Newbern, Alabama

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Population in 2017: 175 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -24.2%
 
Males: 86  (49.7%)
Females: 89  (50.3%)
Median resident age:

52.5 years
Alabama median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 36765.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $18,861 (it was $20,682 in 2000)
Newbern:

$18,861
AL:

$48,123

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,336 (it was $9,476 in 2000)

Newbern town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $69,527 (it was $53,200 in 2000)
Newbern:

$69,527
AL:

$141,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $86,779; detached houses: $100,530; mobile homes: $52,943

Median gross rent in 2017: $924.

March 2019 cost of living index in Newbern: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 44.3%
(7.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 54.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Newbern, Alabama as of July 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Newbern is 57 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (10.6%), English (5.7%), French (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 188 feet

Land area: 1.16 square miles.

Population density: 150 people per square mile   (very low).

Newbern, Alabama map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $324 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $199 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (42.3 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (75.1 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (503.8 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Prairie Eden-Newbern, AL (2.6 miles ),
Greensboro, AL (2.9 miles ),
River Bend, AL (3.0 miles ),
Faunsdale, AL (3.2 miles),
Uniontown, AL (3.2 miles ),
Marion, AL (3.6 miles ),
Hamburg, AL (3.6 miles ),
Mount Herman Valley, AL (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 32.59 N, Longitude: 87.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 334

Distribution of median household income in Newbern, AL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Newbern, AL in 2017
Newbern satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Alabama:

3.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+4.1%).
Most common industries in Newbern, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (17.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.9%)
  • Paper (12.9%)
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Apparel (8.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (26.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (16.7%)
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Chemicals (10.0%)
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (10.0%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.0%)
  • Apparel (15.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (9.4%)
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (9.4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (9.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
Most common occupations in Newbern, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (16.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (26.7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (10.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (18.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (18.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)

Average climate in Newbern, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Newbern-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 52% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/27/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Newbern town center killed 7 people and injured 199 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/10/1992, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the town center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Newbern-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 58.4 miles away from Newbern center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 103.0 miles away from Newbern center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.5 miles away from Newbern center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 79.7 miles away from Newbern center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/1997 at 08:42:20, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 61.7 miles away from Newbern center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hale County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Newbern topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Newbern:

  • HALE COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; GREENSBORO, AL)
  • COLONIAL HAVEN CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; GREENSBORO, AL)
  • SOUTHLAND NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MARION, AL)
  • PERRY COUNTY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MARION, AL)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Newbern:

  • Shelton State Community College (about 37 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,106)
  • University of West Alabama (about 38 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)
  • The University of Alabama (about 43 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • University of Montevallo (about 53 miles; Montevallo, AL; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 58 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus (about 71 miles; Birmingham, AL; FT enrollment: 2,695)
  • Meridian Community College (about 72 miles; Meridian, MS; FT enrollment: 2,750)

Public high school in Newbern:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Newburn Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Newbern include: Sanctified Church (A), Newbern Baptist Church (B), Newbern Methodist Church (C), Newbern Presbyterian Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Newbern Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Anthony Bryant - 2005 NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, born: Nov 6, 1981), Frank Allen (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hale County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

69.1%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

1.2%
Whole state:

4.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Newbern:

Marital status in Newbern, AL
  • Never married: 23.9%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 16.5%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Newbern:

  • High school or higher: 72.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 16.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.8
Alabama average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Newbern, AL (based on Hale County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant4,36225
Black Protestant3,49324
Mainline Protestant1,38616
Other1652
Orthodox1001
Catholic251
None6,229-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Here:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Hale County:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Hale County:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

14.4%
State:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

38.6%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.5%
Alabama:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.0%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Newbern:

41.6%
Alabama:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Here:

31.2
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Newbern:

21.0%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Newbern:

15.7%
State:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.5%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
This city:

49.5%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

81.9%
Alabama:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Newbern, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,085
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,285

Newbern government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($34.29)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($11.43)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($11.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,000 ($45.71)

Newbern government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($11.43)
    Royalties: $2,000 ($11.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $8,000 ($45.71)
    Other: $6,000 ($34.29)
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License - Other: $13,000 ($74.29)
    Property: $3,000 ($17.14)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $2,000 ($11.43)
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000 ($5.71)

Newbern government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $202,000 ($1154.29)

6.79% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($38,739 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Tuscaloosa County, AL  3.64% ($36,466 average AGI)
to Marengo County, AL  0.55% ($37,862)

Strongest AM radio stations in Newbern:

