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Newton County, Missouri (MO)

County population in 2016: 59,263 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 52,636 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,199
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,129
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 15,431
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,693 (it was 4,709 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 626 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 95 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Newton County: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (16.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Newton County, MO (2017)
    • 51,02296.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,1546.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,9223.7%Two or more races
    • 1,2132.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 8141.5%Asian alone
    • 8011.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 5191.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 440.08%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

39.8 years
Missouri median age:

38.5 years
Males: 29,580  (49.9%)
Females: 29,683  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Newton County:

2.0 people
Missouri:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,047 ($35,041 in 1999)
This county:

$48,047
Missouri:

$53,578

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $515 (lower quartile is $405, upper quartile is $624)
This county:

$515
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $132,537 (it was $73,500 in 2000)
Newton:

$132,537
Missouri:

$156,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,423 - $199,317
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $972
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $378

Institutionalized population: 571

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 79
  • Burglaries: 276
  • Thefts: 763
  • Auto thefts: 140

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 86
  • Burglaries: 242
  • Thefts: 672
  • Auto thefts: 118
Newton County, MO map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 63 buildings, average cost: $104,200
  • 1998: 71 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 1999: 101 buildings, average cost: $64,400
  • 2000: 37 buildings, average cost: $89,200
  • 2001: 44 buildings, average cost: $93,800
  • 2002: 50 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2003: 34 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2004: 70 buildings, average cost: $121,000
  • 2005: 65 buildings, average cost: $131,100
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $155,600
  • 2007: 44 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 2009: 52 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2010: 35 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2011: 32 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2013: 44 buildings, average cost: $126,300
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2015: 23 buildings, average cost: $122,500
  • 2016: 31 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $142,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Newton, MO residents
Average permit cost in Newton, MO
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $861 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $847 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Newton, MO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Newton, MO in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Newton, MO in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.6%
Newton County:

12.6%
Missouri:

13.4%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.2% for Black residents, 28.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.1% for American Indian residents, 4.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.2% for other race residents, 13.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.8 years old
(Males: 37.9 years old, Females: 41.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.7 years old, Black residents: 35.7 years old, American Indian residents: 33.8 years old, Asian residents: 33.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.9 years old, Other race residents: 28.4 years old)

Area name: Joplin, MO MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Newton County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $505 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $643 a month.

Cities in this county include: Neosho, Seneca, Granby, Leawood, Diamond, Silver Creek, Loma Linda, Fairview, Shoal Creek Drive, Saginaw.

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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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Newton County: Horton Trailhead (A), Noblett Mill (B), Pease Mill (C), Wrights Mill (D), Cureall School (E), Pottersville School (F), Rocky Mountain Ranch (G), Leader (H), Prairie Grove School (I), Big Spring School (J), Moody Volunteer Fire Department (K), Peace Valley - White Church Volunteer Station 2 (L), Peace Valley - White Church Volunteer Station 1 Headquarters (M), Cozy Grove Hotel (N), Pumpkin Center Fire Department (O), Pottersville Volunteer Fire Department (P), Pomona Fire Protection District 2 (Q), Eleven Point Rural Fire Department Station 1 (R), Lanton Volunteer Fire Department (S), Caulfield Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Newton County include: Township Line Church (A), Evergreen Church (B), Fowler Church (C), Free Union Church (D), China Union Church (E), Hilltop Holiness Church (F), Pleasant Hill Church (G), Crossroads Church (H), Davis Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Blue Mound Cemetery (1), Lost Camp Cemetery (2), Meltabarger Cemetery (3), Howell County Cemetery (4), Parker Cemetery (5), New Salem Cemetery (6), Nicks Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Round Pond (A), Elm Pond (B), Adobesee Pond (C), Twin Ponds (D), Myatt Pond (E), Tingler Lake (F), Arrow Head Lake (G), Arrowhead Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Elkhorn Branch (A), Monk Branch (B), Corn Creek (C), Key Creek (D), Lick Branch (E), Little Creek (F), Anthony Branch (G), Lost Camp Creek (H), North Fork Dry Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Newton County include: Dean Davis State Wildlife Area (1), Carmen Springs Wildlife Refuge Management Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Archuleta County, Colorado , Cape Girardeau County , Grayson County, Virginia , Mecklenburg County, Virginia , Mississippi County , Hansford County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Missouri:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Newton, MO
County total employment by year in Newton, MO
County average yearly wages by year in Newton, MO

