Newton, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 1,464 (4% urban, 96% rural).
Population change since 2000: -14.3%
 
Males: 702  (48.0%)
Females: 762  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36360, 36371.

Newton Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $44,945 (it was $33,021 in 2000)
Newton:

$44,945
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,052 (it was $15,263 in 2000)

Newton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $99,156 (it was $52,000 in 2000)
Newton:

$99,156
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $147,384; detached houses: $157,643; mobile homes: $51,069

Median gross rent in 2017: $642.

March 2019 cost of living index in Newton: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.0%
(20.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.8% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Newton, AL (2017)
    • 1,35882.3%White alone
    • 20312.3%Black alone
    • 332.0%Asian alone
    • 271.6%Two or more races
    • 140.8%Hispanic
    • 80.5%American Indian alone

Races in Newton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 24 registered sex offenders living in Newton, Alabama as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Newton is 63 to 1.


Crime rates in Newton by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(135.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(68.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(68.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(120.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(66.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(67.5)
1
(68.4)
1
(68.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(180.4)
3
(182.0)
2
(121.4)
4
(263.5)
3
(198.5)
3
(198.8)
1
(67.5)
3
(205.1)
2
(136.6)
1
(69.0)
6
(411.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
7
(420.9)
12
(728.2)
8
(485.7)
11
(724.6)
12
(794.2)
9
(596.4)
6
(405.1)
3
(205.1)
7
(478.1)
15
(1,034)
6
(411.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(1,323)
51
(3,095)
30
(1,821)
19
(1,252)
30
(1,985)
26
(1,723)
40
(2,701)
22
(1,504)
37
(2,527)
39
(2,690)
26
(1,784)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(300.7)
6
(364.1)
0
(0.0)
5
(329.4)
2
(132.4)
1
(66.3)
9
(607.7)
7
(478.5)
5
(341.5)
17
(1,172)
1
(68.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)178.6240.3131.1179.8205.2155.7326.8174.3264.3287.6243.0

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City-data.com crime index in Newton, AL

Crime rate in Newton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.75
Alabama average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (51.2%), African (7.9%), English (5.1%), German (1.8%), Scottish (1.5%), Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 14.3 square miles.

Population density: 102 people per square mile   (very low).

Newton, Alabama map

27 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.6%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $312 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $271 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (13.6 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (81.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (593.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Pinckard, AL (1.9 miles ),
Midland City, AL (2.6 miles ),
Fort Rucker, AL (2.6 miles ),
Daleville, AL (2.8 miles ),
Ozark, AL (2.8 miles ),
Napier Field, AL (2.9 miles ),
Grimes, AL (3.0 miles ),
Clayhatchee, AL (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 31.34 N, Longitude: 85.59 W

Area code: 334

Distribution of median household income in Newton, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Newton, AL in 2017
Newton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $102,100
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $195,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $133,900
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $243,200
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $287,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Newton, AL residents
Average permit cost in Newton, AL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

3.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +204 (+13.6%).
Most common industries in Newton, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.0%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Truck transportation (6.8%)
  • Repair & maintenance (6.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (6.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.9%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.6%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (6.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.5%)
  • Public administration (5.2%)
Most common occupations in Newton, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.6%)

Average climate in Newton, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 48.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Newton-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Newton town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 12/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the town center injured 11 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 357.9 miles away from Newton center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 172.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 217.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 251.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 164.3 miles away from Newton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dale County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 13, Floods: 9, Tornadoes: 9, Hurricanes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Newton:

  • DOTHAN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • OAKVIEW MANOR HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; OZARK, AL)
  • OZARK DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; OZARK, AL)
  • COMMUNITY HOSPICE OF DALE MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; OZARK, AL)
  • DALE MEDICAL CTR HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; OZARK, AL)
  • DALE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; OZARK, AL)
  • WIREGRASS HOSPICE OZARK (Hospital, about 9 miles away; OZARK, AL)

Heliports located in Newton:

Operable nuclear power plants near Newton:

