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Newton County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Newton County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded 1821
Seat Covington
Largest city Covington
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

279 sq mi (723 km²)
276 sq mi (715 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.99%
 - (2006)
 - Density

225/sq mi (87/km²)

Newton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2000, the population was 62,001. The 2006 Census Estimate shows a population of 91,451 [1]. The county seat is Covington6.

This county is a part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area (Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Metropolitan Statistical Area).


Newton county is named after Sgt. Newton, who served under Gen. Francis Marion, the "Swamp Fox", in the American Revolutionary War. It was created on December 24, 1821. During the American Civil War, the county provided the Lamar Infantry, which was a part of Cobb's Legion.

In late 1978, the first five episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard were filmed in and around Covington.

Newton county is the place where Georgia 4-H was founded as the Girls Canning and Boys Corn Clubs in 1904 by G.C. Adams.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 723 km² (279 sq mi). 716 km² (276 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.99%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


As of the census² of 2000, there were 62,001 people, 21,997 households, and 17,113 families residing in the county. The population density was 87/km² (224/sq mi). There were 23,033 housing units at an average density of 32/km² (83/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 75.27% White, 22.21% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.58% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 21,997 households out of which 37.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 14.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.20% were non-families. 18.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the county the population was spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 32.10% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 9.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 94.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,875, and the median income for a family was $49,748. Males had a median income of $36,742 versus $26,097 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,317. About 7.20% of families and 10.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.90% of those under age 18 and 8.80% of those age 65 or over.


  • East Newton Elementary School
  • Fairview Elementary School
  • Ficquett Elementary School
  • Heard Mixon Elementary School
  • Livington Elementary School
  • Mansfield Elementary School
  • Middle Ridge Elementary School
  • Oak Hill Elementary School
  • Palmer Stone Elementary School
  • Porterdale Elementary School
  • Providence Christian School
  • Rocky Plains Elementary School
  • west Newton Elementary School
  • Clements Middle School
  • Cousins Middle School
  • Indian Creek Middle School
  • Veterans Memorial Middle School
  • Alcovy High School
  • Eastside High School
  • Newton High School

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 33°33′N 83°50′W / 33.55, -83.84

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