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Newton County, Mississippi Facts

Facts
State Mississippi
Land area 578.1 square miles
Population Density 37.6 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 21,689
Population change -0.1%
Under 5 years of age 7%
Under 18 25.5%
65 and over 16%
Females 51.9%
White 63.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race 1.6
Asian 0.4%
Two or more races 0.8%
Black or African American 30.3%
Native American 4.9%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 83%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 14.7%
Veterans 1,839
Households and Housing
Households 7,931
Persons per household 2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more 87.5%
Median household income $39,190
The per capita income $18,864
Live below the poverty line. 18.6%
housing units 9,318
Multi-unit structures 4%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $72,100
Residents owning their homes. 77.6%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 1,355
Women-owned firms 26.4%
Asian-owned firms 0%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $146,663
Retail sales per capita $6,500
Manufacturers shipments $290,795
Merchant wholesaler sales $9,154