  • 14 miles: Joseph M. Farley 1 and 2 in Dothan, AL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 8 miles; Dothan, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,611)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 15 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Troy University (about 38 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 70 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Tuskegee University (about 76 miles; Tuskegee, AL; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Northwest Florida State College (about 77 miles; Niceville, FL; FT enrollment: 5,052)
  • Auburn University at Montgomery (about 79 miles; Montgomery, AL; FT enrollment: 4,092)

Public high school in Newton:

Public elementary/middle school in Newton:

  • NEWTON ELEM SCH (Students: 250, Location: 523 SOUTH COLLEGE ST, Grades: KG-6)
See full list of schools located in Newton

Library in Newton:

  • NEWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $23,707; Location: 209 OATES DRIVE; 12,440 books; 173 audio materials; 11 video materials; 79 state licensed databases; 6 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Newton Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Newton include: Union Church (A), First Assembly of God Church (B), Newton Baptist Church (C), Newton United Methodist Church (D), Antioch Baptist Church (E), No Greater Love Holiness Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Woodham Cemetery (1), Newton City Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: James Crooks Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Killebrew Factory Creek (A), Hurricane Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dale County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Newton that have no violations reported:

  • NEWTON WATER WORKS BOARD (Population served: 2,190, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

67.5%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.3%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Banks with branches in Newton (2011 data):

  • City Bank of Hartford: Newton Office Branch at 465 S. College St, branch established on 2007/06/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $57.1 mil, Deposits: $51.3 mil, headquarters in Hartford, AL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Hartford Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Newton:

Marital status in Newton, AL
  • Never married: 27.1%
  • Now married: 46.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Newton:

  • High school or higher: 83.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Newton, AL (based on Dale County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,97968
Mainline Protestant3,71227
Black Protestant1,8919
Other8724
Catholic2781
None25,519-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Dale County:

1.66 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Here:

6.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Dale County:

12.5%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

33.1%
State:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.1%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.9%
Alabama:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Newton:

47.9%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
State:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.1%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.7%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Alabama:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.4%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Newton:

57.4%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Newton:

78.4%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Newton, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,608$34,4322$1,158
Streets and Highways 2$2,942$17,6520$0
Financial Administration 1$3,354$40,2480$0
Local Libraries 1$1,030$12,3600$0
Welfare 1$1,472$17,6642$1,063
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 1$290
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$232
Airports 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 8$17,406$26,10911$2,743

Newton government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $161,000 ($109.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $107,000 ($73.09)
    Sewerage: $92,000 ($62.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $62,000 ($42.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $24,000 ($16.39)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($10.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $399,000 ($272.54)

Newton government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($8.88)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $453,000 ($309.43)
    Property: $38,000 ($25.96)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $33,000 ($22.54)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $30,000 ($20.49)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $16,000 ($10.93)

12.32% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.32%
Alabama average:

5.95%

0.44% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,688 average AGI)
Dale County:

0.44%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Houston County, AL  1.96% ($36,661 average AGI)
from Coffee County, AL  1.56% ($36,243)
from Geneva County, AL  0.29% ($26,521)


12.53% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,483 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.53%
Alabama average:

5.97%

0.40% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,394 average AGI)
Dale County:

0.40%
Alabama average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Houston County, AL  2.16% ($32,519 average AGI)
to Coffee County, AL  1.81% ($41,042)
to Geneva County, AL  0.27% ($35,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newton:

  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WOZK (900 AM; 1 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: OZARK B/CING. CORP.)
  • WAGF (1320 AM; 3 kW; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WTBF (970 AM; 5 kW; TROY, AL; Owner: TROY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WWNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newton:

  • WXUS (100.5 FM; FORT RUCKER, AL; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WDYF (90.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAQG (91.7 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WJRL-FM (103.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WRWA (88.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOAB (104.9 FM; OZARK, AL; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAGF-FM (101.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WZTZ (101.1 FM; ELBA, AL; Owner: ELBA RADIO COMPANY)
  • WESP (102.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WIZB (94.3 FM; ABBEVILLE, AL; Owner: CELEBRATIONS COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQLD (104.3 FM; LUVERNE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZHT (105.7 FM; TROY, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVOB (91.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: BETHANY BIBLE COLLEGE & B.T.S. INC.)
  • WGTF (89.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOTHAN COMMUNITY EDUCL. RADIO, INC.)
  • WJJN (92.1 FM; COLUMBIA, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Newton:

