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Newton County, AR


Micropolitan Statistical Area: Harrison, AR
Designated Market Area: Springfield, MO-AR
USDA County Type (2015): Farming, Low Employment, Persistent Poverty
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Evangelical Hubs

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2022 population: 7,078   ( 1,252 from 2010)
Land area: 821.1 square miles
Population density: 8.6 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:6,527 92.22% 17.3%
Black:320.45% 540.0%
Indian:961.36% 14.3%
Asian:360.51% 56.5%
2+ races:1972.78% 10.1%
Hispanic:1902.68% 34.8%
Total non-White:5517.78% 26.4%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:130 9.0
Deaths:31721.9
Net Migration: 433.0
Net Immigration: 00.0
Change in White population:-1,367 -16.4
Change in Non-White pop.:115 1.4




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
8,330
7,89494.77%
50.06%
841.01%
230.28%
1792.15%
1411.69%
4365.23%

2000
8,608
8,33396.81%
120.14%
460.53%
150.17%
971.13%
931.08%
2753.19%

1990
7,666
7,59999.13%
00.00%
510.67%
40.05%
n/a
120.16%
670.87%

1980
7,756
7,63198.39%
280.36%
250.32%
20.03%
n/a
700.90%
1251.61%

1970
5,844
5,80899.38%
270.46%
60.10%
30.05%
n/a
00.00%
36 0.62%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
794 9.2
8239.6
-352-4.1
130.2
-439 -5.1
161 1.9
1990's
NumberRate
900 11.7
77510.1
5156.7
170.2
734 9.6
208 2.7
1980's
NumberRate
1,074 13.8
703 9.1
-412 -5.3
n/a
-32 -0.4
-58 -0.7
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
1,394 23.9
n/a
1,823 31.2
89 1.5

Age, Family & Household Data for Newton County, AR

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
48.7
1,408 19.9%
5,670 80.1%
1,931 27.3%
2,905
2.47
1,919 66.1%
1,584 82.5%
93 4.8%
986 33.9%

2010
NumberPercent
46.0
1,736 20.8%
6,594 79.2%
1,701 20.4%
3,571
2.32
2,383 66.7%
1,963 82.4%
129 5.4%
1,188 33.3%

2000
NumberPercent
39.8
2,147 24.9%
6,461 75.1%
1,275 14.8%
3,517
2.43
2,524 71.8%
2,129 84.4%
163 6.5%
993 28.2%

1990
NumberPercent
35.8
2,167 28.3%
5,499 71.7%
1,155 15.1%
2,802
2.72
2,188 78.1%
1,946 88.9%
89 4.1%
614 21.9%

1980
NumberPercent
31.7
2,311 29.8%
5,445 70.2%
1,032 13.3%
2,688
2.88
2,217 82.5%
2,066 93.2%
44 2.0%
471 17.5%

2022 Housing Data for Newton County, AR

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units4,124 
Median Value$160,500 
Occupied2,90570.4%
Vacant1,21929.6%
Owned2,17274.8%
Rented73325.2%
Median Rent$577 
Single-Family Units3,35881.4%
    Detached3,35581.4%
    Attached30.1%
Buldings with 5+ Units1323.2%
Mobile Homes51012.4%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Newton County, AR

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,000842.9%
$10,000 to $14,9991595.5%
$15,000 to $19,9992037.0%
$20,000 to $24,9991926.6%
$25,000 to $29,9992408.3%
$30,000 to $34,9991575.4%
$35,000 to $39,9991605.5%
$40,000 to $44,9991575.4%
$45,000 to $49,999842.9%
$50,000 to $59,9992006.9%
$60,000 to $74,9992809.6%
$75,000 to $99,99952918.2%
$100,000 to $124,9992528.7%
$125,000 to $149,9991244.3%
$150,000 to $199,999391.3%
$200,000 or more451.5%
Median Household Income50,699 
Per Capita Income26,544 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state96 
Compared to U.S.74 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI1756.0%
Public Assistance792.7%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps36112.4%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed2,60063.5%
Unemployed1122.7%
In Armed Forces120.3%
Total Labor Force2,72466.5%
Not in Labor Force1,37333.5%
Real Unemployment Rate 36.2%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector1,00175756.9%
Non-Profit375739.4%
Self-Employed33813271.9%
Local Government12812850.0%
State Government14714750.0%
Federal Government121152.2%
Total Private + Self1,33988960.1%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.32434348.6%
Total1,6631,23257.4%
Pct. Govt.19.8%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts2378.2%
Sales and Office Occupations62821.7%
Professional, Technical42914.8%
Service Occupations50417.4%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing341.2%
All others1,10038.0%
White Collar 44.7%
Industry
 Number%
Manufacturing52918.3%
Construction42114.5%
Retail trade39613.7%
Health care and social assistance2659.1%
Accommodation and food services2307.9%
Educational services2207.6%
Transportation and warehousing1886.5%
Public administration1394.8%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting943.2%
Other services732.5%
Finance and insurance712.4%
Professional, scientific, technical642.2%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.632.2%
Information572.0%
Utilities481.7%
Real estate and rental and leasing341.2%
Wholesale trade60.2%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Newton County, AR