  • WJUS (1310 AM; 5 kW; MARION, AL; Owner: GRACE BAPTIST TEMPLE CHURCH)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WYLS (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; YORK, AL; Owner: GRANTELL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WACT (1420 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMOX (1010 AM; 10 kW; MERIDIAN, MS; Owner: MAGNOLIA STATE B/C CO., INC.)
  • WWPG (1280 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: LAWSON OF TUSCALOOSA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Newbern:

  • WNPT-FM (102.9 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: BECKHAM PALMER III AS RECEIVER)
  • WDGM (99.1 FM; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: WARRIOR BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WVFG (107.5 FM; UNIONTOWN, AL; Owner: CHARLES E. JONES, JR.)
  • WZNJ (106.5 FM; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ROSS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTUG-FM (92.9 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WANZ (100.7 FM; NORTHPORT, AL; Owner: APEX BRAODCASTING INC.)
  • WBHJ (95.7 FM; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WINL (98.5 FM; LINDEN, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQZZ (104.3 FM; EUTAW, AL; Owner: JIM LAWSON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBFZ (105.3 FM; SELMA, AL; Owner: IMANI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, INC)
  • WMBV (91.9 FM; DIXONS MILLS, AL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WJAM-FM (97.3 FM; ORRVILLE, AL; Owner: SCOTT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Newbern:

  • WJMY-CA (Channel 28; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)
  • WDVZ-CA (Channel 3; GREENSBORO, AL; Owner: TTI, INC.)
  • WIIQ (Channel 41; DEMOPOLIS, AL; Owner: ALABAMA EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • WBIH (Channel 29; SELMA, AL; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAKA (Channel 8; SELMA, AL; Owner: ALABAMA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WLDM (Channel 23; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: CHANNEL 23, LLC)
  • W46BU (Channel 46; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Newbern fatal accident list:

Feb 13, 2016 00:25 AM, Sr-61, Lat: 32.595136, Lon: -87.533014, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 26, 1997 11:30 AM, 61, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 180ft / 55.5mTotal length
  • $18,438,000Total costs
  • 15,633Total average daily traffic
  • 1,306Total average daily truck traffic
  • 21,365Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Newbern, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41900-1909
  • 11930-1939
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 72000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Newbern, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Gina Cacciatore, 3443 County Rd 10 (2117570) (Lat: 32.565056 Lon: -87.590917), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 01065 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: Rural Cellular Corporation, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Laurie Gebhardt, 3443 County Rd 10 (2117570) (Lat: 32.565056 Lon: -87.590917), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 01065 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: Rural Cellular Corporation, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070
  • Laurie Gebhardt, 3443 County Rd 10 (2117570) (Lat: 32.565056 Lon: -87.590917), Type: 80.7, Structure height: 01065 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Registrant: Rural Cellular Corporation, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpha-retta, Phone: (770) 797-1070

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BDAF Cabin, Lat: 32.534028 Lon: -87.484639, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 11.3 m, Overall height: 11.5 m, Call Sign: WQOD711,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 08/23/2011, Expiration Date: 08/23/2021, Certifier: Damon Folmar, Registrant: Lerman Senter Pllc, 2001 L Street, Nw Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 416-6744, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KG4BQK, Licensee ID: L00428329, Grant Date: 01/21/1999, Expiration Date: 01/21/2009, Cancellation Date: 03/08/2002, Certifier: Russell J Thomas, Registrant: Russell J Thomas, 6097 Al Hwy 61, Newbern, AL 36765
  • Call Sign: W4JRT, Previous Call Sign: KG4BQK, Licensee ID: L00428329, Grant Date: 03/08/2002, Expiration Date: 03/08/2012, Cancellation Date: 06/22/2002, Certifier: Russell J Thomas, Registrant: Russell J Thomas, 6097 Al Hwy 61, Newbern, AL 36765

Most common first names in Newbern, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1878.5 years
James1475.4 years
Willie1375.3 years
John1073.3 years
William872.4 years
Frank875.6 years
Joe779.2 years
Ed682.2 years
Annie682.7 years
Arthur667.2 years
Most common last names in Newbern, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1982.7 years
Bryant1775.5 years
Scott1669.0 years
Jones1468.6 years
Lewis1073.4 years
Johnson978.0 years
Taylor881.4 years
Norfleet880.6 years
Jackson867.1 years
Allen779.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Newbern, AL
  • 54.5%Utility gas
  • 36.4%Electricity
  • 7.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Newbern, AL
  • 100.0%Electricity


Newbern compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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