Newton Grove, North Carolina

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Newton Grove, North Carolina
Nickname(s): Circle City
Motto: "Circle of Opportunity"
Newton Grove, North Carolina is located in North Carolina
Newton Grove, North Carolina
Newton Grove, North Carolina
Location within the state of North Carolina
Coordinates: 35°14′48″N 78°21′25″W / 35.24667°N 78.35694°W / 35.24667; -78.35694Coordinates: 35°14′48″N 78°21′25″W / 35.24667°N 78.35694°W / 35.24667; -78.35694
Country United States
State North Carolina
County Sampson
 • Total 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 180 ft (55 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 606
 • Density 197.2/sq mi (76.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 28366
Area code(s) 910
FIPS code 37-47020[1]
GNIS feature ID 1025580[2]

Newton Grove, chartered in 1879, is a town in Sampson County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 569 as of the 2010 census.


Newton Grove is located at 35°14′48″N 78°21′25″W / 35.24667°N 78.35694°W / 35.24667; -78.35694 (35.246764, -78.357024).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2).3.1 square miles (8.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.65%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 606 people, 223 households, and 152 families residing in the town. The population density was 197.2 people per square mile (76.2/km²). There were 240 housing units at an average density of 78.1 per square mile (30.2/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.72% White, 11.39% African American, 0.50% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 8.75% from other races, and 1.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.19% of the population.

There were 223 households out of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 30.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 85.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $35,000, and the median income for a family was $51,250. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $37,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,295. About 7.0% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.


Newton Grove is home to Hobbton High a small 1A division school established in 1956.