Newton County, Mississippi Population 2024

20,853

Newton County, Mississippi's estimated 2024 population is 20,853 with a growth rate of -0.42% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Newton County, Mississippi is the 43rd largest county in Mississippi. The 2010 population was 21,661 and has seen a growth of -3.73% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202920,413-88-0.43%
202820,501-88-0.43%
202720,589-88-0.43%
202620,677-88-0.42%
202520,765-88-0.42%
202420,853-88-0.42%
202320,941-88-0.42%
202221,029-88-0.42%
202121,117-138-0.65%
202021,2552681.28%
201920,987-328-1.54%
201821,315-87-0.41%
201721,402-102-0.47%
201621,504-74-0.34%
201521,578-136-0.63%
201421,7141890.88%
201321,525260.12%
201221,499750.35%
201121,424-237-1.09%
201021,661
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%
187010,0674064.2%
18609,6615,196116.37%
18504,4651,93876.69%
18402,527-17,886-87.62%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.42% (-88)
County Seat
2020 Population
21,255
Area
578 mi²
Density
36 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.89% (-402)
Founded
1836

Newton County, Mississippi Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,62759.35%
Black or African American6,68031.4%
Other race7063.32%
Native American6943.26%
Two or more races4672.2%
Asian1010.47%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Newton County, Mississippi Population by Race

Newton County, Mississippi Population Pyramid 2024

Newton County, Mississippi Median Age

38.2

Total

36.5

Male

38.9

Female

Newton County, Mississippi Adults

There are 16,177 adults, (3,679 of whom are seniors) in Newton County, Mississippi.

Newton County, Mississippi Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Newton County, Mississippi Sex Ratio

Female10,96251.53%
Male10,31348.47%

Newton County, Mississippi Population by Age

Newton County, Mississippi Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,7062.6679.620.4
Married3,8093.1794.45.6
Non Family2,5861.1169.430.6
Female1,0084.3957.142.9
Male3033.5856.143.9
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3.35

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

79.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Newton County, Mississippi 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 County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Newton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.98%.

Newton County, Mississippi Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,065

Average Earnings

$44,739

Average Male

$30,710

Average Female

Newton County, Mississippi Earnings by Educational Attainment

Newton County, Mississippi Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Newton County, Mississippi Language

94.42% of Newton County, Mississippi residents speak only English, while 5.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 3.65% of the population.

Newton County, Mississippi Language

Newton County, Mississippi Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,1851,93315.86%
Black6,3451,89829.91%
Other70654276.77%
Native66627240.84%
Multiple45813629.69%
Hispanic4417216.33%
Asian1012221.78%
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23.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.96%

Male Poverty Rate

26.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Newton County, Mississippi

The race most likely to be in poverty in Newton County, Mississippi is Other, with 76.77% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Newton County, Mississippi is White, with 15.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.88%.

Newton County, Mississippi Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School25.47%
Less Than 9th Grade22.12%
Some College15.23%
Bachelors or Greater0.64%
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Newton County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed61.15%
Female Unemployed57.94%
Female Employed11.98%
Male Employed4.94%
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Newton County, Mississippi Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Newton County, Mississippi Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Newton County, Mississippi Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.5%

Male Marriage Rate

43.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Newton County, Mississippi Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Newton County, Mississippi Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Newton County, Mississippi Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,263

Number of Veterans

1,155

Male Veterans

108

Female Veterans

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Newton County, Mississippi Veterans by War

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Newton County, Mississippi Veterans by Age

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Newton County, Mississippi Veterans by Race

Newton County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.81%

Veteran Disability Rate

Newton County, Mississippi Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Newton County, Mississippi Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Newton County, Mississippi Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Newton County, Mississippi 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

84.67%

Born in Newton County, Mississippi

98.83%

Native Born

1.17%

Foreign Born

0.14%

Non Citizen

1.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.83% of Newton County, Mississippi residents were born in the United States, with 84.67% having been born in Mississippi. 0.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Newton County, Mississippi Place of Birth

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