Newellton, LA


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Newellton is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 1,074 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Newellton is the 202nd largest community in Louisiana.

Unlike some towns, Newellton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Newellton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Newellton is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newellton who work in teaching (12.56%), office and administrative support (10.66%), and sales jobs (10.19%).

Newellton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

As is often the case in a small town, Newellton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The rate of college-level education in Newellton is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.26% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Newellton in 2010 was $14,806, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,224 for a family of four. However, Newellton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Newellton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.27% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Newellton is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Newellton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newellton residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Newellton include Irish, Italian, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Newellton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.

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