Newton County

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Newton County, Georgia

1124 Clark St
Covington, GA 30014
Phone: (770) 784-2000
Fax: (770) 784-2007
www.co.newton.ga.us

In central GA, southeast of Atlanta; organized Dec 24, 1821 from Henry, Walton, and Jasper counties. Name Origin: For Sgt. John Newton (1752-80), soldier under Gen. Francis Marion (1732?-95) in the Revolutionary War, who saved several colonial patriots from execution by surprising and capturing the British soldiers guarding them

Area (sq mi):: 279.19 (land 276.43; water 2.76) Population per square mile: 313.70
Population 2005: 86,713 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 39.90%; 1990-2000 48.30% Population 2000: 62,001 (White 74.20%; Black or African American 22.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.70%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 33.30
Income 2000: per capita $19,317; median household $44,875; Population below poverty level: 10.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,594-$22,458
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 30.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 59.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Covington County seat (13,464)

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    Newton County, Mississippi

    PO Box 447
    Decatur, MS 39327
    Phone: (601) 635-2368
    Fax: (601) 635-3210

    In east-central MS, west of Meridian; organized Feb 25, 1836 from Neshoba County. Name Origin: For Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), English mathematician and natural philosopher, formulator of the law of gravitation

    Area (sq mi):: 579.58 (land 578.03; water 1.55) Population per square mile: 38.70
    Population 2005: 22,366 State rank: 43 Population change: 2000-20005 2.40%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 21,838 (White 64.50%; Black or African American 30.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 4.40%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 35.10
    Income 2000: per capita $14,008; median household $28,735; Population below poverty level: 19.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,256-$22,003
    Unemployment (2004): 5.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 24.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 36.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Newton County, Arkansas

    PO Box 410
    Jasper, AR 72641
    Phone: (870) 446-5125
    Fax: (870) 446-5775

    In northwest-central AR, east of Fayetteville; organized Dec 14, 1842 from Carroll County. Name Origin: For Thomas Willoughby Newton (1804-53), AR legislator and U.S. representative

    Area (sq mi):: 823.18 (land 822.97; water 0.21) Population per square mile: 10.30
    Population 2005: 8,452 State rank: 71 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.80%; 1990-2000 12.30% Population 2000: 8,608 (White 96.80%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 40.10
    Income 2000: per capita $13,788; median household $24,756; Population below poverty level: 20.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,766-$16,765
    Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 35.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 56.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Newton County, Indiana

    PO Box 49
    Kentland, IN 47951
    Phone: (219) 474-6081
    Fax: (219) 474-5749

    In northwestern IN, south of Gary; organized Feb 7, 1857 from Jasper County. Name Origin: For Sgt. John Newton (1752-80), a soldier under Gen. Francis Marion (1732?-95) in the Revolutionary War, who saved several colonial patriots from execution by surprising and capturing the British soldiers guarding them

    Area (sq mi):: 403.53 (land 401.85; water 1.68) Population per square mile: 36.00
    Population 2005: 14,456 State rank: 82 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.80%; 1990-2000 7.50% Population 2000: 14,566 (White 95.80%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.90%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 37.30
    Income 2000: per capita $17,755; median household $40,944; Population below poverty level: 6.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,675-$21,850
    Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.20% Median travel time to work: 29.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 56.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Newton County, Missouri

    101 S Wood St
    Neosho, MO 64850
    Phone: (417) 451-8220
    Fax: (417) 451-7434

    On the southwestern border of MO, south of Joplin; organized Dec 30, 1838 from Barry County. Name Origin: For Sgt. John Newton (1752-80); soldier under Gen. Francis Marion in the Revolutionary War, who saved several colonial patriots from execution by surprising and capturing the British soldiers guarding them

    Area (sq mi):: 626.66 (land 626.42; water 0.24) Population per square mile: 88.70
    Population 2005: 55,554 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 5.50%; 1990-2000 18.40% Population 2000: 52,636 (White 92.40%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 5.80%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 37.10
    Income 2000: per capita $17,502; median household $35,041; Population below poverty level: 11.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,617-$23,489
    Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 21.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 42.40%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Neosho County seat (10,961)

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    Newton County, Texas

    110 Court St
    Newton, TX 75966
    Phone: (409) 379-5341
    Fax: (409) 379-9049
    www.co.newton.tx.us

    On the central eastern border of TX, northeast of Beaumont; organized Apr 22, 1846 from Jasper County. Name Origin: For Sgt. John Newton (1752-80), a soldier under Gen. Francis Marion (1732?-95) in the Revolutionary War, who saved several colonial patriots from execution by surprising and capturing the British soldiers guarding them

    Area (sq mi):: 939.51 (land 932.69; water 6.82) Population per square mile: 15.30
    Population 2005: 14,309 State rank: 143 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.10%; 1990-2000 11.10% Population 2000: 15,072 (White 74.00%; Black or African American 20.70%; Hispanic or Latino 3.80%; Asian 0.30%; Other 3.20%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 36.90
    Income 2000: per capita $13,381; median household $28,500; Population below poverty level: 19.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,173-$17,360
    Unemployment (2004): 11.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.40% Median travel time to work: 37.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 61.60%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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