Newton County, MS

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Population

21,437

0.993% decline

Poverty Rate

23%


Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$37,643

5.96% growth

Number of Employees

8,108

0.479% decline

Median Property Value

$80,300

0.124% decline

About

In 2017, Newton County, MS had a population of 21.4k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $37,643. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Newton County, MS declined from 21,652 to 21,437, a -0.993% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,527 to $37,643, a 5.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (61.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (30%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (5.08%), White (Hispanic) (1.41%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.19%). N/A% of the people in Newton County, MS speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newton County, MS are East Central Community College (567 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Newton County, MS is $80,300, and the homeownership rate is 77.6%. Most people in Newton County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton County, MS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Newton County, MS employs 8.11k people. The largest industries in Newton County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,322 people), Manufacturing (1,316 people), and Educational Services (987 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,386), Wholesale Trade ($56,023), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,586).

Median household income in Newton County, MS is $37,643. Males in Newton County, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Newton County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,643

2017 value

± $4,038

5.96%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Newton County, MS have a median annual income of $37,643, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,527 in 2016, which represents a 5.96% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Mississippi made 1.43 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Mississippi workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newton County, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 501

  2. Census Tract 504

  3. Census Tract 502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newton County, MS was Census Tract 501 with a value of $47,708, followed by Census Tract 504 and Census Tract 502, with respective values of $42,184 and $36,328.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Newton County, MS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton County, MS (4.77k out of 20.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    1,965 ± 268

  2. White

    1,866 ± 257

  3. Native American

    733 ± 162

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newton County, MS is Black, followed by White and Native American.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

8.11k

2017 Value

± 588

-0.479%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newton County, MS declined at a rate of -0.479%, from 8.15k employees to 8.11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newton County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,076 people), Production Occupations (938 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (741 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newton County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newton County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,076 people), Production Occupations (938 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (741 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Newton County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.56 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.73 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newton County, MS, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($68,333), Management Occupations ($59,911), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,906).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.11k

2017 Value

± 588

-0.479%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newton County, MS declined at a rate of -0.479%, from 8.15k employees to 8.11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,322 people), Manufacturing (1,316 people), and Educational Services (987 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Newton County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Newton County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,322 people), Manufacturing (1,316 people), and Educational Services (987 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Newton County, MS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.93 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.96 times), and Public Administration (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newton County, MS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($57,386), Wholesale Trade ($56,023), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,586).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $46.3B

  2. $23.9B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $46.3B, followed by Textiles/leather ($23.9B) and Mixed freight ($14.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Mississippi products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$206B

2020 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

34.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $206B. This is expected to increase 34.7% to $277B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.6B

  2. $18B

  3. $17.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $37.6B, followed by Tennessee with $18B and Louisiana and $17.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Mississippi shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88% of the population of Newton County, MS has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 21.5% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.96% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Newton County, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Newton County, MS see 3624 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.412% decrease from the previous year (3639 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5390 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4312 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,624 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Newton County, MS see an average of 3,624 patients per year. This represents a 0.412% decrease from the previous year (3,639 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Newton County, MS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

12%

Uninsured

39.4%

Employer Coverage

21.5%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

2.96%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newton County, MS declined by 7.59% from 13% to 12%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newton County, MS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

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Diversity

Newton County, MS is home to a population of 21.4k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.23% of Newton County, MS residents were born outside of the country (264 people).

In 2017, there were 2.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.2k people) in Newton County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.09k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 36.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Newton County, MS was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Newton County, MS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Newton County, MS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.23%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

264 people

0.947%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

205 people

As of 2017, 1.23% of Newton County, MS residents (264 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newton County, MS was 0.947%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Mississippi residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Newton County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Newton County, MS was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, MS

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    13.2k ± 4

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    6.43k ± 139

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    1.09k ± 40

In 2017, there were 2.05 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (13.2k people) in Newton County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.43k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.09k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Newton County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    450 ± 105

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    303 ± 111

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    206 ± 101

Newton County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Newton County, MS awarded 567 degrees. The student population of Newton County, MS is skewed towards women, with 1,042 male students and 1,518 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newton County, MS are White (350 and 61.8%), followed by Black or African American (164 and 29%), American Indian or Alaska Native (22 and 3.89%), and Hispanic or Latino (9 and 1.59%).

The largest universities in Newton County, MS by number of degrees awarded are East Central Community College (567 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Newton County, MS are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (326 and 57.5%), Registered Nursing (37 and 6.53%), and Electrician (31 and 5.47%).

The median tuition costs in Newton County, MS 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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 326 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 20 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Newton County, MS was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 326 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Newton County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

567 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Newton County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Central Community College with 567 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

236

Degrees Awarded to Men

331

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 236 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newton County, MS, which is 0.713 times less than the 331 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    350 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    164 degrees awarded

  3. American Indian or Alaska Native

    22 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Newton County, MS were to White students. These 350 degrees mean that there were 2.13 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 164 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newton County, MS was $80,300 in 2017, which is 0.35 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,400 to $80,300, a 0.124% decrease. The homeownership rate in Newton County, MS is 77.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Newton County, MS have an average commute time of 25.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newton County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$80,300

2017 Median

± $3,693

$80,400

2016 Median

± $3,975

In 2017, the median property value in Newton County, MS declined from to $80,300 from the previous year's value of $80,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Newton County, MS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newton County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$37,643

Median Household Income

± $4,038

8.01k

Number of Households

± 544

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.01k households in Newton County, MS grew to $37,643 from the previous year's value of $35,527.

The following chart displays the households in Newton County, MS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Newton County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newton County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.6%

2017 Homeownership

76.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.6% of the housing units in Newton County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Newton County, MS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton County, MS have a longer commute time (25.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.888% of the workforce in Newton County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    1.93%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Newton County, MS was Drove Alone (84.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Worked At Home (1.93%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newton County, MS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newton County, MS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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