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0.06% decline
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2.74% growth
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0.8% growth
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0.72% growth


The economy of Newton County, MO employs 26,332 people. The economy of Newton County, MO is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 2.29; 1.71; and 1.49 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Newton County, MO are Manufacturing (4,656), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,824), and Retail trade (2,784), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($125,156), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($84,432), and Utilities ($43,795).

Median household income in Newton County, MO is $44,474. Males in Newton County, MO have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,546. The income inequality of Newton County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.441 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Newton County, MO. In Newton County, MO the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 61 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,904. St. Louis city, MO has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Missouri.


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Newton County, MO is home to a population of 58,741 people, from which 97.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Newton County, MO is composed of 50,978 White residents (86.8%), 2,926 Hispanic residents (4.98%), 1,756 Two+ residents (2.99%), 1,278 Native residents (2.18%), and 706 Asian residents (1.2%). The most common foreign languages in Newton County, MO are Spanish (1,755 speakers), Hmong (394 speakers), and Other West Germanic (163 speakers), but compared to other places, Newton County, MO has a relative high number of Hmong (394 speakers), Other West Germanic (163 speakers), and Japanese (100 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Newton County, MO awarded 886 degrees. The student population of Newton County, MO is skewed towards females, with 349 male students and 537 female students. Most students in Newton County, MO are White (702 and 79.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (98 and 11.1%), Asian (19 and 2.14%), and Black or African American (18 and 2.03%). The largest universities in Newton County, MO by number of graduates are Crowder College (863 and 97.4%), Neosho Beauty College (23 and 2.6%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Newton County, MO are General Studies (331 and 37.4%), Registered Nursing (99 and 11.2%), and Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (75 and 8.47%). The median tuition costs in Newton County, MO are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newton County, MO is $112,500, which is 0.55 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $111,700 to $112,500, a 0.72% increase. The homeownership rate of Newton County, MO is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Newton County, MO have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newton County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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