Current college students: 1,910
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 2,387 (31.6% naturalized citizens)

Newton County:

4.0%
Whole state:

4.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2122010 or later
  • 8062000 to 2009
  • 6991990 to 1999
  • 1831980 to 1989
  • 891970 to 1979
  • 130Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 57.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,075
  • One, attached: 308
  • Two: 543
  • 3 or 4: 354
  • 5 to 9: 403
  • 10 to 19: 291
  • 20 to 49: 182
  • 50 or more: 110
  • Mobile homes: 3,442
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 73

Housing units in Newton County with a mortgage: 8,535 (125 second mortgage, 368 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,205

Here:

53.3% with mortgage
State:

61.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Newton County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,49783
Mainline Protestant3,3149
Catholic1,0052
Other9276
None30,371-
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: 6
Newton County:

1.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Newton County:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Newton County:

9.2%
Missouri:

8.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Newton County:

30.0%
State:

29.6%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Newton County:

Average size of farms: 153 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $78,565
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $76.39
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.12%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $78,243
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.70%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.94%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,832
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.24%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 29.41
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.74%
Corn for grain: 1852 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3762 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2722 harvested acres
Vegetables: 3,707 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 264 acres

Tornado activity:

Newton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 1551563.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 3 fatalities and 53 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/2/1982, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 28 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newton County-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 169.1 miles away from Newton County center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 170.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 241.8 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 253.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 267.4 miles away from Newton County center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 193.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 23, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4250: January 21, 2016, FEMA Id: 4250, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: December 22, 2015 to January 09, 2016, Emergency Declared EM-3374: January 02, 2016, FEMA Id: 3374, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1980: May 09, 2011, FEMA Id: 1980, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1961: March 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1961, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3317: February 03, 2011, FEMA Id: 3317, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 08, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1847: June 19, 2009, FEMA Id: 1847, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to January 28, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3303: January 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 3303, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 10, 2008 to May 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1760: May 23, 2008, FEMA Id: 1760, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2008 to May 09, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1749: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 1749, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Missouri Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 07, 2008 to January 10, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1742: February 05, 2008, FEMA Id: 1742, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 13 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Newton County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 12, Winter Storms: 6, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Newton

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 21,268 (83.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,413 (9.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0.0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 14 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 192 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 35 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 447 (1.8%)
  • Worked at home: 1,172 (4.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


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

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (21%)
  • Oceania, n.e.c. (19%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Taiwan (7%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Ukraine (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Newton County


  • American (17%)
  • German (13%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Newton County, Missouri in 2000:

  • 557 people in nursing homes
  • 213 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 50 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 13 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 13 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 3 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 453 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 271 people in college/university student housing
  • 94 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 27 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,727.

8.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
Missouri average:

7.04%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.53% relocated from other counties in Missouri ($28,539 average AGI)
2.67% relocated from other states ($14,046 average AGI)
Newton County:

2.67%
Missouri average:

2.68%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jasper County, MO  3.45% ($46,500 average AGI)
from McDonald County, MO  0.77% ($30,058)
from Greene County, MO  0.24% ($38,271)
from Ottawa County, OK  0.23% ($35,681)
from Barry County, MO  0.21% ($37,209)
from Benton County, AR  0.20% ($54,850)
from Lawrence County, MO  0.16% ($28,061)


8.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,001 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.69%
Missouri average:

7.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.66% relocated to other counties in Missouri ($22,939 average AGI)
3.04% relocated to other states ($16,062 average AGI)
Newton County:

3.04%
Missouri average:

2.80%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jasper County, MO  3.54% ($38,048 average AGI)
to McDonald County, MO  0.71% ($27,028)
to Greene County, MO  0.31% ($31,855)
to Benton County, AR  0.24% ($46,265)
to Ottawa County, OK  0.21% ($62,186)
to Barry County, MO  0.20% ($34,025)
to Lawrence County, MO  0.16% ($30,576)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6

Births per 1000 population in Newton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Newton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Newton County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 19.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.2%
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: 9,424 (7,724 aged, 1,700 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,316 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,051)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (612)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (441)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (415)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (326)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (306)
  • Unspecified dementia (237)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (205)
  • Congestive heart failure (205)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (154)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 35,761
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 699
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 146,457