  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WJJN-LP (Channel 5; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: JAMES WILSON, III)
  • W41BN (Channel 41; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WGIQ (Channel 43; LOUISVILLE, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WRJM-TV (Channel 67; TROY, AL; Owner: JOSIE PARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSFA (Channel 12; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • WCOV-TV (Channel 20; MONTGOMERY, AL; Owner: WOODS COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • Newton, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:6
  • Fatalities14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents18
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count9253
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents13870
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2883
  • Fatalities10272
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents22542
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1000
See more detailed statistics of Newton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 486ft / 148mTotal length
  • $51,425,000Total costs
  • 68,696Total average daily traffic
  • 8,434Total average daily truck traffic
  • 93,471Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Newton, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 101950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 71980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Newton, AL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Newton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

69 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 31.375639 Lon: -85.590889, Call Sign: WRDG931,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.685 MHz, 151.955 MHz, 151.977 MHz, 154.505 MHz, 154.515 MHz, 151.685 MHz, 151.955 MHz, 151.977 MHz, 154.505 MHz, 154.515 MHz, Grant Date: 04/26/2019, Expiration Date: 04/26/2029, Certifier: Kyle V Douglas, Registrant: Mobile Communications America, 232 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36303, Phone: (334) 794-3777, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • Electrical Substation 2 Mi S (Lat: 31.305444 Lon: -85.594083), Overall height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WPND215,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.806 MHz, 952.806 MHz, Grant Date: 01/29/2002, Expiration Date: 04/01/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/02/2012, Registrant: Powersouth Energy Cooperative, 2027 East Three Notch St., Andalusia, AL 36420, Phone: (334) 427-3000, Fax: (334) 427-3439, Email:
  • Wicksburg, 13490 Hwy. 84 West (Lat: 31.243917 Lon: -85.611611), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WQYU525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, Grant Date: 01/24/2017, Expiration Date: 01/24/2027, Certifier: Gina Cacciatoreq, Registrant: Verizon Wireless (Vaw) LLC, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • NEWTON RELAY, Off Of County Road 9 (Lat: 31.300639 Lon: -85.584528), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 194.5 m, Call Sign: WRCL536, Licensee ID: L00088918,
    Assigned Frequencies: 946.500 MHz, Grant Date: 10/31/2018, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Certifier: Clay Holladay, Registrant: Gulf South Communications, Inc., 3245 Montgomery Highwy Suite 1, Dothan, AL 36303, Phone: (334) 712-9233
  • NEWTON, Oates Drive, 1/4 Mi East Of Hwy 123 (Newton) (Lat: 31.330028 Lon: -85.593333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 77.1 m, Overall height: 80.2 m, Call Sign: WLN685,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 04/05/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 10/14/2016, Certifier: Michael P Goggin, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Newton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Newton)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$77,3236$61,46816$93,3732$12,1052$25,070
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$03$77,8930$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$33,74011$94,1381$13,3900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$20,4301$44,4703$81,7300$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$118,3000$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0213.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$112,8102$117,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0213.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Newton, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Newton, AL - Value

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 15. The highest number of fires - 44 took place in 2010, and the least - 0 in 2017. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Newton, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (49.8%), and Structure Fires (33.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Newton, AL
    • 10949.8%Outside Fires
    • 7333.3%Structure Fires
    • 3315.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 41.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Newton, AL
Most common first names in Newton, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3676.7 years
John3271.7 years
William2773.9 years
Mary2672.6 years
Robert2368.4 years
Annie1678.1 years
Willie1476.1 years
Billy1168.4 years
George977.8 years
Charles969.1 years
Most common last names in Newton, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thomley3380.0 years
Smith2172.3 years
Jones1977.4 years
Watson1468.6 years
Johnson1371.0 years
Sanders1279.8 years
Turner1175.4 years
Gilley1068.8 years
Williams1083.5 years
Glover1076.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Newton, AL
  • 88.2%Electricity
  • 11.8%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Newton, AL
  • 92.0%Electricity
  • 5.7%Utility gas
  • 2.3%No fuel used


Newton compared to Alabama state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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