Newton employment information

IndexNewtonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$16,307$25,608$28,555
Median household income$29,884$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$43,853$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$16,644$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$24,077$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$16,786$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate6.9%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level25.6%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Newton is 43% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Newton is 44% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Newton is 18% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Newton is 64% higher than the national average.

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Newton median earnings by income bracket

Newton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.8%0.0%
Manufacturing sector30.5%1.0%
Financial & insurance services1.1%2.7%
Wholesale & retail services15.4%19.6%
Public administration4.2%2.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%1.3%
Education, health & social services6.8%32.4%
Other28.6%19.5%

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Westport, NC3,794$99,80387%
Northlakes, NC1,423$81,08052%
Lake Norman of Catawba, NC7,331$67,89727%
Hudson, NC3,744$55,4174%
Catawba, NC706$53,6330%
Newton, NC12,998$29,88444%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Justice, IL13,001$52,2032%
Fostoria, OH13,003$34,70835%
Minden, LA12,988$29,15445%
St. Ann, MO12,988$37,61730%
Huron, SD12,982$39,92725%
Newton, NC12,998$29,88444%
Source: The Newton, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.