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Newton, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Newton had a population of 13,136 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Newton, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,136
Daytime Population: Workers 9,459
Daytime Population: Residents 7,670
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,129
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 12,782
Population in Familes 10,230
Population in Group Qrtrs 354
Population Density2 954
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $35,875
Average Household Income $50,169
Per Capita Income $20,240


Total Housing Units 5,741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,997 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,137 (37.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 607 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $118,083
Average Home Value $154,821


Total Households 5,134
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 3,345
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.18% 0.24%
Households 0.08% 0.17%
Families 0.28% 0.06%
Median Household Income   0.8%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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, 2017 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 # 76 90th
Population Density # 241 68th
Diversity Index # 214 71st
Median Household Income # 527 29th
Per Capita Income # 501 32nd

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