Newton County is located in north-central Georgia. The County Seat is Covington and the largest city is Covington. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.newton.ga.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 103,675 and the 2010 census population was 99,958. The land area is 272.16 square miles and there are 367.3 persons per square mile.
54.1% of the population is White, 42.5% is Black or African American, 4.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 84.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 19.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $125,600, there are 33,840 households, an average of 2.93 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,484, the median household income is $50,580, and 15.2% of the persons in Newton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 9,515. Retail sales (in $1000) were $679,365, and sales per capita were $7,096. The percentage of black-owned firms is 33.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 33.4%.
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