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Newton County is located in central Mississippi. The County Seat is Decatur and the largest city is Union. The Official Web Site is located at http://newtoncountyms.net/. The 2014 population estimate is 21,832 and the 2010 census population was 21,720. The land area is 578.10 square miles and there are 37.6 persons per square mile.
63.6% of the population is White, 30.3% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 4.9% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 83.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $72,100, there are 7,931 households, an average of 2.64 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,864, the median household income is $39,190, and 18.6% of the persons in Newton County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,355. Retail sales (in $1000) were $146,663, and sales per capita were $6,500. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.4%.
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