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The City of Newton had a population of 2,619 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Newton is located at latitude 30.8508 and longitude -93.7541 in Newton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newton (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Newton County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 194 feet.

The City of Newton (GNIS ID: 2411251) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Newton is located within Newton Division of Newton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Newton, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,619
Population in Households 1,971
Population in Familes 1,668
Population in Group Qrtrs 648
Population Density1 481
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 726
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 500
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 884 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 501 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 158 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $48,359
Average Home Value $86,377


Median Household Income $34,550
Average Household Income $46,650
Per Capita Income $19,482
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.89% 0.33%
Households 1.05% 0.3%
Families 0.96% 0.28%
Median Household Income   -1.81%
Per Capita Income   0.36%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Newton, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 617 65th
Population Density1 # 1187 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 720 59th
Median Household Income # 1381 21st
Per Capita Income # 1179 33rd

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