Newton County is located in northwest Arkansas. The County Seat is Jasper and the largest city is Jasper. The Official Web Site is located at http://local.arkansas.gov/local.php?agency=Newton%20County. The 2014 population estimate is 7,904 and the 2010 census population was 8,330. The land area is 820.90 square miles and there are 10.1 persons per square mile.
95.8% of the population is White, 0.2% is Black or African American, 1.5% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 1.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.4% is two or more races. 79.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,600, there are 3,507 households, an average of 2.32 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,884, the median household income is $30,038, and 23.5% of the persons in Newton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,027. Retail sales (in $1000) were $13,268, and sales per capita were $1,596.
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