Newton County, Texas facts for kids
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The Newton County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Texas
Texas's location within the U.S.
|Named for||John Newton|
|• Total||940 sq mi (2,400 km2)|
|• Land||934 sq mi (2,420 km2)|
|• Water||6.1 sq mi (16 km2) 0.6%%|
|• Density||15/sq mi (6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Newton County is the easternmost county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 14,445. Its county seat is Newton. The county is named for John Newton, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 940 square miles (2,400 km2), of which 934 square miles (2,420 km2) is land and 6.1 square miles (16 km2) (0.6%) is water.
- U.S. Highway 190
- State Highway 12
- State Highway 62
- State Highway 63
- State Highway 87
- Recreational Road 255
Adjacent counties and parishes
- Sabine County (north)
- Vernon Parish, Louisiana (northeast)
- Beauregard Parish, Louisiana (east)
- Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana (southeast)
- Orange County (south)
- Jasper County (west)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the census of 2000, there were 15,072 people, 5,583 households, and 4,092 families residing in the county. The population density was 16 people per square mile (6/km²). There were 7,331 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). 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.
- Newton (county seat)
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