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Newtonia, Missouri
Location of Newtonia, Missouri
Location of Newtonia, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°52′36″N 94°11′08″W / 36.87667°N 94.18556°W / 36.87667; -94.18556Coordinates: 36°52′36″N 94°11′08″W / 36.87667°N 94.18556°W / 36.87667; -94.18556
Country United States
State Missouri
County Newton
Area
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Land 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,204 ft (367 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 199
 • Estimate 
(2019)
195
 • Density 598.16/sq mi (230.60/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64853
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-52292

Newtonia is a village in Newton County, Missouri, United States. The population was 199 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area. Newtonia was the site of the Battles of Newtonia. Newtonia has some Antebellum houses, such as the Ritchey Mansion, as well as a cemetery for Civil War dead. It is a farming community and is immediately adjacent to Stark City, Missouri. In 2008, a tornado struck the village damaging many homes including the Mathew H. Ritchey House.

History

Newtonia was laid out in 1857, taking its name from Newton County. A post office called Newtonia was established in 1858, and remained in operation until 1973.

The First Battle of Newtonia Historic District, Mathew H. Ritchey House, and Second Battle of Newtonia Site are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.33 square miles (0.85 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 463
1880 436 −5.8%
1900 355
1910 203 −42.8%
1920 200 −1.5%
1930 203 1.5%
1940 195 −3.9%
1950 190 −2.6%
1960 153 −19.5%
1970 208 35.9%
1980 224 7.7%
1990 204 −8.9%
2000 231 13.2%
2010 199 −13.9%
2019 (est.) 195 −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 199 people, 74 households, and 55 families living in the village. The population density was 603.0 inhabitants per square mile (232.8/km2). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 254.5 per square mile (98.3/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 95.0% White, 0.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 2.5% Asian, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.5% of the population.

There were 74 households, of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.5% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.7% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.18.

The median age in the village was 41.3 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.5% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 19.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.8% male and 49.2% female.

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