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Newton County, MS Public Records

Circuit Court
PO Box 447
Decatur, MS 39327 newtoncountyms.net/elected-office...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 601-635-2368
F: 601-635-3210
Couriers: 92 W Broad Street
Decatur, MS 39327
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil (usually over $3,500)
Restricted Records: No sealed, adoptions, mental health, juvenile, sex, or expunged records released
Justice Court
PO Box 69
Decatur, MS 39327 newtoncountyms.net/justice-court/...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 601-635-2740
F: 601-635-4047
Couriers: 11 4th Ave
Decatur, MS 39327
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $3,500, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Chancery Court
PO Box 68
Decatur, MS 39327
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 601-635-2367
F: 601-635-3479
Couriers: 92 W Broad St
Decatur, MS 39327
Jurisdiction: Probate, Civil Land, Divorce, Family

Newton County, MS Vital Records

Contact the Newton County Office of the Chancery Clerk if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Newton County
Chancery Clerk
92 W Broad St
Decatur, MS 39327 newtoncountyms.net/elected-office...
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 601-635-2367
Fax: 601-635-3479

Newton County Vital Certificates

Newton County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Newton County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 578.03 sq mi
Population (2009): 22,568
  • Females: 52.1%
  • White: 64.5%
  • Black/African American: 30.0%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 1.6%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 63.2%
Population Change (2000-2009): 730
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 0.5%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.3%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 19.2%
High School Graduates (2000): 72.9%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 12.1%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.57
Housing Units (2000): 9,259
Homeownership Rate (2000): 81.9%
Migration Flow to Newton County, MS from (2007-2008):

Newton County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $296,379
  • Construction: $13,079
  • Retail Trade: $18,776
  • Professional and Technical Services: $2,707
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $5,087
  • Retail Trade: $18,776
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $4,259
  • Manufacturing: $62,156
  • Farms: $37,855
  • Government: $86,641
Employed (2000): 8,896
Unemployed (2000): 484
Unemployment Rate (2009): 9.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $24,341
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,243
Local Government Revenue (2007): $50,818 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $12,430 (thou. dol.)

Newton County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 365
  • Per 1,000 population: 16.2
Deaths (2007): 218
  • Per 1,000 population: 9.7
Infant Deaths (2007): 5
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.7

Newton County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 4
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 0
  • Robbery: 1
  • Aggravated Assault: 3
Property Crimes (2008): 26
  • Burglary: 8
  • Larceny-Theft: 16
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 2

Newton County Genealogy Records