Newberry is a city in Newberry County, South Carolina, 43 miles (69 km) west -northwest of Columbia. The charter was adopted in 1894. In 1890, 3,020 people lived in Newberry, South Carolina; in 1900, 4,607; in 1910, 5,028; and in 1940, 7,510. The population was 10,580 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Newberry County. Newberry became a city in 1976, but the change was not reported to the Census Bureau for over twenty-five years. As a result, the city was listed as a town in the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 6.6 square miles (17.0 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,580 people, 3,970 households, and 2,528 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,609.2 people per square mile (621.8/km²). There were 4,388 housing units at an average density of 667.4 per square mile (257.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 52.85% White, 41.36% African American, 0.47% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.12% Pacific Islander, 2.88% from other races, and 1.70% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.49% of the population. A 2009 census estimate put the city's population at 11,061.