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,375
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 994
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 14

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 100.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 63.7
  • Other - 37.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 59,263
  • In family households: 49,930 (8,394 male householders, 6,990 female householders)
    12,538 spouses, 17,539 children (15,569 natural, 732 adopted, 1,249 stepchildren), 1,134 grandchildren, 523 brothers or sisters, 667 parents, 766 other relatives, 1,356 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,277 (3,206 male householders (2,576 living alone)), 3,510 female householders (3,081 living alone)), 1,548 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,001

Size of family households: 7,685 2-persons, 3,465 3-persons, 2,281 4-persons, 1,336 5-persons, 381 6-persons, 263 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,656 1-person, 949 2-persons, 74 3-persons, 29 4-persons.

9,880 married couples with children.
2,840 single-parent households (684 men, 2,156 women).

94.0% of residents of Newton speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $213,553,000 ($3,899 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $18,114,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $100,988,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $49,579,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $782,000
Federal grants: $43,120,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,709,000 ($381,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $14,374,000 ($6,829,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $174,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $36,074,000
Federal Government insurance: $21,735,000

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

Births: 3,739
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,818
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +167
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,909
Here:

+34 per 1000 residents
State:

+5 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Newton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.45 millions of gallons per day (57% from ground, 43% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in Newton County, Missouri
  • Year house built in Newton County, Missouri
  • 1692014 or later
  • 5752010 to 2013
  • 4,0952000 to 2009
  • 4,4861990 to 1999
  • 3,1391980 to 1989
  • 4,4041970 to 1979
  • 2,2321960 to 1969
  • 1,9991950 to 1959
  • 8851940 to 1949
  • 2,5281939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Newton County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Newton County, Missouri
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Newton County, Missouri
  • 491 room
  • 52 rooms
  • 3213 rooms
  • 1,3844 rooms
  • 3,2215 rooms
  • 3,7966 rooms
  • 2,4007 rooms
  • 1,7958 rooms
  • 2,7049+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newton County, Missouri
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newton County, Missouri
  • 1541 room
  • 3322 rooms
  • 5763 rooms
  • 1,8004 rooms
  • 1,4415 rooms
  • 1,1776 rooms
  • 5187 rooms
  • 3358 rooms
  • 1369+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Newton County, Missouri
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Newton County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Newton County, Missouri
  • 55no bedroom
  • 2761 bedroom
  • 2,9832 bedrooms
  • 8,5163 bedrooms
  • 2,8944 bedrooms
  • 9535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newton County, Missouri
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Newton County, Missouri
  • 155no bedroom
  • 8681 bedroom
  • 2,7922 bedrooms
  • 2,2193 bedrooms
  • 3174 bedrooms
  • 1235+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Newton County, Missouri in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Newton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Newton County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 378no vehicle
  • 3,2741 vehicle
  • 6,5682 vehicles
  • 3,9003 vehicles
  • 1,1084 vehicles
  • 5445+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Newton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Newton County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 664no vehicle
  • 2,8401 vehicle
  • 2,3142 vehicles
  • 4153 vehicles
  • 1924 vehicles
  • 815+ vehicles

85.7% of Newton County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Missouri.

Newton County:

85.7%
State average:

84.6%

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

  • This state: 35,594
  • Other state: 20,844
  • Northeast: 843
  • Midwest: 6,500
  • South: 8,849
  • West: 4,760
Year householders moved into unit in Newton County, MO
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Newton County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 40.6%Electricity
  • 29.7%Utility gas
  • 17.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.9%Wood
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.9%Electricity
  • 26.4%Utility gas
  • 13.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 680
Here:

10.7%
Missouri:

13.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 568
Here:

14.9%
Missouri:

12.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 367
Here:

15.6%
Missouri:

23.4%

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 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $253,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,018,000
    General Public Buildings: $158,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,441,000
    Police Protection: $2,228,000
    Financial Administration: $1,173,000
    General - Other: $1,162,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,023,000
    Correctional Institutions: $883,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $648,000
    Regular Highways: $585,000
    General Public Buildings: $427,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $48,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $579,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,419,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $692,000
    Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,645,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,095,000
    Housing and Community Development: $879,000
    General Local Government Support: $438,000
    Other: $20,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,013,000
    Property: $1,144,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $557,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $30,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,352,000

