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Welcome to Newton ...

The city of Newton is located in Newton County.

When the people of Newton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Newtonian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Newton has a population of 3,219 people<2> (see below for details).

Newton is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Newton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Newton: (601) and (769)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Newton had a population of 3,373 people (which is 15.53% of the total population of Newton County). This makes Newton the county's most populous community.

The population of Newton represents 0.11% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 78th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,373 people, the population of Newton decreased 8.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,699 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Newton had an population of 3,219 people. This is a decrease of 4.57% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.98% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Newton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Newton and not the distance if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Chunky   [Map]   321   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Decatur   [Map]   1,758   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Forest   [Map]   5,655   W   18 miles [29 km]
Hickory   [Map]   517   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lake   [Map]   322   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Louin   [Map]   269   S   18 miles [29 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Newton.

Communities Also Named Newton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 50 communities that are also named Newton - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, British Columbia, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana (2), Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (3), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Newton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Newton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Newton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Newton. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Newton:

Websites for Newton ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Newton ...

Looking for more information about Newton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Newton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Newton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People are finding Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Newton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Newton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Newton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Newton.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Newton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance from Newton. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Newton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Newton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Newton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Newton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3296, Longitude: -89.1534     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Newton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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