Newton, TX Population

Population: 2,459. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,351 (-4.4% change)
Males: 1,387 (56.4%), Females: 1,072 (43.6%)

Newton County

Zip code: 75966

Median resident age: 33.1 years
Median household income: $26,667
Median house value: $51,200

Races in Newton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (54.2%)
  • Black (31.6%)
  • Hispanic (12.3%)
  • Other race (6.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian Indian (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (16.2%), English (6.0%), Irish (5.2%), French (4.4%), German (2.5%), Subsaharan African (1.7%).

Elevation: 182 feet

Land area: 5.5 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Newton

  • High school or higher: 73.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newton city

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 7.1%
  • Widowed: 5.1%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +514 (+26.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Newton:

  • CHRISTUS JASPER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; JASPER, TX)
  • DICKERSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 21 miles; JASPER, TX)
  • SABINE COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 34 miles; HEMPHILL, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newton:

  • POLK AAF (about 42 miles; FORT POLK, LA; Abbreviation: POE)
  • CHENNAULT INTL (about 62 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Abbreviation: CWF)
  • LAKE CHARLES REGIONAL (about 63 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Abbreviation: LCH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Newton:

  • NEWTON MUNI (about 3 miles; NEWTON, TX; Abbreviation: 61R)
  • KIRBYVILLE (about 19 miles; KIRBYVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: T12)
  • JASPER COUNTY-BELL FIELD (about 20 miles; JASPER, TX; Abbreviation: JAS)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newton:

  • MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 50 miles; LAKE CHARLES, LA; Full-time enrollment: 6,460)
  • LAMAR UNIVERSITY-BEAUMONT (about 63 miles; BEAUMONT, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,888)
  • NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA (about 78 miles; NATCHITOCHES, LA; Full-time enrollment: 7,710)
  • ANGELINA COLLEGE (about 78 miles; LUFKIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,773)
  • STEPHEN F AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 83 miles; NACOGDOCHES, TX; Full-time enrollment: 10,217)
  • LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY-SHREVEPORT (about 104 miles; SHREVEPORT, LA; Full-time enrollment: 3,059)
  • LEE COLLEGE (about 112 miles; BAYTOWN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,099)

Schools

Public high school in Newton:

  • NEWTON H S (Students: 375; Location: 414 N MAIN STEET; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Newton:

  • NEWTON EL (Students: 633; Location: 414 N MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • NEWTON MIDDLE (Students: 300; Location: 414 N MAIN ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • NEWTON CO SP ED CO-OP (Location: 414 N MAIN ST; Grades: PK – 12)

Libraries

Library in Newton:

  • NEWTON COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $82,490; Location: 212 HIGH ST; 12,685 books; 1,330 audio materials; 693 video materials; 27 serial subscriptions)