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Newton, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Newton had a population of 650 as of July 1, 2016. Newton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newton is located at latitude 31.3168 and longitude -84.3395 in Baker County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Baker County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 141 feet.

The City of Newton (GNIS ID: 2404375) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Newton is located within Newton Division of Baker County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Newton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Newton, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 650
Population in Households 650
Population in Familes 520
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 223
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 263
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 158 (48.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 105 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $64,338
Average Home Value $94,497


Median Household Income $37,444
Average Household Income $48,803
Per Capita Income $19,363
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.12%
Households 0.0% -0.08%
Families 0.9% -0.24%
Median Household Income   -0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Newton, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 418 33rd
Population Density1 # 492 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 130 79th
Median Household Income # 321 49th
Per Capita Income # 319 49th

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