Newberry County

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Newberry County, South Carolina

1226 College St PO Drawer 10
Newberry, SC 29108
Phone: (803) 321-2110
Fax: (803) 321-2111
www.newberrycounty.net

In north-central SC, northwest of Columbia; organized 1789 from Ninety Six District. Name Origin: Origin is uncertain, but believed to be for Capt. John Newberry of Gen. Thomas Sumter's (1734-1832) Revolutionary War troops

Area (sq mi):: 647.28 (land 630.77; water 16.51) Population per square mile: 59.10
Population 2005: 37,250 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 3.20%; 1990-2000 8.90% Population 2000: 36,108 (White 61.70%; Black or African American 33.10%; Hispanic or Latino 4.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 3.50%. Median age: 37.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,045; median household $32,867; Population below poverty level: 17.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,545-$21,933
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 25.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 34.90%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Newberry County seat (10,700)

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