Demographics

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Emsi Population Demographics (Q1 2020)


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The demographic data above was provided by Emsi and is compiled from several sources using a specialized process. Sources include annual population estimates and population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau, and birth and mortality rates from the U.S. Health Department, and data from the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Labor and Economic Analysis Division. Due to a lack of source data at the zip code level, Esmi's zip code-level estimates can be less accurate when looking at a small number of zip codes. This is especially likely to occur in rural areas. 

U.S. Census Bureau Data (2010)
Median resident age: 38.1 years

Median household income: $35,285

Median value of owner-occupied housing units: $102,500

Races in Newton:
White Non-Hispanic (67.9%)
Black (13.9%)
Hispanic (12.9%)
Asian alone (3.3%)
Two or more races (2.6%)
American Indian (0.4%)

For population 25 years and older in Newton:
High school or higher: 75.40%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
Mean travel time to work: 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and older in Newton city:
Never married: 23.00%
Now married: 53.40%
Separated: 4.70%
Widowed: 10.00%
Divorced: 8.90%

Industries providing employment:
Manufacturing (38%)
Retail trade (11%)
Construction (9%)
Other services, except public administration (9%)
Wholesale trade (5%)
Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Educational, health and social services (13.30%)

Community Resources
Hospitals and medical centers near Newton:
Catawba Valley Medical Center, Hickory, NC
Frye Regional Medial Center, Hickory, NC
Lincoln Medical Center, Lincolnton, NC

Airports nearest to Newton:
Hickory Regional, Hickory, NC (HKY)
Charlotte Douglas International, Charlotte, NC (CLT)
Smith Reynolds, Winston-Salem, NC (INT)

Colleges and universities with more than 2,000 students nearest to Newton:
Catawba Valley Community College (Hickory, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,052)
Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,700)
Gaston College (Dallas, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,473)
Central Piedmont Community College (Charlotte, NC; Full-time enrollment: 7,967)
Gardner-Webb University (Boiling Springs, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,563)
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC; Full-time enrollment: 13,706)
Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC; Full-time enrollment: 4,976)
Appalachian State University (Boone, NC; Full-time enrollment: 12,245)