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Population in 2012: 3,354 (80% urban, 20% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 

Males: 1,437  (42.9%)
Females: 1,917  (57.1%)

Median resident age:  39.4 years
Mississippi median age:  35.1 years

Zip codes: 39345.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,720 (it was $26,685 in 2000)
Newton:

$30,720
MS:

$37,095
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,352

Newton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,418 (it was $52,700 in 2000)
Newton:

$70,418
MS:

$99,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $72,275; Detached houses: $78,253; Townhouses or other attached units: $80,096; In 2-unit structures: $51,785; Mobile homes: $26,894

Median gross rent in 2012: $658.

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  • Black alone - 2,092 (62.0%)
  • White alone - 1,213 (36.0%)
  • Hispanic - 32 (0.9%)
  • Two or more races - 21 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 10 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.09%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.06%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Newton: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (9.5%), English (8.4%), United States (7.2%), Arab (6.0%), German (2.1%), French (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1860

Elevation: 415 feet

Land area: 7.16 square miles.

Population density: 469 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Newton:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newton city:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 43.4%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

213 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.3%
Mississippi:  1.9%



According to our research of Mississippi and other state lists there were 13 registered sex offenders living in Newton, Mississippi as of July 29, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Newton to the number of sex offenders is 258 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $735 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, MS (61.1 miles , pop. 184,256).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (159.5 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (409.1 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities: Hickory, MS (2.8 miles ), Decatur, MS (2.9 miles ), Lake, MS (3.2 miles ), Conehatta, MS (3.4 miles ), Chunky, MS (3.7 miles ), Montrose, MS (3.8 miles) , Union, MS (4.1 miles ), Louin, MS (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,600
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $93,700
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $54,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $58,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $58,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $58,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 32.33 N, Longitude: 89.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,202 (+35.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 715 (51.4%)

Area code: 601

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Crime rates in Newton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.027.10.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2001200000
per 100,000 53.80.00.027.054.20.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 4130211000
per 100,000 107.626.881.20.054.227.027.20.00.00.0
Assaults 10388853020
per 100,000 269.180.3216.6216.3217.0135.281.50.059.10.0
Burglaries 2724244039408214
per 100,000 726.6642.6649.91081.41057.81081.7217.454.229.5119.5
Thefts 481165736363316540
per 100,000 1291.73105.81543.5973.2976.4892.4434.8135.5118.10.0
Auto thefts 81284412101
per 100,000 215.3321.3216.6108.1108.527.054.327.10.029.9
Arson 0000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.027.20.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.5) 233.0205.0180.0176.1261.2139.257.510.717.410.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 18 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.54
Mississippi average:

2.00

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Newton, Mississippi accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.4%
Mississippi:

8.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -100 (-2.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Newton-area historical tornado activity is above Mississippi state average. It is 239% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.7 miles away from the Newton city center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 1/23/1969, a category F4 tornado 2.9 miles away from the city center killed 32 people and injured 241 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Mississippi state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 75.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/1993 at 10:54:32, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.5 miles away from Newton center
On 3/25/1996 at 14:15:50, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/24/1998 at 15:20:01, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/2005 at 08:11:50, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from Newton center
On 5/28/1995 at 15:28:36, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Newton County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Tornadoes: 6, Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Flood: 1, Freeze: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Elton Watkins - Politician, Robert L "Rusty" White (publisher) - Publisher.


Hospitals/medical centers in Newton:

  • RCG NEWTON (Dialysis Facility, 121 OLD 15 LOOP)
  • NEWTON REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, 208 S MAIN ST)
  • PIONEER HEALTH SERVICES OF NEWTON (Critical Access Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 9421 EAST SIDE DRIVE EXTENSION, POB 299)
  • SOUTHERN CARE NEWTON, INC (Hospital, 191 NORTHSIDE DRIVE)
  • BEDFORD CARE CENTER OF NEWTON (Nursing Home, 1009 SOUTH MAIN STREET)

Political contributions by individuals in Newton, MS

Airports located in Newton:


Local government website: WWW.CI.NEWTON.MS.US

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:

  • East Central Community College (about 9 miles; Decatur, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,155)
  • Meridian Community College (about 26 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,932)
  • Jones County Junior College (about 51 miles; Ellisville, MS; FT enrollment: 4,027)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 53 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Belhaven University (about 60 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,631)
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center (about 60 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 2,006)
  • Jackson State University (about 62 miles; Jackson, MS; FT enrollment: 6,635)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Newton:

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Notable locations in Newton: Newton Public Library (A), Newton City Hall (B), Newton Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Newton include: Trinity Episcopal Church (A), Newton United Methodist Church (B), Newton Church of Christ (C), Newton Christian Church (D), Morning Star Baptist Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Calvary Baptist Church (G), Newton Presbyterian Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Masonic Cemetery (1), Doolittle Confederate Cemetery (2), Baptist Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Riser Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Days Inn Newton (261 Eastside Drive).

