Newton County, Missouri
|Newton County, Missouri|
Newton County Courthouse
Location in the state of Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 15, 1838|
|• Total||624.77 sq mi (1,618 km2)|
|• Land||626.42 sq mi (1,622 km2)|
|• Water||0.24 sq mi (1 km2), 0.04%|
|• Density||84/sq mi (32.41/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Newton County is a county located in Southwest Missouri in the United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 58,114. Its county seat is Neosho. The county was organized in 1838 and is named in honor of John Newton, a hero who fought in the Revolutionary War.
- 1 Geography
- 2 Demographics
- 3 Communities
- 4 Education
- 5 Politics
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 624.77 square miles (1,618.1 km2), of which 626.42 square miles (1,622.4 km2) (or 99.96%) is land and 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) (or 0.04%) is water.
- Jasper County (north)
- Lawrence County (northeast)
- Barry County (southeast)
- McDonald County (south)
- Ottawa County, Oklahoma (west)
- Cherokee County, Kansas (northwest)
||Cherokee County, Kansas||Jasper County||Lawrence County|
|Ottawa County, Oklahoma|
|McDonald County||Barry County|
Total lake area: 2,573 acres (10.4 km2)
- Newtonia Lake
- Thurman Lake
Rivers & Creeks
Total river area: 361 acres (1.5 km2); length: 70 miles (110 km)
National protected area
As of the census of 2000, there were 52,636 people, 20,140 households, and 14,742 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 people per square mile (33.75/km²). There were 21,897 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.26% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 2.23% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 2.20% from two or more races. 2.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 20,140 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,041, and the median income for a family was $40,616. Males had a median income of $30,057 versus $21,380 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,502. About 8.10% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.
- East Newton County R-VI School District – Granby
- Granby Elementary School (K-04)
- Triway Elementary School (K-04) – Stella
- Granby Junior High School (05-08)
- Triway Junior High School (05-08)
- East Newton County High School (09-12)
- Diamond R-IV School District – Diamond
- Diamond Elementary School (PK-04)
- Diamond Middle School (05-08)
- Diamond High School (09-12)
- Neosho R-V School District – Neosho
- Field Early Childhood Center (PK)
- Benton Elementary School (K-04)
- Central Elementary School (K-04)
- George Washington Carver Elementary School (K-04)
- Goodman Elementary School (K-04)
- South Elementary School (K-04)
- Westview Elementary School (K-04)
- Neosho Middle School (05-07)
- Neosho Junior High School (08)
- Neosho High School (09-12)
- Seneca R-VII School District – Seneca
- Seneca Elementary School (PK-05)
- Iva E. Wells Middle School (06-08)
- Seneca High School (09-12)
The Republican Party completely controls politics at the local level in Newton County. Republicans hold every elected position in the county.
|Newton County, Missouri|
|Elected countywide officials|
|Circuit Clerk||Patty Krueger||Republican|
|County Clerk||Kay Baum||Republican|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Jacob Skouby||Republican|
|Public Administrator||Diane Dodson||Republican|
|2008||61.85% 15,570||36.29% 9,134||1.86% 468|
|2004||75.23% 17,935||23.75% 5,662||1.02% 242|
|2000||66.05% 13,917||32.18% 6,780||1.77% 373|
|1996||58.15% 10,445||39.60% 7,114||2.25% 404|
Newton County is divided into three districts in the Missouri House of Representatives, all of which are held by Republicans.
- District 129 – Bill White (R-Joplin) Consists of the villages of Cliff Village, Dennis Acres, Grand Falls Plaza, Leawood, and Shoal Creek Drive.
|Missouri House of Representatives - District 129 - Newton County (2010)|
- District 130 – Bill Reiboldt (R-Neosho) Consists of the cities of Neosho and Seneca.
|Missouri House of Representatives - District 130 - Newton County (2010)|
- District 131 – Bill Lant (R-Joplin) Consists of the cities of Diamond, Fairview, and Granby, and the villages of Loma Linda, Newtonia, Redings Mill, Ritchey, Saginaw, Shoal Creek Estates, Silver Creek, Stark City, Stella, and Wentworth.
|Missouri House of Representatives - District 131 - Newton County (2010)|
|Missouri Senate - District 32 - Newton County (2010)|
|U.S. House of Representatives - District 7 - Newton County (2010)|
|2008||69.42% 17,637||29.32% 7,450||1.25% 319|
|2004||71.95% 17,187||27.48% 6,564||0.58% 138|
|2000||67.25% 14,232||30.46% 6,447||2.29% 483|
|1996||55.56% 10,067||32.29% 5,840||12.04% 2,178|
- "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- Eaton, David Wolfe (1917). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 335.
- "Census 2010 Gazetteer Files". Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved September 12, 2013.
- Newton County Historical Society - Official website
- Rootsweb, Newton County, Missouri
- Digitized 1930 Plat Book of Newton County from University of Missouri Division of Special Collections, Archives, and Rare Books