Newton County MO Information


Newton County Subdivisions

Newton County MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 60,146
Population in Households 59,266
Population in Familes 49,855
Population in Group Qrtrs 880
Population Density1 96
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 22,807
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 16,381
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,321 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,699 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,108 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,514 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $112,661
Average Home Value $151,127


Median Household Income $41,641
Average Household Income $57,268
Per Capita Income $22,017
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.37%
Households 0.56% 0.37%
Families 0.43% 0.29%
Median Household Income   0.73%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Newton County MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton County to the other 115 counties and county equivalents in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 18 85th
Population Density1 # 20 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 21 83rd
Median Household Income # 39 67th
Per Capita Income # 38 68th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.