Newton, Georgia

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Newton is a city in Baker County, Georgia, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 851. The city is the county seat of Baker County[3].



Newton is located at 31°19′0″N 84°20′22″W / 31.316667°N 84.33944°W / 31.316667; -84.33944 (31.316804, -84.339549)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), of which, 2.9 square miles (7.5 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (3.64%) is water.


According to the census of 2000, there were 851 people, 320 households, and 228 families residing in the city. The population density was 292.7 people per square mile (112.9/km²). There were 346 housing units at an average density of 119.0/sq mi (45.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 43.60% White, 53.94% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.94% from other races, and 1.41% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.00% of the population.

There were 320 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 28.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 25.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.66 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 17.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 81.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,563, and the median income for a family was $27,386. Males had a median income of $30,417 compared to $17,885 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,832, and About 27.4% of families and 28.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.3% of those under age 18 and 18.6% of those age 65 or over.

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