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Newton Grove, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Newton Grove had a population of 576 as of July 1, 2016. Newton Grove ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newton Grove is located at latitude 35.2512 and longitude -78.3537 in Sampson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Newton Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sampson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 180 feet.

The Town of Newton Grove (GNIS ID: 2406990) 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 Town of Newton Grove is located within Township of Newton Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sampson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newton Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newton Grove: Blackmans Store, Coxes Store, Greasy Spoon, New Town at the Grove, Williams.

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Newton Grove, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 576
Population in Households 558
Population in Familes 462
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 187
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 267 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $166,667
Average Home Value $175,347


Median Household Income $37,265
Average Household Income $62,685
Per Capita Income $23,784
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.2% 0.14%
Households 0.0% 0.09%
Families 0.97% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
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 Grove, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton Grove 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 # 540 27th
Population Density1 # 647 13th
Diversity Index2 # 28 96th
Median Household Income # 454 39th
Per Capita Income # 280 62nd

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