Newton County, Texas

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Newton County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Newton County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of the United States highlighting Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Named for John Newton
Seat Newton
Largest city Newton
Area
 • Total 940 sq mi (2,435 km2)
 • Land 934 sq mi (2,419 km2)
 • Water 6 sq mi (16 km2), 0.6%
Population
 • (2010) 14,445
 • Density 16/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 36th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.co.newton.tx.us

Newton County is the easternmost county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 14,445.[1] Its county seat is Newton.[2] The county is named for John Newton, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War.

Newton County is included in the Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metropolitan Statistical Area.

As of 2000, it had the second lowest population density for all counties in East Texas, behind only Red River County, and the lowest population density in Deep East Texas.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 940 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 934 square miles (2,420 km2) is land and 6 square miles (16 km2) (0.6%) is water.[3]

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Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,689
1860 3,119 84.7%
1870 2,187 −29.9%
1880 4,350 98.9%
1890 4,650 6.9%
1900 7,282 56.6%
1910 10,850 49.0%
1920 12,196 12.4%
1930 12,524 2.7%
1940 13,700 9.4%
1950 10,832 −20.9%
1960 10,372 −4.2%
1970 11,657 12.4%
1980 13,254 13.7%
1990 13,569 2.4%
2000 15,072 11.1%
2010 14,445 −4.2%
Est. 2012 14,200 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1850-2010[5]
2012 Estimate[1]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 15,072 people, 5,583 households, and 4,092 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 7,331 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 75.84% White, 20.69% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 3.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,583 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,500, and the median income for a family was $34,345. Males had a median income of $31,294 versus $17,738 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,381. About 15.50% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.40% of those under age 18 and 17.30% of those age 65 or over.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Texas Almanac: County Population History 1850-2010". Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 

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Coordinates: 30°47′N 93°45′W / 30.78°N 93.75°W / 30.78; -93.75