Newton Grove, North Carolina

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Newton Grove, North Carolina
Nickname(s): 
Circle City
Motto(s): 
"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
CountryUnited States
StateNorth Carolina
CountySampson
Area
 • Total3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)
 • Land3.1 sq mi (8.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
180 ft (55 m)
Population
 • Total569
 • Estimate 
(2016)[1]
566
 • Density180/sq mi (71/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
28366
Area code(s)910
FIPS code37-47020[2]
GNIS feature ID1025580[3]
Websitehttp://www.newtongrove.net/

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

History[edit]

Thirteen Oaks and the Isaac Williams House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

Geography[edit]

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).[5]

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.

There is a large, six-way roundabout in the center of town, with a hexagonal loop road around it, named circle street, contrary to its shape.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
188061
1890633.3%
19007519.0%
191073−2.7%
192012571.2%
193015020.0%
1940339126.0%
195037410.3%
196047727.5%
197054614.5%
19805643.3%
1990511−9.4%
200060618.6%
2010569−6.1%
Est. 2016566[1]−0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[2] 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.

Education[edit]

Newton Grove is home to Hobbton High School, a small 1A division school established in 1957.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Hobbton High School". Sampson County Schools. Retrieved 31 December 2016.