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Newton, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Newton had a population of 1,562 as of July 1, 2023. Newton ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Newton is located at latitude 31.3352 and longitude -85.6052 in Dale County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Newton encompass a land area of 14.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Dale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6).

The Town of Newton has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Newton is located within Newton-Midland City Division of Dale County.

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Newton, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2023)


Total Population 1,562 (100%)
Population in Households 1,562 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,267 (81.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 110
Diversity Index2 35


Median Household Income $59,767
Average Household Income $79,839
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $33,326
Wealth Index5 63
Socioeconomic Status Index6 Moderate (51.2)


Total HU (Housing Units) 746 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 491 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 94 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $102,660
Average Home Value $160,438
Housing Affordability Index3 255


Total Households 652
Average Household Size 2.40
Family Households 418
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.
  6. The Socioeconomic Index ranges from zero (lowest relative status) to 100 (highest relative status). This measure quantifies disparities in social position of an area's inhabitants and is built from a broad range of demographic, housing, and socioeconomic inputs. More information on this measure can be found in Esri's SEI tutorial.


2020-2023 2023-2028
Population -0.87% -0.04%
Households 0.05% 0.27%
Families   0.00%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.79%
Owner Occupied HU   0.32%

Newton, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newton to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2023 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 259 56th
Population Density # 445 25th
Median Household Income # 147 75th
Housing Affordability Index # 572 96th
Per Capita Income # 158 74th
Diversity Index # 367 38th

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