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Newton County, Texas

Newton County, Texas
The Newton County Courthouse
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
 • Total 940 sq mi (2,435 km2)
 • Land 934 sq mi (2,419 km2)
 • Water 6.1 sq mi (16 km2), 0.6%
 • (2010) 14,445
 • Density 15/sq mi (6/km²)
Congressional district 36th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website .us.tx.newton.cowww

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 1
    • Major highways 1.1
    • Adjacent counties and parishes 1.2
  • Demographics 2
  • Communities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


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 6.1 square miles (16 km2) (0.6%) is water.[3]

Major highways

Adjacent counties and parishes


As of the census[7] 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.


See also


  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. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Texas Almanac: Population History of Counties from 1850–2010" (PDF). Texas Almanac. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Newton County government's website
  • Newton County Public Health District The Public Health District Website for Newton County.
  • Newton County from the Handbook of Texas Online

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