Newbern, TN Demographics


Population (year 2000): 2,988. Estimated population in July 2005: 3,089 (+3.4% change)
Males: 1,364 (45.6%), Females: 1,624 (54.4%)

Dyer County

Zip code: 38059

Median resident age: 33.9 years
Median household income: $28,262 (year 2000)
Median house value: $65,800 (year 2000)

Races in Newbern:

  • White Non-Hispanic (84.3%)
  • Black (12.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)

Ancestries: United States (13.8%), English (11.2%), Irish (10.5%), German (6.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.1%), Italian (1.9%).

Elevation: 376 feet

Land area: 4.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Newbern

  • High school or higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 13.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Newbern town

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 54.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 14.2%

1.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +73 (+2.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Newbern:

  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE DYERSBURG HOSPITA (about 10 miles; DYERSBURG, TN)
  • GIBSON GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; TRENTON, TN)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL UNION CITY (about 26 miles; UNION CITY, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Newbern:

  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 45 miles; JACKSON, TN; ID: MKL)
  • MILLINGTON MUNI (about 67 miles; MILLINGTON, TN; ID: NQA)
  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 73 miles; PADUCAH, KY; ID: PAH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Newbern:

  • DYERSBURG MUNI (about 13 miles; DYERSBURG, TN; ID: DYR)
  • ARNOLD FIELD (about 17 miles; HALLS, TN; ID: M31)
  • REELFOOT LAKE (about 25 miles; TIPTONVILLE, TN; ID: 0M2)
Amtrak station:
NEWBERN/DYERSBURG (108 JEFFERSON ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Newbern:

  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT NEWBERN (Full-time enrollment: 194; Location: 340 WASHINGTON ST; Public; Website: www.newbern.tec.tn.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newbern:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 39 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 44 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 47 miles; JACKSON, TN; FT enrollment: 2,534)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 76 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; MURRAY, KY; FT enrollment: 7,676)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 80 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 15,831)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-UNION CAMPUS (about 80 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; FT enrollment: 6,979)

Schools

Public high school in Newbern:

  • DYER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 900; Location: 1000 WEST MAIN ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Newbern:

  • NEWBERN GRAMMAR (Students: 469; Location: 320 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • NORTHVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 410; Location: 820 WILLIAMS; Grades: 06 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Newbern:

  • NEWBERN CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $60,381; Location: 220 E. MAIN STREET; 15,998 books; 207 audio materials; 365 video materials; 68 serial subscriptions)