Newton County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $253,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,018,000
    General Public Buildings: $158,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,441,000
    Police Protection: $2,228,000
    Financial Administration: $1,173,000
    General - Other: $1,162,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,023,000
    Correctional Institutions: $883,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $648,000
    Regular Highways: $585,000
    General Public Buildings: $427,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $48,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $579,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,419,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $692,000
    Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,645,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,095,000
    Housing and Community Development: $879,000
    General Local Government Support: $438,000
    Other: $20,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,013,000
    Property: $1,144,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $557,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $30,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,352,000

Newton County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $253,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,018,000
    General Public Buildings: $158,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,441,000
    Police Protection: $2,228,000
    Financial Administration: $1,173,000
    General - Other: $1,162,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,023,000
    Correctional Institutions: $883,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $648,000
    Regular Highways: $585,000
    General Public Buildings: $427,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $48,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $579,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,419,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $692,000
    Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,645,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,095,000
    Housing and Community Development: $879,000
    General Local Government Support: $438,000
    Other: $20,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,013,000
    Property: $1,144,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $557,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $30,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,352,000

Newton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Charges - Other: $253,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,018,000
    General Public Buildings: $158,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,441,000
    Police Protection: $2,228,000
    Financial Administration: $1,173,000
    General - Other: $1,162,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,023,000
    Correctional Institutions: $883,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $648,000
    Regular Highways: $585,000
    General Public Buildings: $427,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $9,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $48,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Other Higher Education: $579,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,419,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $692,000
    Interest Earnings: $55,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,645,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,095,000
    Housing and Community Development: $879,000
    General Local Government Support: $438,000
    Other: $20,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,013,000
    Property: $1,144,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $557,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $30,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,352,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,007
  • Number of aged recipients: 73
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 934
  • Number of recipients under 18: 148
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 706
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 153
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 416
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 438
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED245$102,229282$109,319904$135,88995$49,5683$634,000112$71,143100$51,970
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$80,33316$141,81378$144,8594$15,7500$02$45,5009$70,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED52$98,90496$68,750414$125,65959$38,1360$022$94,90959$56,559
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN22$78,50039$117,282264$127,91313$58,6150$014$60,07116$75,688
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$57,5005$120,20049$136,5101$46,0000$00$09$66,778
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED32$138,00025$167,6800$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$125,0006$143,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$250,6005$124,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$107,5002$129,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$36,0000$01$36,000
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Newton, MO
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Newton, MO - Value
Most common first names in Newton County, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William37176.7 years
Mary35279.7 years
John34975.0 years
James34174.0 years
Robert26372.4 years
Charles25375.0 years
George17177.2 years
Dorothy15578.5 years
Helen15181.6 years
Ruth14080.5 years
Most common last names in Newton County, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22477.4 years
Johnson15476.3 years
Brown11477.7 years
Williams10676.7 years
Jones10578.1 years
Wilson10173.9 years
Davis8277.8 years
Anderson8076.5 years
Miller7878.1 years
Taylor7376.0 years
Businesses in Newton County, MO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2McDonald's5
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Microtel1
Applebee's1Motel 61
Arby's3Nike5
AutoZone1Nissan1
Baymont Inn1Office Depot1
Best Western2Olive Garden1
Burger King1Outback1
Chevrolet2Outback Steakhouse1
Chick-Fil-A1Panera Bread1
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza1
Cracker Barrel1Payless1
Curves1Pizza Hut3
Dairy Queen1Quality1
Days Inn1Quiznos1
Dennys1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In3
FedEx11Sam's Club1
GameStop1Sprint Nextel1
Goodwill5Starbucks1
H&R Block3Steak 'n Shake1
Hardee's3Subway6
Hilton1Super 82
Holiday Inn2T-Mobile1
IHOP1Taco Bell3
KFC3Toyota1
Kroger1True Value1
La Quinta1U-Haul4
La-Z-Boy2U.S. Cellular3
Lane Furniture2UPS14
Long John Silver's1Walgreens3
Lowe's2Walmart2
Marriott2Wendy's2
MasterBrand Cabinets3YMCA3
Maurices1

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