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.