Newton County, GA

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2022 Population
113,298
1.83% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.4
0.274% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
1.39% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,732
9.21% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$200,300
19.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
52,737
1.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Newton County, GA had a population of 113k people with a median age of 36.4 and a median household income of $70,732. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Newton County, GA grew from 111,262 to 113,298, a 1.83% increase and its median household income grew from $64,767 to $70,732, a 9.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (46.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (42.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.44%), White (Hispanic) (2.7%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.72%).

None of the households in Newton County, GA 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.

96.7% of the residents in Newton County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newton County, GA are Emory University-Oxford College (441 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Newton County, GA was $200,300, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Newton County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 37.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Newton County, GA is home to a population of 113k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.03% of Newton County, GA residents were born outside of the country (6.83k people).

In 2022, there were 1.1 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.6k people) in Newton County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.7%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.7% of Newton County, GA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Newton County, GA was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    52.6k ± 902
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    47.8k ± 337
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.9k ± 956
6.31%
Hispanic Population
7.15k people

In 2022, there were 1.1 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.6k people) in Newton County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 47.8k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.31% of the people in Newton County, GA are hispanic (7.15k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.03%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.83k people
5.71%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.35k people

As of 2022, 6.03% of Newton County, GA residents (6.83k 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, GA was 5.71%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,914 ± 456
  2. Vietnam
    1,868 ± 310
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,523 ± 373

Newton County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Newton County, GA employs 52.7k people. The largest industries in Newton County, GA are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,957 people), Manufacturing (6,894 people), and Retail Trade (6,137 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,471), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($62,813), and Information ($61,094).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

52.7k
2022 Value
± 2,399
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 6.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newton County, GA grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 51.9k employees to 52.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newton County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,408 people), Management Occupations (4,865 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,927 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newton County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.7k
2022 Value
± 2,399
1.57%
1 Year growth
± 6.47%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Newton County, GA grew at a rate of 1.57%, from 51.9k employees to 52.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton County, GA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,957 people), Manufacturing (6,894 people), and Retail Trade (6,137 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Newton County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,708
Median earning men ± $2,752
$35,566
Median earning women ± $2,683

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($101,705), Public Administration ($78,272), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($75,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($64,111), Wholesale Trade ($58,563), and Information ($56,641).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% 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 11.9%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 508
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 370
    Manufacturing
  3. 313
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Newton County, GA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.06%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

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 Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 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 Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Newton County, GA awarded 441 degrees. The student population of Newton County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 494 male students and 554 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newton County, GA are Asian (144 and 39.1%), followed by White (123 and 33.4%), Hispanic or Latino (39 and 10.6%), and Black or African American (30 and 8.15%).

The largest universities in Newton County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Emory University-Oxford College (441 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Newton County, GA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (441 and 100%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2022 in Newton County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 15%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 14%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,048 (47.1% men and 52.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,048 students enrolled in Newton County, GA, 47.1% men and 52.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 332 records, of which 50.6% were women and 49.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
441 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Newton County, GA was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 441 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
441 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Emory University-Oxford College with 441 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 199 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newton County, GA, which is 0.822 times less than the 242 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Asian students. These 144 degrees mean that there were 1.17 times more degrees awarded to Asian students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 123 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($57,120) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($828) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($1,250) 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, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

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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 (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newton County, GA was $200,300 in 2022, which is 0.711 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $167,300 to $200,300, a 19.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Newton County, GA is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Newton County, GA have an average commute time of 37.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Newton County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Newton County, GA is $70,732. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Newton County, GA was Census Tract 1002.02 with a value of $96,473, followed by Census Tract 1009.02 and Census Tract 1006, with respective values of $64,750 and $61,250.

In 2022, 17.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newton County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.54%.

Property

$200,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,391
$28,958
Median Property Taxes
±$1,583

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, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2022
70.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.6% of the housing units in Newton County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1002.02
  2. Census Tract 1009.02
  3. Census Tract 1006

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newton County, GA was Census Tract 1002.02 with a value of $96,473, followed by Census Tract 1009.02 and Census Tract 1006, with respective values of $64,750 and $61,250.

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

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Household Income

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$70,732
Median Household Income
± $2,582
39.9k
Number of Households
± 1,923

In 2022, the median household income of the 39.9k households in Newton County, GA grew to $70,732 from the previous year's value of $64,767.

The following chart displays the households in Newton County, GA 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, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.91%)
  3. Carpooled (8.99%)

In 2022, 76.4% of workers in Newton County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.91%) and those who carpooled to work (8.99%).

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Commute Time

37.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton County, GA have a longer commute time (37.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 7.6% of the workforce in Newton County, GA 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, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newton County, GA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 17.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Newton County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.54%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton County, GA (14.9k out of 112k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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, 21.4% of the children was living in poverty in Newton County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 396 in Newton County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 18 per 100,000 population.

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Health

86.4% of the population of Newton County, GA has health coverage, with 46.2% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Newton County, GA see 3991 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.67% increase from the previous year (3777 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5665 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 994 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,991 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Newton County, GA

Primary care physicians in Newton County, GA see an average of 3,991 patients per year. This represents a 5.67% increase from the previous year (3,777 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.5% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.6%
Uninsured
46.2%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
11.6%
Non-Group
1.79%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newton County, GA grew by 1.83% from 13.4% to 13.6%.

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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 68.9 in Newton County, GA.

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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 37.3% in Newton County, GA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 16.7% in Newton County, GA.

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