Newton County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2019:13,595More data
Estimate 2018:13,751 
Estimate 2017:13,908 
Estimate 2016:14,160 
Estimate 2015:14,158 
Estimate 2014:14,292 
Estimate 2013:14,341 
Estimate 2012:14,434 
Estimate 2011:14,563 
Census 2010:14,445More data
Census 2000:15,072More data
Population of the County Seat (Newton)
Census 2010:2,478 
Census 2000:2,459 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Newton city:2,370More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:933.7More data
Water Area:6.1More data
Total Area:939.7More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:15.47More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:0.00More data
Percent Rural:100.00More data
Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:3.7%More data
Race - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:76.5%More data
Percent African American Alone:20.1%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:0.9%More data
Percent Asian Alone:0.6%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.0%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:1.9%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2019 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:73.3%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:20.0%More data
Age - 2018 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:20.2%More data
65 and Older:20.5%More data
85 and Older:2.1%More data
Median Age:43.6More data
Per Capita Income - 2018 (BEA):$33,350More data
Total Personal Income - 2018 (BEA):$458,423,000More data
Median Household Income - 2018 (Census Bureau):$43,367More data
Poverty - 2018 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:22.3%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:29.2%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher, Age 25 and over:83.7% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher, Age 25 and over:8.9% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2018:$36,652More data
Average Annual Pay - 2017:$34,210 
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$31,178 
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$28,725 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$28,701 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2019:6.3More data
Unemployment Rate - 2018:6.7 
Unemployment Rate - 2017:8.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2016:7.9 
Unemployment Rate - 2015:7.5 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2018
Total County Tax Rate:     «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.713246More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$2,226,290,841More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$1,126,657,019More data
Total Actual Levy:$8,075,472More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2019:$N/AMore data
CY 2018:$N/A 
CY 2017:$N/A 
CY 2016:$N/A 
CY 2015:$N/A 
Centerline Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:20.263More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:108.457More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:122.741More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:20.873More data
Frontage Roads:0.326More data
On-System Subtotal:272.660More data
City Streets:24.459More data
Certified County Roads:550.805More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.005More data
Off-System Subtotal:575.269More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:847.929More data
Lane Miles - 2018
IH Highways:0.000More data
US Highways:41.046More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:224.655More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:245.482More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:41.746More data
Frontage Roads:0.652More data
On-System Subtotal:553.581More data
City Streets:48.918More data
Certified County Roads:1,101.610More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:0.010More data
Off-System Subtotal:1,150.538More data
County Total:1,704.119More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2018»
Gross Domestic Product (BEA):     «GDP 2018»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2017»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «Newton County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «Narrative Profiles (Beta)»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «Newton County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «Newton County»

Special Districts in Newton County.
School Districts in Newton County.
History of City Tax Rates in Newton County.

Airports in Newton County.
Hospitals in Newton County.
Prisons in Newton County.