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican1051.45%
Puerto Rican00.00%
Cuban00.00%
Dominican00.00%
Total Central American190.26%
Costa Rican00.00%
Guatemalan00.00%
Honduran00.00%
Nicaraguan00.00%
Panamanian00.00%
Salvadoran190.26%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American00.00%
Argentinean00.00%
Bolivian00.00%
Chilean00.00%
Colombian00.00%
Ecuadorian00.00%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian00.00%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic80.11%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English6,84798.9%
Other Indo-European390.6%
French, Haitian, Cajun160.2%
Other120.2%
Spanish70.1%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
English79711.0%
German78910.9%
Irish7069.7%
American5427.5%
French2042.8%
Scottish1211.7%
British1011.4%
Polish861.2%
Bermudan711.0%
Dutch West Indian680.9%
Italian650.9%
Danish640.9%
Scotch-Irish620.9%
Swiss440.6%
Welsh410.6%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen7,23599.9%
Not a citizen80.1%
Native7,17699.1%
Foreign-born670.9%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Newton County, AR

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
199 3.8%590 11.3%1,943 37.1%1,730 33.0%494 9.4%280 5.3%
  Average years of education: 12.7
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 199 3.8%
9-12 Years 590 11.3%
H.S. Grad or GED 1,943 37.1%
Some College 1,730 33.0%
Bach. Degree 494 9.4%
Grad Degree 280 5.3%
Average years of education: 12.7

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Newton County, AR

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 2,981 2,743 238 8.0% 6.8%
1991 2,948 2,689 259 8.8% 7.3%
1992 2,866 2,691 175 6.1% 7.0%
1993 2,946 2,774 172 5.8% 6.1%
1994 2,980 2,785 195 6.5% 5.4%
1995 3,002 2,835 167 5.6% 4.9%
1996 2,926 2,736 190 6.5% 5.2%
1997 3,038 2,777 261 8.6% 5.1%
1998 2,974 2,751 223 7.5% 5.1%
1999 2,987 2,811 176 5.9% 4.5%
2000 3,761 3,601 160 4.3% 4.2%
2001 3,645 3,453 192 5.3% 4.8%
2002 3,623 3,424 199 5.5% 5.3%
2003 3,648 3,440 208 5.7% 5.8%
2004 3,578 3,362 216 6.0% 5.6%
2005 3,565 3,383 182 5.1% 5.3%
2006 3,558 3,372 186 5.2% 5.2%
2007 3,473 3,294 179 5.2% 5.4%
2008 3,458 3,263 195 5.6% 5.4%
2009 3,446 3,175 271 7.9% 7.7%
2010 3,788 3,536 252 6.7% 7.9%
2011 3,785 3,515 270 7.1% 7.9%
2012 3,644 3,387 257 7.1% 7.3%
2013 3,511 3,274 237 6.8% 7.1%
2014 3,388 3,195 193 5.7% 5.9%
2015 3,409 3,246 163 4.8% 5.0%
2016 3,417 3,284 133 3.9% 4.0%
2017 3,327 3,205 122 3.7% 3.7%
2018 3,303 3,193 110 3.3% 3.7%
2019 3,322 3,206 116 3.5% 3.5%
2020 3,246 3,084 162 5.0% 6.1%
2021 3,178 3,078 100 3.1% 4.1%
2022 3,204 3,108 96 3.0% 3.3%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com