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Newbern, Tennessee
Town
Motto: "Home of the Newbern Illinois Central Depot"
Location of Newbern, Tennessee
Location of Newbern, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°6′59″N 89°16′5″W / 36.11639°N 89.26806°W / 36.11639; -89.26806Coordinates: 36°6′59″N 89°16′5″W / 36.11639°N 89.26806°W / 36.11639; -89.26806
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Dyer
Incorporated 1857-1858
Government
 • Type Charter
 • Mayor Olen K. Parker
 • Vice Mayor John Flatt
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 (270/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38059
Area code(s) 731
FIPS code 47-52400[1]
GNIS feature ID 1295678[2]
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[edit]

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).[3]

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

Climate[edit]

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.[4]

Climate data for Newbern, Tennessee
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8
(47)
11
(51)
16
(60)
22
(71)
27
(80)
31
(88)
33
(91)
32
(90)
29
(84)
23
(74)
16
(60)
10
(50)
21.5
(70.5)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
−1
(31)
3
(38)
9
(48)
14
(57)
18
(65)
20
(68)
19
(66)
15
(59)
9
(48)
3
(38)
−1
(30)
8.8
(48)
Precipitation mm (inches) 114
(4.5)
100
(4)
130
(5)
119
(4.7)
117
(4.6)
100
(4)
100
(4)
81
(3.2)
86
(3.4)
81
(3.2)
109
(4.3)
117
(4.6)
1,254
(49.5)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

Demographics[edit]

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. 2012 3,327 0.4%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census[1] 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.

Rail transportation[edit]

The Newbern Depot

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Newbern-Dyersburg. The station for this joint stop is located in Newbern. Amtrak Train 59, the southbound City of New Orleans, is scheduled to depart Newbern at 3:56 a.m. daily with service to Memphis, Greenwood, Yazoo City, Jackson, Hazlehurst, Brookhaven, McComb, Hammond, and New Orleans. Amtrak Train 58, the northbound City of New Orleans, is scheduled to depart Newbern at 12:22 a.m. daily with service to Fulton, Carbondale, Centralia, Effingham, Mattoon, Champaign-Urbana, Kankakee, Homewood, and Chicago.

The Depot Station houses a museum that is open to the public free of charge by appointment and on special community event days. On February 2, 2011 a truck was hit by a train at the crossing west of the depot. The semi landed within ten feet of the depot but caused no building damage. No one was reported injured in this event and the train itself acquired little damage, stopping prior to blocking the crossing located to the west of the depot.

Every year, the town holds a celebration of Depot Days, which includes a pancake breakfast, parade, cake walk, karaoke on the street, street vendors, night time street dance and numerous other activities.

Natural disasters[edit]

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 Rd) and Maxey (Enochs Rd) were hardest hit.

Local business[edit]

  • Nana's Cafe previously known as Dave's City Cafe
  • Johnson Williams Funeral Home

Town features[edit]

  • A town triangle with a gazebo and water fountain
  • A volunteer fire department

Factories[edit]

Media[edit]

Radio stations[edit]

  • WASL 100.1 A soft rock station located in Dyersburg
  • WTNV Eagle 97.3
  • WTRO 1450 AM 101.7 FM
  • KLOVE 90.7 Christian station

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Newbern, Tennessee
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on October 25, 2013.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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