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The 2000 Census showed that Newton County had a population of 62,001 people. This represented 0.76% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 29th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Newton had a population of 99,944 people. This is an increase of 61.2% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
200999,944+61.2%+1.58% since 2008
200898,385+58.68%+2.76% since 2007
200795,739+54.42%+5.61% since 2006
200690,657+46.22%+5.84% since 2005
200585,657+38.15%+6.21% since 2004
200480,650+30.08%+6.54% since 2003
200375,699+22.09%+6.26% since 2002
200271,239+14.9%+6.42% since 2001
200166,941+7.97%+7.97% since 2000
200062,001The Last Census

Newton County had 23,033 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Newton County has a total area<3> of 279.2 square miles [723 km²]. Of this total, 276.4 square miles [715 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (0.99%) being water (2.76 square miles [7.14 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Newton County had a population density of 224.3 people per square mile [86.6 people/km²], making it the state's 26th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Newton County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Newton and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Newton County QuickFact (QF-13217).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Newton County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Newton County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
ButtsQF-13035   S24,39219,52224.95%
HenryQF-13151   W195,370119,34163.71%
JasperQF-13159   SE13,95311,42622.12%
MorganQF-13211   E18,76115,45721.38%
RockdaleQF-13247   NW84,56970,11120.62%
WaltonQF-13297   NE87,31160,68743.87%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Newton. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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