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Newton County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2016: 14,114 (all rural); it was 14,566 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,060
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,402
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,270
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,041 (it was 1,070 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 402 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Newton County: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (30.1%), Educational, health and social services (27.4%), Manufacturing (15.9%), Retail trade (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 13%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 80%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Newton County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (91.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Asian alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  43.1 years
Indiana median age:  37.6 years
Males: 7,122  (50.5%)
Females: 6,992  (49.5%)
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Newton County,IN real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Newton County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,925 ($40,944 in 1999)

This county:

$51,925
Indiana:

$52,314

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $515 (lower quartile is $412, upper quartile is $626)
This county:

$515
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $119,881 (it was $88,600 in 2000)
Newton:

$119,881
Indiana:

$134,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $82,374 - $168,181

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $135,675
Here:

$135,675
State:

$172,153

Townhouses or other attached units: $166,814
Here:

$166,814
State:

$157,859

In 2-unit structures: $96,343
Here:

$96,343
State:

$132,743

Mobile homes: $80,985
Here:

$80,985
State:

$57,226
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $962
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $388

Institutionalized population: 170

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 75
  • Thefts: 92
  • Auto thefts: 21

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 56
  • Thefts: 73
  • Auto thefts: 22
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 43 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2005: 51 buildings, average cost: $139,800
  • 2006: 72 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2007: 34 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2008: 32 buildings, average cost: $146,000
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $158,400
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2013: 21 buildings, average cost: $215,200
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $220,500
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $931 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $986 (0.9%)

Newton County household income distribution in 2013 Newton County home values distribution in 2013 Newton County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.5%
Newton County:

12.5%
Indiana:

14.1%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.1% for Black residents, 18.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 91.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 24.7% for other race residents, 5.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.1 years old
(Males: 42.5 years old, Females: 44.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.9 years old, Black residents: 66.3 years old, American Indian residents: 65.3 years old, Asian residents: 22.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.6 years old, Other race residents: 25.3 years old)

Area name: Gary, IN HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Newton County is $596 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $727 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $869 a month.

Cities in this county include: Roselawn, Kentland, Morocco, Goodland, Brook, Lake Village, Mount Ayr.

Newton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Cass County , Warren County, New Jersey , Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania , Mahoning County, Ohio , Westchester County, New York , Mercer County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 243
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 421 (19.2% naturalized citizens)

Newton County:

3.0%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Newton County population
  • 1102010 or later
  • 1982000 to 2009
  • 281990 to 1999
  • 631980 to 1989
  • 311970 to 1979
  • 89Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 43.8%

Newton County marital status for males Newton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,573
  • One, attached: 43
  • Two: 98
  • 3 or 4: 27
  • 5 to 9: 76
  • 10 to 19: 77
  • 20 or more: 22
  • Mobile homes: 159

Housing units in Newton County with a mortgage: 2,603 (31 second mortgage, 241 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,522

Here:

66.7% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Newton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,9963
Evangelical Protestant1,70010
Mainline Protestant1,45411
Other3-
None9,091-
Newton County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Newton County:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.71 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Newton County:

5.00 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Newton County:

9.4%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Newton County:

28.8%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Newton County:

Average size of farms: 528 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $346,619
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $288.33
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.12%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $312,073
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 90.83%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.31%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $131,928
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.79
Corn for grain: 84648 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1390 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 71258 harvested acres
Vegetables: 49 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Newton County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 84% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 174.8 miles away from Newton County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 149.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 206.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 172.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 167.3 miles away from Newton County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 264.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 05, 2014 to January 09, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4173: April 22, 2014, FEMA Id: 4173, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 12, 2008 to October 06, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1795: September 23, 2008, FEMA Id: 1795, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 07, 2008 to March 14, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1740: January 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 1740, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 14, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3274: March 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3274, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2004 to June 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1520: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1520, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to August 06, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1476: July 11, 2003, FEMA Id: 1476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3162: January 24, 2001, FEMA Id: 3162, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Indiana Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3135: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3135, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Newton County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (41%)
  • El Salvador (24%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (10%)
  • Singapore (7%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • Greece (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Newton County


  • German (18%)
  • American (14%)
  • Polish (9%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • English (8%)
  • Dutch (6%)
  • Italian (2%)

Newton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,078 (83.4%)
  • Carpooled: 341 (9.2%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 34 (0.9%)
  • Ferryboat: 11 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 38 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 55 (1.5%)
  • Worked at home: 129 (3.5%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
140 people in nursing homes
50 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Newton County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 70 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 40 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,568.

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,866 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Indiana average:

5.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.11% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($24,443 average AGI)
1.61% relocated from other states ($9,423 average AGI)
Newton County:

1.61%
Indiana average:

2.09%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lake County, IN  1.76% ($39,255 average AGI)
from Jasper County, IN  1.14% ($28,262)
from Tippecanoe County, IN  0.28% ($46,067)


6.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Indiana average:

5.83%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.75% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($20,823 average AGI)
1.97% relocated to other states ($7,133 average AGI)
Newton County:

1.97%
Indiana average:

2.32%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Lake County, IN  1.41% ($30,276 average AGI)
to Jasper County, IN  1.26% ($30,412)
to Tippecanoe County, IN  0.56% ($23,267)
to Benton County, IN  0.33% ($22,500)
to Iroquois County, IL  0.28% ($24,800)
to Marion County, IN  0.19% ($23,500)
to Porter County, IN  0.19% ($50,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4

