Newton County, AR

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2022 Population
7,243
1.36% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
48.7
0.412% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.4%
10.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,699
18.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$160,500
9.04% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Newton County, AR had a population of 7.24k people with a median age of 48.7 and a median household income of $50,699. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Newton County, AR declined from 7,343 to 7,243, a −1.36% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,817 to $50,699, a 18.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (92%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.63%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.21%), White (Hispanic) (0.966%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.856%).

None of the households in Newton County, AR 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.

99.9% of the residents in Newton County, AR are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Newton County, AR was $160,500, and the homeownership rate was 74.8%.

Most people in Newton County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton County, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Newton County, AR is home to a population of 7.24k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.925% of Newton County, AR residents were born outside of the country (67 people).

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.66k people) in Newton County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 335 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 88 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
99.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Newton County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Newton County, AR was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.66k ± 72
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    335 ± 127
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    88 ± 74
1.82%
Hispanic Population
132 people

In 2022, there were 19.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.66k people) in Newton County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 335 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 88 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.82% of the people in Newton County, AR are hispanic (132 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.925%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
67 people
0.953%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
70 people

As of 2022, 0.925% of Newton County, AR residents (67 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, AR was 0.953%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    292 ± 88
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    145 ± 86
  3. Korea
    66 ± 52

Newton County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Newton County, AR employs 2.9k people. The largest industries in Newton County, AR are Manufacturing (529 people), Construction (421 people), and Retail Trade (396 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($67,672), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,712), and Utilities ($46,333).

Occupations

2.9k
2022 Value
± 362
8.66%
1 Year growth
± 16.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newton County, AR grew at a rate of 8.66%, from 2.67k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newton County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (355 people), Production Occupations (349 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (309 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newton County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.9k
2022 Value
± 362
8.66%
1 Year growth
± 16.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newton County, AR grew at a rate of 8.66%, from 2.67k employees to 2.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton County, AR, are Manufacturing (529 people), Construction (421 people), and Retail Trade (396 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Newton County, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,324
Median earning men ± $9,064
$30,091
Median earning women ± $2,983

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,413), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,028), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($46,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,141), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($35,000), and Manufacturing ($34,444).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% 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 8.69%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 50
    Manufacturing
  2. 21
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 19
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Newton County, AR went to Donald J. Trump with 79.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.7%), followed by Other (1.85%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

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

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% 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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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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, AR was $160,500 in 2022, which is 0.569 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $147,200 to $160,500, a 9.04% increase. The homeownership rate in Newton County, AR is 74.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Newton County, AR have an average commute time of 33.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newton County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$160,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,849
$2,172
Median Property Taxes
±$268

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, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

74.8%
Homeownership
2022
71.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.8% of the housing units in Newton County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1801
  2. Census Tract 1802

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

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Household Income

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$50,699
Median Household Income
± $7,025
2.91k
Number of Households
± 325

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.91k households in Newton County, AR grew to $50,699 from the previous year's value of $42,817.

The following chart displays the households in Newton County, AR 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, AR is from Arkansas.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (75.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.2%)
  3. Carpooled (6.54%)

In 2022, 75.7% of workers in Newton County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.2%) and those who carpooled to work (6.54%).

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

33.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton County, AR have a longer commute time (33.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.51% of the workforce in Newton County, AR 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, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newton County, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton County, AR (814 out of 7.17k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Males < 5.

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

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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Health

93.9% of the population of Newton County, AR has health coverage, with 36% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 20.5% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 2.79% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 14.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.11%
Uninsured
36%
Employer Coverage
23.7%
Medicaid
20.5%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
2.79%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newton County, AR grew by 6.64% from 5.73% to 6.11%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 36% in Newton County, AR.

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