Newton County, TX

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Population

14,187

0.347% growth

Median Age

43.5


Median Household Income

$40,180

9.1% growth

Poverty Rate

15.7%


Number of Employees

4,971

11.7% growth

Median Property Value

$73,300

1.38% growth

About

In 2017, Newton County, TX had a population of 14.2k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $40,180. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Newton County, TX grew from 14,138 to 14,187, a 0.347% increase and its median household income grew from $36,829 to $40,180, a 9.1% increase.

The population of Newton County, TX is 73.6% White Alone, 21.3% Black or African American Alone, and 3.45% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Newton County, TX speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Newton County, TX is $73,300, and the homeownership rate is 82.8%. Most people in Newton County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 36.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton County, TX is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Newton County, TX employs 4.97k people. The largest industries in Newton County, TX are Manufacturing (818 people), Retail Trade (727 people), and Educational Services (594 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($123,188), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,289), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($52,803).

Median household income in Newton County, TX is $40,180. Males in Newton County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Newton County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$40,180

2017 value

± $5,490

9.1%

1 Year Growth

± 14.2%

Households in Newton County, TX have a median annual income of $40,180, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,829 in 2016, which represents a 9.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 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. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White 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, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9503

  2. Census Tract 9504

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newton County, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $43,785, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $41,708 and $38,750.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton County, TX (2.2k out of 14k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

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. White

    1,503 ± 323

  2. Black

    659 ± 241

  3. Two Or More

    40 ± 111

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newton County, TX is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

4.97k

2017 Value

± 588

11.7%

1 Year growth

± 15.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newton County, TX grew at a rate of 11.7%, from 4.45k employees to 4.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newton County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (633 people), Production Occupations (540 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (508 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newton County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newton County, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (633 people), Production Occupations (540 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (508 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Newton County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.12 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.87 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.75 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newton County, TX, by median earnings, are Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($80,714), Management Occupations ($64,688), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.97k

2017 Value

± 588

11.7%

1 Year growth

± 15.8%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newton County, TX grew at a rate of 11.7%, from 4.45k employees to 4.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton County, TX, are Manufacturing (818 people), Retail Trade (727 people), and Educational Services (594 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Newton County, TX 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, TX, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (818 people), Retail Trade (727 people), and Educational Services (594 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Newton County, TX has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.41 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.95 times), and Utilities (2.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newton County, TX, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($123,188), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,289), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($52,803).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas 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 Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

85.3% of the population of Newton County, TX has health coverage, with 40.2% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Newton County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Newton County, TX see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 14003 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Newton County, TX see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

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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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

14.7%

Uninsured

40.2%

Employer Coverage

16.2%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newton County, TX declined by 17.7% from 17.8% to 14.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newton County, TX 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Newton County, TX is home to a population of 14.2k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.04% of Newton County, TX residents were born outside of the country (148 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Newton County, TX is composed of 10.4k White Alone residents (73.6%), 3.02k Black or African American Alone residents (21.3%), 490 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.45%), 191 Two or More Races residents (1.35%), 28 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.197%), 12 Asian Alone residents (0.0846%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Newton County, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 22.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Newton County, TX was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Newton County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Newton County, TX residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.04%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

148 people

1.04%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

147 people

As of 2017, 1.04% of Newton County, TX residents (148 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, TX was 1.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Newton County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Newton County, TX was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    10.4k ± 21

  2. Black or African American Alone

    3.02k ± 49

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    490 ± 53.2

In 2017, there were 3.45 times more White Alone residents (10.4k people) in Newton County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.02k Black or African American Alone and 490 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Newton County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Newton County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Newton County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Newton County, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    516 ± 155

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    125 ± 99

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    100 ± 112

Newton County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newton County, TX was $73,300 in 2017, which is 0.337 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $72,300 to $73,300, a 1.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Newton County, TX is 82.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Newton County, TX have an average commute time of 36.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newton County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$40,180

Median Household Income

± $5,490

4.78k

Number of Households

± 487

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.78k households in Newton County, TX grew to $40,180 from the previous year's value of $36,829.

The following chart displays the households in Newton County, TX 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$73,300

2017 Median

± $10,521

$72,300

2016 Median

± $8,183

In 2017, the median property value in Newton County, TX grew to to $73,300 from the previous year's value of $72,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Newton County, TX 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, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82.8%

2017 Homeownership

77.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.8% of the housing units in Newton County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

36.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton County, TX have a longer commute time (36.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 9.57% of the workforce in Newton County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.4%

  2. Carpooled

    14.6%

  3. Other

    3.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Newton County, TX was Drove Alone (79.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (14.6%) and those who Other (3.03%).

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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