Newton County, MO

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Population

58,237

0.858% decline

Poverty Rate

12.9%


Median Age

39.4


Median Household Income

$46,723

5.06% growth

Number of Employees

27,120

2.99% growth

Median Property Value

$118,200

5.07% growth

About

In 2017, Newton County, MO had a population of 58.2k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $46,723. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Newton County, MO declined from 58,741 to 58,237, a -0.858% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,474 to $46,723, a 5.06% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.5%), White (Hispanic) (4.23%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.85%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.29%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.32%). N/A% of the people in Newton County, MO speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newton County, MO are Crowder College (1,161 degrees awarded in 2017) and Neosho Beauty College (16 degrees).

The median property value in Newton County, MO is $118,200, and the homeownership rate is 71.6%. Most people in Newton County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Newton County, MO is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Newton County, MO employs 27.1k people. The largest industries in Newton County, MO are Manufacturing (4,755 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,945 people), and Retail Trade (3,228 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,968), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,500), and Finance & Insurance ($40,625).

Median household income in Newton County, MO is $46,723. Males in Newton County, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Newton County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,723

2017 value

± $1,654

5.06%

1 Year Growth

± 5.08%

Households in Newton County, MO have a median annual income of $46,723, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,474 in 2016, which represents a 5.06% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Missouri by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newton County, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 205.01

  2. Census Tract 206.01

  3. Census Tract 204

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newton County, MO was Census Tract 205.01 with a value of $61,475, followed by Census Tract 206.01 and Census Tract 204, with respective values of $60,643 and $51,017.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newton County, MO (7.39k out of 57.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    6,549 ± 557

  2. Hispanic

    996 ± 220

  3. Native American

    224 ± 136

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Newton County, MO is White, followed by Hispanic 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

27.1k

2017 Value

± 1,112

2.99%

1 Year growth

± 5.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newton County, MO grew at a rate of 2.99%, from 26.3k employees to 27.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newton County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,308 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,056 people), and Production Occupations (2,805 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newton County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newton County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,308 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,056 people), and Production Occupations (2,805 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Newton County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.44 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.78 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newton County, MO, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,139), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($60,202), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,074).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.1k

2017 Value

± 1,112

2.99%

1 Year growth

± 5.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newton County, MO grew at a rate of 2.99%, from 26.3k employees to 27.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newton County, MO, are Manufacturing (4,755 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,945 people), and Retail Trade (3,228 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newton County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Newton County, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Newton County, MO, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,755 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,945 people), and Retail Trade (3,228 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Newton County, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.51 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.73 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newton County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($65,968), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,500), and Finance & Insurance ($40,625).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.4B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $24.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($24.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$299B

2020 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

44.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $299B. This is expected to increase 44.9% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.5B

  2. $14.6B

  3. $10.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $35.5B, followed by Kansas with $14.6B and Texas and $10.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

86.4% of the population of Newton County, MO has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 11.7% on Medicaid, 13.2% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 2.03% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Newton County, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Newton County, MO see 0.0006094429991208017 patients per year on average, which represents a 100% decrease from the previous year (61 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4891 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3089 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Newton County, MO see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 100% decrease from the previous year (61 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

13.6%

Uninsured

45.7%

Employer Coverage

11.7%

Medicaid

13.2%

Medicare

13.8%

Non-Group

2.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newton County, MO declined by 10.7% from 15.2% to 13.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newton County, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Newton County, MO is home to a population of 58.2k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.61% of Newton County, MO residents were born outside of the country (2.1k people).

In 2017, there were 20.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.4k people) in Newton County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.46k White (Hispanic) and 1.66k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Newton County, MO was 39.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Newton County, MO are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Newton County, MO residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.61%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.1k people

3.73%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.19k people

As of 2017, 3.61% of Newton County, MO residents (2.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Newton County, MO was 3.73%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Newton County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Newton County, MO was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newton County, MO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    50.4k ± 55

  2. White (Hispanic)

    2.46k ± 230

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    1.66k ± 239

In 2017, there were 20.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (50.4k people) in Newton County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.46k White (Hispanic) and 1.66k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,684 ± 221

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    652 ± 180

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    567 ± 135

Newton County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Newton County, MO awarded 1,177 degrees. The student population of Newton County, MO is skewed towards women, with 1,832 male students and 3,171 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newton County, MO are White (857 and 73.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (128 and 11%), Black or African American (59 and 5.05%), and Unknown (49 and 4.2%).

The largest universities in Newton County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Crowder College (1,161 and 98.6%) and Neosho Beauty College (16 and 1.36%).

The most popular majors in Newton County, MO are General Studies (351 and 29.8%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (289 and 24.6%), and Registered Nursing (94 and 7.99%).

The median tuition costs in Newton County, MO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 351 degrees awarded

  2. 94 degrees awarded

  3. 86 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Newton County, MO was General Studies with 351 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,161 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Newton County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Crowder College with 1,161 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

564

Degrees Awarded to Men

613

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 564 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newton County, MO, which is 0.92 times less than the 613 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    857 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    128 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    59 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Newton County, MO were to White students. These 857 degrees mean that there were 6.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 128 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newton County, MO was $118,200 in 2017, which is 0.515 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,500 to $118,200, a 5.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Newton County, MO is 71.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Newton County, MO have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newton County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$118,200

2017 Median

± $5,219

$112,500

2016 Median

± $4,098

In 2017, the median property value in Newton County, MO grew to to $118,200 from the previous year's value of $112,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Newton County, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newton County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$46,723

Median Household Income

± $1,654

22.2k

Number of Households

± 926

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.2k households in Newton County, MO grew to $46,723 from the previous year's value of $44,474.

The following chart displays the households in Newton County, MO 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Newton County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newton County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.6%

2017 Homeownership

70.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.6% of the housing units in Newton County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Newton County, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newton County, MO have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Newton County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Newton County, MO was Drove Alone (81.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.8%) and those who Worked At Home (5.03%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Newton County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Newton County, MO have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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