Newton county is located in northwest Arkansas. Newton county has 820.90 square miles of land area and 2.29 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Newton county population is 8,131, which has shrunk 5.54% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 10.24% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Newton county median household income is $32,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 31.28% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 28.22% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Newton county median house value is $72,400 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 44.51% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 49.31% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Newton county is close to the state average in quality. The Newton county area code is 870.
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