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Newbern, Tennessee
Town
Motto: "Home of the Newbern Illinois Central Depot"
Location of Newbern, Tennessee
Location of Newbern, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Dyer
Incorporated 1857-1858
Area
 • Total 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Land 4.8 sq mi (12.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 374 ft (114 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,313
 • Density 690/sq mi (267.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38059
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-52400
GNIS feature ID 1295678
Website http://www.cityofnewbern.org/

Newbern is a town in Dyer County, Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 3,313.

Geography

Newbern is located at 36°6′59″N 89°16′5″W / 36.11639°N 89.26806°W / 36.11639; -89.26806 (36.116460, -89.268099).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km2), all land.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Newbern has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Newbern, Tennessee
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.3
(47)
10.6
(51)
15.6
(60)
21.7
(71)
26.7
(80)
31.1
(88)
32.8
(91)
32.2
(90)
28.9
(84)
23.3
(74)
15.6
(60)
10
(50)
21.1
(70)
Average low °C (°F) -2.2
(28)
-0.6
(31)
3.3
(38)
8.9
(48)
13.9
(57)
18.3
(65)
20
(68)
18.9
(66)
15
(59)
8.9
(48)
3.3
(38)
-1.1
(30)
8.9
(48)
Precipitation mm (inches) 114
(4.5)
102
(4)
127
(5)
119
(4.7)
117
(4.6)
102
(4)
102
(4)
81
(3.2)
86
(3.4)
81
(3.2)
109
(4.3)
117
(4.6)
1,257
(49.5)
Source: Weatherbase

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 506
1890 1,236 144.3%
1900 1,433 15.9%
1910 1,602 11.8%
1920 1,767 10.3%
1930 1,621 −8.3%
1940 1,740 7.3%
1950 1,734 −0.3%
1960 1,695 −2.2%
1970 2,124 25.3%
1980 2,794 31.5%
1990 2,515 −10.0%
2000 2,988 18.8%
2010 3,313 10.9%
Est. 2015 3,336 0.7%
Sources:

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,988 people, 1,202 households, and 854 families residing in the town. The population density was 241.4/km²

There were 1,202 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 84.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $28,262, and the median income for a family was $36,853. Males had a median income of $28,393 versus $19,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,575. About 14.6% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.0% of those under age 18 and 13.9% of those age 65 or over.

Natural disasters

Sixteen people were killed in Newbern when its surrounding communities were directly hit by an F3 tornado April 2, 2006. The areas around Millsfield (Harness Road) and Maxey (Enochs Road) were hardest-hit.

Town features

  • Newbern Public Library
  • Oakview Golf Course
  • Oakview Recreation Center
  • Town triangle with a gazebo and water fountain
  • Volunteer fire department

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