Newberry County, South Carolina

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Newberry County
Newberry County Courthouse.jpg
Newberry County Courthouse
Map of South Carolina highlighting Newberry County.svg
Location within the U.S. state of South Carolina
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South Carolina's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°17′N81°36′W / 34.29°N 81.6°W / 34.29; -81.6
CountryFlag of the United States.svg United States
StateFlag of South Carolina.svg  South Carolina
Founded1785
Seat Newberry
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 zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
  Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional districts 3rd, 5th
Website http://www.newberrycounty.net/

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.

Contents

Newberry County comprises the Newberry, SC Micropolitan Statistical Area

History

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.

Geography

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 counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1790 9,342
1800 12,00628.5%
1810 13,96416.3%
1820 16,10415.3%
1830 17,4418.3%
1840 18,3505.2%
1850 20,1439.8%
1860 20,8793.7%
1870 20,775−0.5%
1880 26,49727.5%
1890 26,434−0.2%
1900 30,18214.2%
1910 34,58614.6%
1920 35,5522.8%
1930 34,681−2.4%
1940 33,577−3.2%
1950 31,771−5.4%
1960 29,416−7.4%
1970 29,273−0.5%
1980 31,2426.7%
1990 33,1726.2%
2000 36,1088.9%
2010 37,5083.9%
2020 38,4372.5%
U.S. Decennial Census [4]
1790-1960 [5] 1900-1990 [6]
1990-2000 [7] 2010-2013 [1]

2000 census

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 census

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]

Infrastructure

Communities

Cities

Towns

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities

Politics

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results [13]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 61.4%11,44337.4% 6,9581.2% 230
2016 59.6%10,01737.0% 6,2173.4% 573
2012 56.6%9,26042.3% 6,9131.1% 178
2008 58.2%9,61640.6% 6,7081.2% 200
2004 61.7%7,65436.1% 4,4832.2% 272
2000 60.6%7,49235.8% 4,4283.7% 452
1996 50.5%5,67042.8% 4,8046.8% 758
1992 48.5%5,98039.7% 4,89611.8% 1,453
1988 62.4%6,42737.1% 3,8250.5% 53
1984 65.2%7,17634.4% 3,7900.4% 42
1980 53.0%5,56845.9% 4,8251.1% 120
1976 49.2% 4,93150.3%5,0340.5% 51
1972 76.9%7,32521.4% 2,0351.7% 161
1968 42.4%4,53822.8% 2,44434.9% 3,734
1964 63.4%5,57136.6% 3,2220.0% 1
1960 47.5% 2,84152.5%3,143
1956 20.7% 1,06152.1%2,67127.3% 1,398
1952 54.7%4,12645.3% 3,418
1948 1.5% 4711.0% 34987.5%2,765
1944 3.0% 7082.8%1,94014.2% 333
1940 2.0% 3598.0%1,739
1936 0.3% 999.7%2,615
1932 0.4% 1299.6%3,139
1928 0.6% 1299.2%2,0770.2% 5
1924 0.7% 1399.2%1,8020.1% 2
1920 1.6% 3397.9%2,0150.5% 10
1916 1.1% 1997.2%1,7191.8% 31
1912 0.5% 698.1%1,2061.5% 18
1904 2.4% 3397.6%1,364
1900 2.8% 4097.2%1,367

Notable people

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Coordinates: 34°17′N81°36′W / 34.29°N 81.60°W / 34.29; -81.60