 
Newton 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:

  • CITY OF NEWTON (Population served: 3699, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.9%
(25.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Mississippi:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.0%
Whole state:  69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Newton, MS

People in group quarters in Newton in 2010:

  • 107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals

People in group quarters in Newton in 2000:

  • 117 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards

Newton compared to Mississippi state average:

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Newton (2011 data):

  • Newton County Bank: Highway 15 Branch, at 114 East Church Street, Scanlan Street Drive-In Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $154.5 mil, Deposits: $133.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Newton County Bancorporation, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Regions Bank: Northside Plaza Newton Rdt Branch at 113 Northside Plaza, branch established on 2009/07/01; Newton-Main Branch at 100 North Main Street, branch established on 1953/08/08. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • BankPlus: Frontage Road Branch at 129 S. Frontage Road, branch established on 2004/09/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,177.0 mil, Deposits: $1,696.4 mil, headquarters in Belzoni, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 62 total offices, Holding Company: Bancplus Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Newton, Mississippi:

  • Days Inn - Newton, 261 Eastside Dr, Newton, MS 39345 , Phone: (601) 683-3361
  • Thrifty Inn Motel, 186 Eastside Dr, Newton, MS 39345 , Phone: (601) 683-2025, Fax: (601) 683-7000
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Newton, Mississippi

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Newton travel time to work - commute


Newton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Utility gas (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • No fuel used (3%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Newton city (based on Newton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.89%
Here63.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church Independent Associations and Unaffiliated Churches Landmark Missionary BaptistCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents61.2%14.4%14.1%1.7%1.7%
Congregations41.3%16.0%12.0%2.7%2.7%
NameChurches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents1.5%1.4%1.1%1.1%1.9%
Congregations4.0%1.3%2.7%2.7%14.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Newton County:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Newton County:

0.90 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Newton County:

7.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.2%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Newton County:

34.9%
Mississippi:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

14.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$6,990$27,9601$23
Other Government Administration 1$3,854$46,2487$2,852
Judicial and Legal 1$2,318$27,8161$856
Police Protection - Officers 12$29,054$29,0544$2,596
Police - Other 4$5,845$17,5356$1,586
Firefighters 0$0 5$4,009
Streets and Highways 7$11,852$20,3181$319
Solid Waste Management 5$8,049$19,3180$0
Sewerage 1$1,929$23,1480$0
Parks and Recreation 4$8,913$26,7391$478
Water Supply 3$7,160$28,6400$0
Other and Unallocable 3$10,725$42,9002$282
Totals for Government 44$96,689$26,37028$13,001

Newton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $697,000 ($207.81)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $835,000 ($248.96)
    Police Protection: $664,000 ($197.97)
    Water Utilities: $436,000 ($129.99)
    Financial Administration: $326,000 ($97.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $202,000 ($60.23)
    Sewerage: $174,000 ($51.88)
    Parks & Recreation: $162,000 ($48.30)
    Fire Protection: $128,000 ($38.16)
    Health Services - Other: $119,000 ($35.48)
    Libraries: $43,000 ($12.82)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($4.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $62,000 ($18.49)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($7.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $208,000 ($62.02)
    Financial Administration: $146,000 ($43.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000 ($8.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000 ($6.86)
    Welfare - Other: $20,000 ($5.96)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($5.66)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($4.47)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($1.79)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,520,000 ($453.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($4.77)

Newton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $305,000 ($90.94)
    Sewerage: $150,000 ($44.72)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $60,000 ($17.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $189,000 ($56.35)
    All Other: $29,000 ($8.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $130,000 ($38.76)
    Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($3.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $505,000 ($150.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $836,000 ($249.25)
    Water Utilities: $807,000 ($240.61)
    All Other: $52,000 ($15.50)
    Highways: $9,000 ($2.68)
    Public Welfare: $4,000 ($1.19)
  • Tax - Property: $459,000 ($136.85)
    Public Utilities: $201,000 ($59.93)
    NEC: $14,000 ($4.17)

Newton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $263,000 ($78.41)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,027,000 ($306.20)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $927,000 ($276.39)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $244,000 ($72.75)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $100,000 ($29.82)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($5.66)

Newton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($4.17)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $549,000 ($163.69)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $12,000 ($3.58)

6.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Mississippi average:

7.82%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Lauderdale County, MS  1.20% ($28,138 average AGI)
from Neshoba County, MS  0.68% ($21,327)
from Scott County, MS  0.65% ($19,255)


6.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,654 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.01%
Mississippi average:

8.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Lauderdale County, MS  1.14% ($29,122 average AGI)
to Neshoba County, MS  0.69% ($29,000)
to Scott County, MS  0.57% ($21,780)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newton:

