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Newton County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Newton County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1846
Seat Newton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

940 sq mi (2,435 km²)
933 sq mi (2,416 km²)
7 sq mi (18 km²), 0.73%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,072
16/sq mi (6/km²)
Website www.co.newton.tx.us

Newton County is the easternmost county in the U.S. state of Texas. In of 2000, its population was 15,072. Its county seat is Newton6. Newton county is named for John Newton, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,433 km² (940 sq mi). 2,416 km² (933 sq mi) of it is land and 17 km² (7 sq mi) of it (0.73%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,072 people, 5,583 households, and 4,092 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km² (16/sq mi). There were 7,331 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (8/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 75.84% White, 20.69% Black or African American, 0.63% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.56% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 3.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,583 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 26.60% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 104.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,500, and the median income for a family was $34,345. Males had a median income of $31,294 versus $17,738 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,381. About 15.50% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.40% of those under age 18 and 17.30% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 30°47′N 93°45′W / 30.78, -93.75

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Newton County, Texas. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

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