Newton County, MO

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2022 Population
59,019
0.657% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.2
0.752% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
1.37% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$60,313
8.05% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$162,900
18.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
26,623
0.478% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Newton County, MO had a population of 59k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $60,313. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Newton County, MO grew from 58,634 to 59,019, a 0.657% increase and its median household income grew from $55,820 to $60,313, a 8.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.78%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.76%), White (Hispanic) (1.9%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%).

None of the households in Newton County, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Newton County, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newton County, MO are Crowder College (1,214 degrees awarded in 2022) and Neosho Beauty College (27 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Newton County, MO was $162,900, and the homeownership rate was 74.3%.

Most people in Newton County, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton County, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Newton County, MO is home to a population of 59k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.89% of Newton County, MO residents were born outside of the country (2.29k people).

In 2022, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.6k people) in Newton County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.63k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.3% of Newton County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Newton County, MO was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    48.6k ± 544
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4k ± 600
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.63k ± 491
5.88%
Hispanic Population
3.47k people

In 2022, there were 12.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (48.6k people) in Newton County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 1.63k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.88% of the people in Newton County, MO are hispanic (3.47k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Newton County, MO as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.89%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.29k people
3.21%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.88k people

As of 2022, 3.89% of Newton County, MO residents (2.29k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newton County, MO was 3.21%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,529 ± 265
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    943 ± 203
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    512 ± 184

Newton County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Newton County, MO employs 26.6k people. The largest industries in Newton County, MO are Manufacturing (4,855 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,762 people), and Retail Trade (3,120 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($66,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,587), and Utilities ($60,469).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

26.6k
2022 Value
± 1,181
−0.478%
1 Year decline
± 6.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newton County, MO declined at a rate of −0.478%, from 26.8k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newton County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,997 people), Production Occupations (2,649 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,582 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newton County, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26.6k
2022 Value
± 1,181
−0.478%
1 Year decline
± 6.18%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newton County, MO declined at a rate of −0.478%, from 26.8k employees to 26.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton County, MO, are Manufacturing (4,855 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,762 people), and Retail Trade (3,120 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Newton County, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,428
Median earning men ± $2,530
$31,158
Median earning women ± $2,405

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,295), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,196), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($53,043).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,750), Information ($40,938), and Construction ($37,250).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 465
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 340
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 275
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Newton County, MO went to Donald J. Trump with 77.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Newton County, MO awarded 1,241 degrees. The student population of Newton County, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,510 male students and 2,584 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newton County, MO are White (831 and 67.5%), followed by Unknown (165 and 13.4%), Hispanic or Latino (118 and 9.58%), and Two or More Races (44 and 3.57%).

The largest universities in Newton County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Crowder College (1,214 and 97.8%) and Neosho Beauty College (27 and 2.18%).

The most popular majors in Newton County, MO are General Studies (361 and 29.1%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (219 and 17.6%), and Registered Nursing (120 and 9.67%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,094 students enrolled in Newton County, MO, 36.9% men and 63.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,964 records, of which 65.9% were women and 34.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 361 degrees awarded
  2. 120 degrees awarded
  3. 71 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Newton County, MO was General Studies with 361 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Newton County, MO according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,214 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Crowder College with 1,214 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 645 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newton County, MO, which is 1.08 times more than the 596 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 831 degrees mean that there were 5.04 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 165 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($3,984) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,632) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newton County, MO was $162,900 in 2022, which is 0.578 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $137,700 to $162,900, a 18.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Newton County, MO is 74.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Newton County, MO have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newton County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Newton County, MO is $60,313. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Newton County, MO was Census Tract 206.01 with a value of $76,353, followed by Census Tract 205.01 and Census Tract 205.02, with respective values of $71,898 and $68,587.

In 2022, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newton County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.73%.

Property

$162,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,534
$16,342
Median Property Taxes
±$806

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newton County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Newton County, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.3%
Homeownership
2022
64.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.3% of the housing units in Newton County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 206.01
  2. Census Tract 205.01
  3. Census Tract 205.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newton County, MO was Census Tract 206.01 with a value of $76,353, followed by Census Tract 205.01 and Census Tract 205.02, with respective values of $71,898 and $68,587.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Newton County, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$60,313
Median Household Income
± $3,791
22k
Number of Households
± 1,007

In 2022, the median household income of the 22k households in Newton County, MO grew to $60,313 from the previous year's value of $55,820.

The following chart displays the households in Newton County, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newton County, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (11.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.95%)

In 2022, 79.6% of workers in Newton County, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.3%) and those who worked at home (6.95%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton County, MO have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.19% of the workforce in Newton County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newton County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newton County, MO have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newton County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.73%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton County, MO (8.62k out of 57.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newton County, MO is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.6% of the children was living in poverty in Newton County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 255 in Newton County, MO. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 21.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.6% of the population of Newton County, MO has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Newton County, MO see N/A patients per year on average, which represents a NaNN% change from the previous year (N/A patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4871 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2541 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

N/A to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Newton County, MO

Primary care physicians in Newton County, MO see an average of N/A patients per year. This represents a NaNN% change from the previous year (N/A patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Newton County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.2% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.4%
Uninsured
42.4%
Employer Coverage
15.5%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
2.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newton County, MO declined by 2.09% from 13.7% to 13.4%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 52.4 in Newton County, MO.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.6% in Newton County, MO.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.7% in Newton County, MO.

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