Newton County AR Information


Newton County Subdivisions

Newton County AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 8,342
Population in Households 8,291
Population in Familes 6,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density1 10
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 3,610
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,391
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,866 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 744 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,197 (24.9%)
Median Home Value $90,702
Average Home Value $120,717


Median Household Income $30,992
Average Household Income $42,063
Per Capita Income $18,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.03% -0.12%
Households 0.26% 0.03%
Families 0.08% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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 AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton County to the other 75 counties and county equivalents in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 69 9th
Population Density1 # 74 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 68 12th
Median Household Income # 57 25th
Per Capita Income # 54 29th

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