Newberry, South Carolina

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Newberry is a city in Newberry County, South Carolina, 43 miles (69 km) west -northwest of Columbia. The charter was adopted in 1894. In 1890, 3,020 people lived in Newberry, South Carolina; in 1900, 4,607; in 1910, 5,028; and in 1940, 7,510. The population was 10,580 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Newberry County[3]. Newberry became a city in 1976, but the change was not reported to the Census Bureau for over twenty-five years.[4] As a result, the city was listed as a town in the 2000 census.[1]



Newberry is located at 34°16′40″N 81°37′00″W / 34.277655°N 81.616560°W / 34.277655; -81.616560Coordinates: 34°16′40″N 81°37′00″W / 34.277655°N 81.616560°W / 34.277655; -81.616560 (34.277655, -81.616560).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,580 people, 3,970 households, and 2,528 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,609.2 people per square mile (621.8/km²). There were 4,388 housing units at an average density of 667.4/sq mi (257.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 52.85% White, 41.36% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.49% of the population. A 2009 census estimate put the city's population at 11,061.[6]

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