Newton County, Missouri
|Newton County, Missouri|
Newton County Courthouse in Neosho
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
|Founded||December 15, 1838|
|• Total||627 sq mi (1,624 km2)|
|• Land||625 sq mi (1,619 km2)|
|• Water||1.8 sq mi (5 km2), 0.3%|
|• Density||93/sq mi (36/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Newton County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. 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 Education
- 4 Politics
- 5 Communities
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
- Jasper County (north)
- Lawrence County (northeast)
- Barry County (southeast)
- McDonald County (south)
- Ottawa County, Oklahoma (west)
- Cherokee County, Kansas (northwest)
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
|U.S. Decennial Census
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.
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- 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–07)
- 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)
- Neosho Christian Schools – Neosho (K–12) – Churches of Christ
- Ozark Christian Academy - Neosho (PK–12) – Pentecostal
- Racine Apostolic Christian School – Racine (PK–12) – Pentecostal
- Trinity Learning Center [Neosho, Missouri] (K-12) [Protestant]
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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.
- District 130 – Bill Reiboldt (R-Neosho) Consists of the cities of Neosho and Seneca.
- 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.
|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|
- Five Mile
- Shoal Creek
- Van Buren
- West Benton
- "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.
- "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
- "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2014.
- 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
||Cherokee County, Kansas||Jasper County||Lawrence County|
|Ottawa County, Oklahoma|
|McDonald County||Barry County|