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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.

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,257
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens15.5%
Employed Population 16+3,915
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married30.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,126
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,528
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,657

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,214
% Above Poverty Level73.2%
% Below Poverty Level26.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$700
Median House Value$88,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.5%
German9.8%
Irish6.7%
English3.4%
Scottish1.6%
Welsh1%
Italian0.5%
Finnish0.5%
African0.4%
Russian0.3%
French Except Basque0.3%
Dutch0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Polish0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
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Newberry Almanac

CategoryValue
County Newberry County
Standard Zip Codes29108
Phone Area Codes803
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.27
Approximate Longitude-81.61

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)

StationNEWBERRY
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp30 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip49.3 inches
StationPARR
Distance17.4 miles
Jan Temp31 to 54 F
Apr Temp46 to 75 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 76 F
Annual Precip45.7 inches
StationSALUDA
Distance20.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 53 F
Apr Temp48 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 93 F
Oct Temp48 to 75 F
Annual Precip47.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chapin1,588$56,908
Little Mountain212$74,375
Pomaria152$55,938
Prosperity1,294$43,056
Silverstreet146$77,188
Whitmire1,623$33,750

Newberry Public Libraries

Newberry County Library System
1100 FRIEND STREET
Newberry, South Carolina
(803) 276-0854

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Newberry Hospitals

Newberry County Memorial Hospital
(Government - Local)
2669 Kinard St
(803) 276-7570

Newberry Public Schools

Newberry High
3113 Main Street
ZIP: 29018
(803) 321-2621
High
Total Enrollment 837
Boundary St. Elementary
1406 Boundary Street
ZIP: 29108
(803) 321-2616
Primary
Total Enrollment 500
Gallman Elementary
255 Hawkins Road
ZIP: 29108
(803) 321-2655
Primary
Total Enrollment 497
Newberry County Career Center
3413 Main Street
ZIP: 29108
(803) 321-2674
High
Newberry Elementary
1829 Nance Street
ZIP: 29108
(803) 321-2670
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Newberry Middle
125 O'neal Street
ZIP: 29108
(803) 321-2640
Middle
Total Enrollment 617
Reuben Elementary
3605 Spearman Road
ZIP: 29108
(803) 321-2664
Primary
Total Enrollment 164

Newberry Private Schools

New Berry Academy
2055 Smith Rd
ZIP: 29108
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 164
Newberry Christian Academy
2004 Colony Church Rd
ZIP: 29108
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 25
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