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Newton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Newton had a population of 13,123 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Newton is located at latitude 35.6622 and longitude -81.2323 in Catawba County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newton (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Catawba County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The City of Newton (GNIS ID: 2404377) 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.

The City of Newton is located within Township of Newton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Catawba 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, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 13,123
Population in Households 12,783
Population in Familes 10,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 340
Population Density1 953
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 5,128
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 3,350
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,736 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,029 (52.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,099 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 608 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $114,553
Average Home Value $150,545


Median Household Income $34,497
Average Household Income $47,611
Per Capita Income $19,211
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.19% 0.25%
Households 0.07% 0.16%
Families 0.34% 0.07%
Median Household Income   -0.85%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina 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 # 75 90th
Population Density1 # 242 67th
Diversity Index2 # 217 71st
Median Household Income # 533 28th
Per Capita Income # 517 30th

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