Newton County is located in northwest Indiana. The County Seat is Kentland and the largest city is Kentland. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.newtoncounty.in.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 14,156 and the 2010 census population was 14,244. The land area is 401.76 square miles and there are 35.5 persons per square mile.
97.4% of the population is White, 0.7% is Black or African American, 5.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 85.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 8.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $112,000, there are 5,374 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,594, the median household income is $50,262, and 11.2% of the persons in Newton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 761. Retail sales (in $1000) were $96,674, and sales per capita were $6,901.
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