Newberry County, South Carolina

Newberry County is a county located in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 37,508.[1] Its county seat is Newberry.[2] The name is of unknown origin.

Newberry County
Newberry County Courthouse
Newberry County Courthouse
Map of South Carolina highlighting Newberry County
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
Map of the United States highlighting South Carolina
South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°17′N 81°36′W / 34.29°N 81.6°W / 34.29; -81.6
Country United States
State South Carolina
Founded1785
SeatNewberry
Largest cityNewberry
Area
 • Total647 sq mi (1,680 km2)
 • Land630 sq mi (1,600 km2)
 • Water17 sq mi (40 km2)  2.7%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total38,437
 • Density59/sq mi (23/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts3rd, 5th
Websitehttp://www.newberrycounty.net/

Newberry County comprises the Newberry, SC Micropolitan Statistical Area

HistoryEdit

Newberry County was formed from Ninety-Six District in 1785. Prior to its formal founding, the area was the site of several American Revolutionary War battles: Williams' Plantation, Dec. 31, 1780; Mud Lick, March 2, 1781; and Bush River, May 1781.[3]The town of Newberry was founded in 1789 as the county seat and was sometimes called Newberry Courthouse for that reason.

Originally settled by yeomen farmers, in the nineteenth century numerous plantations were established for the cultivation of short-staple cotton. Its processing had been made profitable by invention of the cotton gin. Cotton was the primary crop grown in Newberry County before the American Civil War. Newberry was a trading town, and expanded with the arrival of the railroad in the early 1850s, which connected it to major towns and markets. Newberry College was established by the Lutheran Church in 1856.

The Civil War interrupted growth in the county; the warfare and loss of lives of many southern men disrupted the state economy. The first cotton mills were constructed in the county in the 1880s, and quickly became an important part of the economy and a source of jobs. With the mechanization of agriculture in the early 20th century, labor needs were reduced.

Since the 1970s the population of Newberry County has been growing due to increasing local economic prosperity.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 647 square miles (1,680 km2), of which 630 square miles (1,600 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (2.7%) is water.[3]

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
17909,342
180012,00628.5%
181013,96416.3%
182016,10415.3%
183017,4418.3%
184018,3505.2%
185020,1439.8%
186020,8793.7%
187020,775−0.5%
188026,49727.5%
189026,434−0.2%
190030,18214.2%
191034,58614.6%
192035,5522.8%
193034,681−2.4%
194033,577−3.2%
195031,771−5.4%
196029,416−7.4%
197029,273−0.5%
198031,2426.7%
199033,1726.2%
200036,1088.9%
201037,5083.9%
202038,4372.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2010-2013[1]

2000 censusEdit

As of the 2000 census,[8] there were 36,108 people, 14,026 households and 9,804 families living in the county. The population density was 57 people per square mile (22/km2). There were 16,805 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 64.02 percent White, 33.12 percent Black or African American, 0.28 percent Native American, 0.29 percent Asian, 0.09 percent Pacific Islander, 1.30 percent from other races, and 0.90 percent from two or more races. Some 4.25 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 14,026 households, out of which 30.4 percent had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2 percent were married couples living together, 16.1 percent had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.1 percent were non-families. 26.5 percent of all households were made up of individuals, and 12 percent had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.5 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 24.1 percent under the age of 18, 9.8 percent from 18 to 24, 27.6 percent from 25 to 44, 23.7 percent from 45 to 64, and 14.7 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,867, and the median income for a family was $40,580. Males had a median income of $29,871 versus $21,274 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,045. About 13.6 percent of families and 17 percent of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.8 percent of those under age 18 and 16 percent of those age 65 or over.

2010 censusEdit

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 37,508 people, 14,709 households, and 10,129 families living in the county.[9] The population density was 59.5 inhabitants per square mile (23.0/km2). There were 17,922 housing units at an average density of 28.4 per square mile (11.0/km2).[10] The racial makeup of the county was 62.1% white, 31.0% black or African American, 0.3% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 0.1% Pacific islander, 5.0% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 7.2% of the population.[9] In terms of ancestry, 16.8% were German, 14.2% were American, 9.0% were English, and 7.7% were Irish.[11]

Of the 14,709 households, 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.3% were married couples living together, 17.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.1% were non-families, and 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age was 39.9 years.[9]

The median income for a household in the county was $41,815 and the median income for a family was $49,560. Males had a median income of $38,146 versus $28,961 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,410. About 13.3% of families and 16.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.6% of those under age 18 and 10.9% of those age 65 or over.[12]

2020 censusEdit

Newberry County racial composition[13]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 22,635 60.01%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 10,360 27.47%
Native American 107 0.28%
Asian 135 0.36%
Pacific Islander 4 0.01%
Other/Mixed 1,173 3.11%
Hispanic or Latino 3,305 8.76%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 37,719 people, 14,810 households, and 9,705 families residing in the county.

InfrastructureEdit

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

TownsEdit

Census-designated placeEdit

Other unincorporated communitiesEdit

PoliticsEdit

United States presidential election results for Newberry County, South Carolina[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 11,443 61.42% 6,958 37.35% 230 1.23%
2016 10,017 59.60% 6,217 36.99% 573 3.41%
2012 9,260 56.63% 6,913 42.28% 178 1.09%
2008 9,616 58.19% 6,708 40.60% 200 1.21%
2004 7,654 61.68% 4,483 36.13% 272 2.19%
2000 7,492 60.56% 4,428 35.79% 452 3.65%
1996 5,670 50.48% 4,804 42.77% 758 6.75%
1992 5,980 48.50% 4,896 39.71% 1,453 11.79%
1988 6,427 62.37% 3,825 37.12% 53 0.51%
1984 7,176 65.19% 3,790 34.43% 42 0.38%
1980 5,568 52.96% 4,825 45.90% 120 1.14%
1976 4,931 49.23% 5,034 50.26% 51 0.51%
1972 7,325 76.94% 2,035 21.37% 161 1.69%
1968 4,538 42.35% 2,444 22.81% 3,734 34.85%
1964 5,571 63.35% 3,222 36.64% 1 0.01%
1960 2,841 47.48% 3,143 52.52% 0 0.00%
1956 1,061 20.68% 2,671 52.07% 1,398 27.25%
1952 4,126 54.69% 3,418 45.31% 0 0.00%
1948 47 1.49% 349 11.04% 2,765 87.47%
1944 70 2.99% 1,940 82.80% 333 14.21%
1940 35 1.97% 1,739 98.03% 0 0.00%
1936 9 0.34% 2,615 99.66% 0 0.00%
1932 12 0.38% 3,139 99.62% 0 0.00%
1928 12 0.57% 2,077 99.19% 5 0.24%
1924 13 0.72% 1,802 99.17% 2 0.11%
1920 33 1.60% 2,015 97.91% 10 0.49%
1916 19 1.07% 1,719 97.17% 31 1.75%
1912 6 0.49% 1,206 98.05% 18 1.46%
1904 33 2.36% 1,364 97.64% 0 0.00%
1900 40 2.84% 1,367 97.16% 0 0.00%


MediaEdit

Newberry Magazine is a bimonthly magazine, published since 2004, by Summer Media, for Newberry County.[15]

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  6. ^ Forstall, Richard L., ed. (March 27, 1995). "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. April 2, 2001. Retrieved March 18, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
  9. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  10. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  11. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  12. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved March 11, 2016.
  13. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 10, 2021.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "About". Newberry Magazine. Retrieved March 28, 2022.

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Coordinates: 34°17′N 81°36′W / 34.29°N 81.60°W / 34.29; -81.60