Births per 1000 population in Newton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Newton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Newton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Newton County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Newton County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Newton County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Newton County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Newton County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Newton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,310 (1,934 aged, 376 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 310 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Newton County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (215)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (201)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (162)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (100)
  • Unspecified dementia (76)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (72)
  • Congestive heart failure (66)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (57)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (51)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (45)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 996
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,162
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 69

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,114
  • In family households: 11,878 (2,139 male householders, 1,712 female householders)
    3,060 spouses, 3,687 children (3,391 natural, 57 adopted, 238 stepchildren), 378 grandchildren, 30 brothers or sisters, 173 parents, 206 other relatives, 479 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,012 (887 male householders (706 living alone)), 760 female householders (680 living alone)), 359 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 209

Size of family households: 1,989 2-persons, 714 3-persons, 645 4-persons, 300 5-persons, 144 6-persons, 73 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,388 1-person, 212 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 6 5-persons.

1,848 married couples with children.
854 single-parent households (183 men, 671 women).

95.7% of residents of Newton speak English at home.
3.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 33% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $63,718,000 ($4,418 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $460,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $28,683,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,967,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,862,000
Federal grants: $8,043,000
Federal procurement contracts: $656,000 ($10,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,508,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $283,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,436,000
Federal Government insurance: $45,043,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 811
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 729
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +57
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -224
Here -15 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Newton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.77 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Newton County, Indiana Note: State values scaled to Newton County population
  • 02014 or later
  • 602010 to 2013
  • 5482000 to 2009
  • 7701990 to 1999
  • 2551980 to 1989
  • 1,2921970 to 1979
  • 5101960 to 1969
  • 4841950 to 1959
  • 4081940 to 1949
  • 1,6671939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Newton County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Newton County, Indiana Note: State values scaled to Newton County population
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 93 rooms
  • 1184 rooms
  • 9525 rooms
  • 1,0456 rooms
  • 7947 rooms
  • 6398 rooms
  • 5549+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newton County, Indiana Note: State values scaled to Newton County population
  • 51 room
  • 32 rooms
  • 823 rooms
  • 2724 rooms
  • 3335 rooms
  • 4046 rooms
  • 947 rooms
  • 1138 rooms
  • 1039+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Newton County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Newton County, Indiana Note: State values scaled to Newton County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 731 bedroom
  • 5942 bedrooms
  • 2,5823 bedrooms
  • 7774 bedrooms
  • 825+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newton County, Indiana Note: State values scaled to Newton County population
  • 6no bedroom
  • 1051 bedroom
  • 5152 bedrooms
  • 5863 bedrooms
  • 1614 bedrooms
  • 335+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Newton County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Newton County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Newton County population
  • 57no vehicle
  • 8521 vehicle
  • 1,6562 vehicles
  • 1,0673 vehicles
  • 3244 vehicles
  • 1895+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Newton County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Newton County population
  • 96no vehicle
  • 4801 vehicle
  • 6192 vehicles
  • 1653 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 175+ vehicles

88.0% of Newton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Indiana.

Newton County:

88.0%
State average:

85.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 9,056
  • Other state: 4,492
  • Northeast: 201
  • Midwest: 3,266
  • South: 867
  • West: 138
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Newton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.3%Utility gas
  • 27.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.7%Electricity
  • 4.1%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.2%Utility gas
  • 22.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 17.5%Electricity
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 36
Here:

2.4%
Indiana:

13.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 63
Here:

8.1%
Indiana:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 98
Here:

22.5%
Indiana:

20.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Newton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $1,870,000
    General - Other: $1,697,000
    Regular Highways: $1,650,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,347,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,224,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,081,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $810,000
    Police Protection: $654,000
    Welfare - Other: $624,000
    Financial Administration: $366,000
    Sewerage: $55,000
    General Public Buildings: $53,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $31,000
    Housing & Community Development: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $15,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $445,000
    Libraries: $103,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Libraries: $11,000
    General: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $1,221,000
    Regular Highways: $187,000
    General - Other: $116,000
    Health - Other: $56,000
    Central Staff: $55,000
    Judicial: $22,000
    Police Protection: $15,000
    Corrections - Other: $12,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Housing & Community Development: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,311,000

Newton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,058,000
    Solid Waste Management: $885,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $59,000
    Public Welfare: $49,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $69,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,782,000
    Interest Earnings: $514,000
    Rents: $23,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,886,000
    General Support: $885,000
    All Other: $48,000
    Health & Hospitals: $47,000
    Public Welfare: $47,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,190,000
    Individual Income: $1,345,000
    NEC: $60,000

Newton County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $333,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $222,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $111,000

Newton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,450,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $23,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 170
  • Number of aged recipients: 7
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 163
  • Number of recipients under 18: 35
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 115
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 20
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 50
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 82
Newton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Newton County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Newton County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10775.8 years
William9176.0 years
Mary9080.0 years
Robert7170.0 years
Charles7076.3 years
James5975.0 years
George5677.0 years
Donald4269.4 years
Ruth3880.9 years
Dorothy3478.6 years
Most common last names in Newton County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Whaley4078.4 years
Miller3876.6 years
Brown3474.4 years
Smith3175.0 years
Wilson2672.7 years
Potts2576.0 years
Deardurff2572.3 years
Anderson2377.1 years
Hall2373.4 years
Bower2281.6 years
Businesses in Newton County, IN
NameCountNameCount
CVS1McDonald's1
Curves1Red Roof Inn1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1