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Newton County,Mo Homocide dispatch traffic
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Roundabout at U.S. Route 60 & Missouri Route 43 in Newton County, Mo.
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Newton County Office of Economic Development - This is happening. Now.
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On Patrol with Newton County Sheriff's Office
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Tax Lien Newton County MO
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Alligator Captured in SW Missouri
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East Newton wins the 2016 3A District 12 championship
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May 10th Newton County Tornado Heroes Video-Part 1
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Published: 2008/09/29
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Tour of Newton County tornado damage
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Newton County Youth Fair, 2013
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Joplinites Volunteer for Neosho/Newton County!
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Jasper & Newton County Skywarn Nets
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Trail Riding in Newton County
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Shoal Creek flooding Granby,MO 04252011
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Court Reporter Newton County, MO (866) 357-1796 Missouri
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Donald "Buzz Ball" for Newton County Presiding Commissioner
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Nice Rides # 7, Old Scenic Highway, Neosho, Missouri
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Dozens of dogs taken from hoarder in southwest Missouri
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Recycling Project by Newton County 4-H Teens
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Rob Brown - Newton County Farm Bureau
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Newton County, Missouri
Newton County MO Courthouse 20151022-113.jpg
Newton County Courthouse in Neosho
Map of Missouri highlighting Newton County
Location in the U.S. state of Missouri
Map of the United States highlighting Missouri
Missouri's location in the U.S.
Founded December 15, 1838
Seat Neosho
Largest city Neosho
Area
 • Total 627 sq mi (1,624 km2)
 • Land 625 sq mi (1,619 km2)
 • Water 1.8 sq mi (5 km2), 0.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 58,615
 • Density 93/sq mi (36/km²)
Congressional district 7th
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.newtoncountymo.com

Newton County is a county located in the southwest portion of the U.S. state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 58,114.[1] Its county seat is Neosho.[2] The county was organized in 1838 and is named in honor of John Newton, a hero who fought in the Revolutionary War.[3]

Newton County is part of the Joplin, MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

View of the Newton County Courthouse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 627 square miles (1,620 km2), of which 625 square miles (1,620 km2) is land and 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2) (0.3%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Lakes[edit]

Total lake area: 2,573 acres (10.4 km2)

  • Newtonia Lake
  • Thurman Lake

Rivers & creeks[edit]

Total river area: 361 acres (1.5 km2); length: 70 miles (110 km)

  • Baynham Branch
  • Buffalo Creek
  • Center Creek
  • Clear Creek
  • Dry Valley Branch
  • Elm Spring Creek
  • Five Mile Creek
  • Harrison Creek
  • Hickory Creek
  • Clear Creek
  • Indian Creek
  • Shoal Creek
  • Jacobs Creek
  • Lost Creek
  • Mason Spring Creek
  • Middle Creek
  • Rock Creek
  • Silver Creek
  • Warren Creek
  • Willow Creek

Major highways[edit]

National protected area[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 8,790
1850 4,268 −51.4%
1860 9,319 118.3%
1870 12,821 37.6%
1880 18,947 47.8%
1890 22,108 16.7%
1900 27,001 22.1%
1910 27,136 0.5%
1920 24,886 −8.3%
1930 26,959 8.3%
1940 29,039 7.7%
1950 28,240 −2.8%
1960 30,093 6.6%
1970 32,901 9.3%
1980 40,555 23.3%
1990 44,445 9.6%
2000 52,636 18.4%
2010 58,114 10.4%
Est. 2016 58,694 [5] 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2015[1]

As of the census of 2000, there were 52,636 people, 20,140 households, and 14,742 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 people per square mile (33.75/km²). There were 21,897 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 93.26% White, 0.59% Black or African American, 2.23% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.28% Pacific Islander, 1.12% from other races, and 2.20% from two or more races. 2.18% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 20,140 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,041, and the median income for a family was $40,616. Males had a median income of $30,057 versus $21,380 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,502. About 8.10% of families and 11.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

