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Overview

Introduction to Newberry, South Carolina

Newberry, South Carolina, in Newberry county, is 38 miles NW of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center) and 79 miles SW of Charlotte, North Carolina. The town is home to some 10,580 residents.

Newberry History

The region was first settled in the mid 1700s by English, German, and Scottish-Irish immigrants. The town of Newberry's charter was adopted in the year 1894. The community was named in honor of Revolutionary War officer, Captain John Newberry. In 1976, Newberry officially became a city. However, since the Census Bureau was not informed about this change, Newberry was listed as a town in the 2000 census.

Newberry and nearby Attractions

  • Saluda County Historical Museum
  • Oakland Mill
  • Newberry Opera House
  • Newberry-Saluda Regional Library
  • Lynchs Woods Park
  • By-Lo Shopping Center

Things To Do In Newberry

Visitors interested in learning about the town's historical and cultural background can visit the Saluda County Historical Museum which showcases local historical exhibits. Newberry-Saluda Regional Library and Keller Memorial Library also provide a host of information about the region. The Newberry Opera House, Oakland Mill, Newberry City Hall, and Newberry County Courthouse are also worth visiting. The town of Newberry has a number of beautiful churches and cemeteries where one can spend some quiet time. Tourists can also enjoy shopping at the By-Lo Shopping Center.

Newberry Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.

Newberry Higher Education

Higher educational facilities are provided by the local Newberry College. Residents can also enroll at Piedmont Technical College and Lander University.

People

Total Population 10,279
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,696
Age of the Population 30

Families

% of people married 28.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.5%
Median Earnings25+ $25,277
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,106
Median Earnings With High School Degree $25,787

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,899
% Above Poverty Level 73.7%
% Below Poverty Level 26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $649
Median House Value $99,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.1%
Irish 5.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Newberry Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles NW of Columbia, South Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles SW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Newberry
Standard Zip Codes 29108
Phone Area Codes 803
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.274
Longitude -81.618

Newberry Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NEWBERRY
Distance 1 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
Station PARR
Distance 17.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 46 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 76 F
Annual Precip 45.7 inches
Station SALUDA
Distance 20.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 48 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 93 F
Oct Temp 48 to 75 F
Annual Precip 47.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chapin 1,605 $60,069
Little Mountain 259 $71,667
Pomaria 102 $76,250
Prosperity 1,112 $54,412
Silverstreet 158 $75,625
Whitmire 1,357 $38,359

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Newberry Public Libraries

Library
Newberry County Library
1300 FRIEND STREET
Newberry, South Carolina
(803) 276-0854

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Newberry Hospitals

NEWBERRY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
2669 KINARD ST PO BOX 497
(803) 276-7570
Emergency Service: Yes

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NEWBERRY HIGH SCHOOL
3113 MAIN STREET
803-321-2621
Serves 877 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

NEWBERRY VOC CENTER
3413 MAIN STREET
803-321-2674
A Vocational School

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