Newton Grove, situated in Sampson County, is a small town made up of 3.1 square miles.
August 21, 2017
The area that would later become Newton Grove was settled sometimes during the middle of the 18th century. Newton Grove would receive incorporation in 1879.
The median resident age in Newton Grove is 53 years. The median estimated household income is about $33,000 making it about $15,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $25,000. The average price for a home in Newton Grove is about $128,000 (2015) which is $32,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $600 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Newton Grove is 74% White, 14% Black, 8% Two or more races, and 4% other. 80% of the population are high school graduates, with 18% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 53% are married, 8% are divorced, 5% are separated, 16% are widowed, leaving 18% that have never been married.
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Newton Grove belongs to Sampson County in the south-eastern part of North Carolina. The County was named after John Sampson and was established in 1784 with land taken from Duplin County.
Immigrants from North Ireland settled in the area as early as the 1730's under protection of Henry McCulloch (a rich merchant from London). Land grants of around 71,000 acres were given to McCullogh by the British Empire in 1745. One of the early settlers was John Sampson. Samson's suspected step-son, Richard Clinton, formed a militia in 1776 and defended Wilmington against the British.
Richard represented Duplin County until the formation of Sampson County. Clinton assured the passage of the act to make the new county and named the new county "Sampson" for his stepfather John.
Sampson County has a population of 63,000 and its largest city Clinton, with a population of 8,700, is the county seat.
Sampson County borders Washington, Pamlico, Hyde, Craven, Martin, and Pitt Counties.
Sampson County is made up of nearly 947 square miles. 945 of which is land with the remaining 2 as water.
The population of Newton Grove, NC is about 560. The population has seen a steady decrease since 2000.
The elevation of Newton Grove, NC is 180 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Newton Grove, NC is 28366.
The area code for Newton Grove, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Newton Grove and Sampson County have voted mostly Republican, with 55% going to Mitt Romney during the 2012 Presidential Election. This represents the trend for the previous four or five elections.
As of 2010, 44% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 50% are Protestants with Catholics making up around 6%.
The unemployment rate for Newton Grove is about 6% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%. Agriculture, manufacturing, and retail make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Sampson Independent is the primary newspaper that covers the Sampson County area.