  • East Newton County R-VI School DistrictGranby
    • Granby Elementary School (K–04)
    • Triway Elementary School (K–04) – Stella
    • Granby Junior High School (05–08)
    • Triway Junior High School (05–08)
    • East Newton County High School (09–12)
  • Diamond R-IV School DistrictDiamond
    • Diamond Elementary School (PK–04)
    • Diamond Middle School (05–08)
    • Diamond High School (09–12)
  • Neosho R-V School DistrictNeosho
    • Field Early Childhood Center (PK)
    • Benton Elementary School (K–04)
    • Central Elementary School (K–04)
    • George Washington Carver Elementary School (K–04)
    • Goodman Elementary School (K–04)
    • South Elementary School (K–04)
    • Westview Elementary School (K–07)
    • Neosho Middle School (05–07)
    • Neosho Junior High School (08)
    • Neosho High School (09–12)
  • Seneca R-VII School DistrictSeneca
    • Seneca Elementary School (PK–05)
    • Iva E. Wells Middle School (06–08)
    • Seneca High School (09–12)

Private schools[edit]

Post-secondary[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

  • Neosho/Newton County Library[10]

Politics[edit]

Local[edit]

The Republican Party completely controls politics at the local level in Newton County. Republicans hold every elected position in the county.

Newton County, Missouri
Elected countywide officials
Assessor Gloria Gourley Republican
Circuit Clerk Patty Krueger Republican
County Clerk Kay Baum Republican
Collector James Otey Republican
Commissioner
(Presiding)
Marilyn Ruestman Republican
Commissioner
(District 1)
Jerry Black Republican
Commissioner
(District 2)
Jack Sanders Republican
Coroner Mark Bridges Republican
Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Skouby Republican
Public Administrator Diane Dodson Republican
Recorder Lenora Hyder Republican
Sheriff Ken Copeland Republican
Surveyor James Loncarich Republican
Treasurer Gina Rodriguez Republican

State[edit]

Past Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 71.92% 19,123 24.85% 6,607 3.23% 860
2012 57.88% 14,483 39.48% 9,880 2.64% 661
2008 61.85% 15,570 36.29% 9,134 1.86% 468
2004 75.23% 17,935 23.75% 5,662 1.02% 242
2000 66.05% 13,917 32.18% 6,780 1.77% 373
1996 58.15% 10,445 39.60% 7,114 2.25% 404

Newton County is divided into four districts in the Missouri House of Representatives, all of which are held by Republicans.

  • District 159 — Bill Lant (R-Pineville) Consists of the communities of Fairview, Newtonia, Racine, Ritchey, Seneca, Stark City, and Stella.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 159 — Newton County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill Lant 5,209 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 159 — Newton County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill Lant 2,362 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 159 — Newton County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill Lant 4,719 100.00%
  • District 160 — Bill Reiboldt (R-Neosho). Consists of the communities of Diamond, Granby, Loma Linda, Neosho, Wentworth, and part of Silver Creek.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 160 — Newton County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill Reiboldt 15,228 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 161 — Newton County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill Reiboldt 7,434 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 161 — Newton County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill Reiboldt 14,061 100.00%
  • District 161 — Bill White (R-Joplin). Consists of the communities of Leawood, Redings Mill, and parts of Joplin and Silver Creek.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 161 — Newton County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill White 3,339 100.00% +23.10
Missouri House of Representatives — District 161 — Newton County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill White 1,501 76.90% -23.10
Democratic Charles Shields 451 23.10% +23.10
Missouri House of Representatives — District 161 — Newton County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Bill White 3,326 100.00%
  • District 162 — Charlie Davis (R-Webb City). Consists of a small part of the southeastern section of Joplin.
Missouri House of Representatives — District 162 — Newton County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Charlie Davis 27 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 162 — Newton County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Charlie Davis 5 100.00%
Missouri House of Representatives — District 162 — Newton County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Charlie Davis 24 100.00%

All of Newton County is a part of Missouri’s 32nd District in the Missouri Senate and is represented by Ron Richard (R-Joplin).