  • WQST (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FOREST, MS; Owner: ACE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WALT (910 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMER (1390 AM; 5 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MICHAEL H. GLASS)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEZ (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; LAUREL, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIZK (1570 AM; daytime; 3 kW; BAY SPRINGS, MS; Owner: M. JEROME HUGHEY)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWDF (720 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RICHLAND, MS; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newton:

  • WQST-FM (92.5 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WMAW-FM (88.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WMSO (97.9 FM; NEWTON, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZKS (104.1 FM; UNION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMBU (89.1 FM; FOREST, MS; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WOKK (97.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: NEW SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W217AQ (91.3 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WKZW (94.3 FM; SANDERSVILLE, MS; Owner: BLAKENEY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKXI-FM (107.5 FM; MAGEE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO OF MISSISSIPPI, L.L.C.)
  • WYYW (95.1 FM; MARION, MS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMMZ (102.1 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMLV (106.9 FM; STONEWALL, MS; Owner: EAST MISSISSIPPI BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • W213AV (90.5 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • W211BD (89.7 FM; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Newton:

  • WMAW-TV (Channel 14; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W36CU (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W46CL (Channel 46; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52DE (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W65DE (Channel 65; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W52CS (Channel 52; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W59DE (Channel 59; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53CE (Channel 53; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W34CH (Channel 34; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W20BS (Channel 20; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W36BY (Channel 36; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W43BM (Channel 43; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W50BQ (Channel 50; MERIDIAN, ETC., MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGBC (Channel 30; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS, INCORPORATED)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Newton, Mississippi:
  • Fatal accident count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 29
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 21
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 37
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Mississippi average:
  • Fatal accident count: 87
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 131
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 16
  • Fatalities: 96
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 216
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 8

See more detailed statistics of Newton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 35 meters (115ft)
Total costs: $1,185,000
Total average daily traffic: 28,080
Total average daily truck traffic: 951
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 42,120

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Newton, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Newton, MS)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • NEWTON, 1/4 Mile Sw Of I-20 & State 15 (Lat: 32.367361 Lon: -89.084500), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WMJ421, Licensee ID: L00271438
    Assigned Frequencies: 2171.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/30/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2000
    Registrant: Century Cellunet Of Mississippi Rsa 7 Inc, Monroe, LA 71211
  • NEWTON II, 1/4 Mile Sw Of I-20 & State 15 (Lat: 32.335694 Lon: -89.150889), Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WMJ422, Licensee ID: L00271438
    Assigned Frequencies: 2121.60 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/13/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/25/2000
    Registrant: Century Cellunet Of Mississippi Rsa 7 Inc, Monroe, LA 71211
  • NEWTON, Newton Cell Site (Lat: 32.367500 Lon: -89.084444), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 98.5 m, Call Sign: WQQW557
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 11385.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz... (+4 more)
    Grant Date: 03/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/15/2023, Certifier: Christopher Pickard
    Registrant: Peg Bandwidth, LLC, 5904 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, The Colony, TX 75056, Phone: (214) 770-8791, Email:
  • Wsw On Intrs Of Interstate Rt 20 &ms 15 (Lat: 32.335694 Lon: -89.150889), Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: KBN68, Licensee ID: L00052856
    Assigned Frequencies: 2076.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/01/1973, Expiration Date: 06/01/1987, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: Central Television Inc, Meridan, MS 39301
  • STATION, Hwy District Office Hwy 80 1.3 Mi W Of (Lat: 32.324583 Lon: -89.192278), Overall height: 63.7 m, Call Sign: KKV31
    Assigned Frequencies: 959.700 MHz, 2191.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/2010, Expiration Date: 05/23/2020
    Registrant: Phone: (601) 944-9393
  • Wsw Inter I-20/Hw 15 (Lat: 32.335694 Lon: -89.150889), Structure height: 61 m, Call Sign: WHG261, Licensee ID: L01566305
    Assigned Frequencies: 2008.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/1984, Expiration Date: 06/01/2013, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2010
    Registrant: Wgbc-Tv, LLC, 1220 Red Oak Valley Court, Austin, TX 78732

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BEECH A36 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 136B , Serial Number: E-390, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Richard M Smith, 104 Woodridge Dr, Newton, MS 39345
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2377K , Serial Number: 5104, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Claude B Jr Mcmillan, 1101 Newton Bethel Rd, Newton, MS 39345


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 69
  • Hazardous Condition: 15
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Newton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Newton, MS

Most common first names in Newton, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary7679.3 years
James6971.8 years
William6175.7 years
John5478.5 years
Annie4777.7 years
George4276.5 years
Robert3971.7 years
Willie3773.4 years
Charles3470.3 years
Thomas2874.1 years
Most common last names in Newton, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Evans7475.2 years
Walker6877.0 years
Chapman6278.6 years
Williams5878.4 years
Johnson4974.6 years
Jones3878.7 years
Moore3074.4 years
Harris3075.5 years
Robinson2974.2 years
Wall2879.5 years
Businesses in Newton, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1Walmart1
KFC1
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