Newton county is located close to the center of Mississippi. Newton county has 578.10 square miles of land area and 1.50 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Newton county population is 21,671, which has shrunk 0.76% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 4.91% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Newton county median household income is $38,265 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 33.17% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 25.96% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Newton county median house value is $71,800 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 32.23% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 41.18% 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 better than the state average in quality. The Newton county area code is 601.
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