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Time Zone: Newton County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Covington is the Seat for Newton County.

Newton County was founded in 1821. Newton was created by taking area from Henry, and 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 last Census (which gave a population of 62,001 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Newton represented 0.76% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 29th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

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
200062,001The Last Census

More information can be found on the Newton County Census Page for Newton County.


Below are some of the communities located in Newton County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Newton County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Covington   15,31511,54732.63% increase  
Social Circle   4,8563,37943.71% increase  
Oxford   2,5551,89235.04% increase  
Porterdale   1,8411,28143.72% increase  
Newborn   80452054.6% increase  

Websites for Newton County

Official Website:   www.co.newton.ga.us/

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<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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