603$32,738$21,396
High School Grad$26,636$31,532$17,489
Some College$30,926$37,056$26,855
Bachelors Degree$45,619$54,057$41,794
Graduate Degree$60,670$68,125$53,500

$32,342

Average Earnings

$36,227

Average Male

$28,945

Average Female

Newton County, Mississippi Language

Newton County, Mississippi Language by Age

Newton County, Mississippi Language

95.88% of Newton County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 4.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 2.13% of the population.

Newton County, Mississippi Poverty

Newton County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,7552,29317.98%
Black6,2312,15934.65%
Native1,10968862.04%
Hispanic40223157.46%
Multiple2868529.72%
Other643859.38%
Asian1103330.00%

26.13%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.70%

Male Poverty Rate

27.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton County, Mississippi is Native, with 62.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton County, Mississippi is White, with 17.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.43%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.24%
High School26.13%
Some College18.28%
Bachelors or Greater5.31%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed53.68%
Female Unemployed38.34%
Female Employed12.13%
Male Employed12.07%

Newton County, Mississippi Income

Newton County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,831$55,737
Families$46,147$65,415
Married Families$59,755-
Non Families$21,071$32,689

Newton County, Mississippi Marital Status

Newton County, Mississippi Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.9%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Newton County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

Newton County, Mississippi Marriage

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

Newton County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Newton County, Mississippi Veterans

1,341

Number of Veterans

1,192

Male Veterans

149

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam416
First Gulf War383
Second Gulf War286
Korea127
World War II44
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54485
65 to 74332
75+236
55 to 64169
18 to 34119
Name Veterans % of Total
White9699.32%
Black3467.23%
2 or More1311.02%
Indian132.03%

$Newton County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

9.69%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton County, Mississippi Employment Status

53.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

6.9%

Unemployment Rate

Newton County, Mississippi 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

83.92%

Born in Mississippi

98.62%

Native Born

1.38%

Foreign Born

0.73%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.62% of Newton County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 83.92% having been born in Mississippi. 0.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

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