Missouri Senate — District 32 — Newton County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ron Richard 11,397 100.00%

Federal[edit]

U.S. Senate — Missouri — Newton County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Roy Blunt 18,598 69.89% +11.31
Democratic Jason Kander 6,691 25.14% -10.76
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 573 2.15% -3.37
Green Johnathan McFarland 295 1.11% +1.11
Constitution Fred Ryman 454 1.71% +1.71
U.S. Senate — Missouri — Newton County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Todd Akin 14,574 58.58%
Democratic Claire McCaskill 8,933 35.90%
Libertarian Jonathan Dine 1,374 5.52%

All of Newton County is included in Missouri's 7th Congressional District and is represented by Billy Long (R-Springfield) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 7th Congressional District — Newton County (2016)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Billy Long 19,497 74.15% +0.14
Democratic Genevieve Williams 5,790 22.02% +0.67
Libertarian Benjamin T. Brixey 1,008 3.83% -0.77
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 7th Congressional District — Newton County (2014)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Billy Long 9,646 74.01% +2.87
Democratic Jim Evans 2,782 21.35% -3.75
Libertarian Kevin Craig 600 4.60% +0.84
Write-in Write-ins 5 0.04% +0.04
U.S. House of Representatives — Missouri's 7th Congressional District — Newton County (2012)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Billy Long 17,499 71.14%
Democratic Jim Evans 6,174 25.10%
Libertarian Kevin Craig 924 3.76%
Presidential Elections Results[11]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 76.7% 20,553 18.6% 4,990 4.7% 1,264
2012 72.2% 18,181 25.5% 6,425 2.3% 587
2008 69.4% 17,637 29.3% 7,450 1.3% 319
2004 72.0% 17,187 27.5% 6,564 0.6% 138
2000 67.3% 14,232 30.5% 6,447 2.3% 483
1996 55.7% 10,067 32.3% 5,840 12.0% 2,178
1992 47.6% 8,804 32.4% 5,987 20.0% 3,688
1988 64.4% 10,617 35.2% 5,798 0.5% 82
1984 71.7% 11,709 28.3% 4,623
1980 63.1% 10,515 33.7% 5,621 3.2% 526
1976 49.9% 7,142 49.3% 7,045 0.8% 114
1972 71.4% 10,701 28.6% 4,291
1968 52.9% 7,343 36.5% 5,064 10.7% 1,481
1964 45.0% 6,660 55.0% 8,139
1960 61.3% 9,010 38.7% 5,678
1956 58.5% 7,792 41.5% 5,529
1952 62.7% 8,577 37.1% 5,070 0.2% 30
1948 50.9% 5,820 48.9% 5,598 0.2% 25
1944 57.5% 6,985 42.3% 5,146 0.2% 23
1940 56.1% 8,064 43.6% 6,256 0.3% 44
1936 47.9% 6,437 51.5% 6,929 0.6% 82
1932 39.4% 4,806 59.2% 7,224 1.5% 179
1928 67.8% 7,054 31.4% 3,269 0.8% 85
1924 51.0% 4,592 44.1% 3,970 5.0% 449
1920 55.9% 5,541 41.1% 4,078 3.0% 293
1916 45.7% 2,929 49.3% 3,158 5.0% 322
1912 27.2% 1,470 44.8% 2,421 27.9% 1,508
1908 45.0% 2,620 46.8% 2,725 8.2% 478
1904 48.6% 2,647 42.2% 2,296 9.3% 504
1900 46.3% 2,673 49.9% 2,877 3.8% 219
1896 41.3% 2,174 57.5% 3,029 1.2% 65
1892 40.2% 1,883 42.3% 1,978 17.5% 819
1888 41.3% 1,787 45.5% 1,969 13.2% 573

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Villages[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Townships[edit]

  • Benton
  • Berwick
  • Buffalo
  • Dayton
  • Five Mile
  • Franklin
  • Granby
  • Marion
  • Neosho
  • Newtonia
  • Seneca
  • Shoal Creek
  • Van Buren
  • West Benton

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Eaton, David Wolfe (1917). How Missouri Counties, Towns and Streams Were Named. The State Historical Society of Missouri. p. 335. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ Breeding, Marshall. "Neosho/Newton County Library". Libraries.org. Retrieved May 8, 2017. 
  11. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External links[edit]

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