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Newbern, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Town of Newbern is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hale County at latitude 32.5917 and longitude -87.5356. Hale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 187 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Newbern, but most people and references simply refer to it as Newbern, Alabama.

The P1 Census Class Code for Newbern indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Newbern (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newbern: New Bern, New Berne.

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Newbern, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 189
Population in Households 189
Population in Familes 157
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 163
Diversity Index2 43


Total Households 84
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 56
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 84 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 73 (86.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $65,000
Average Home Value $98,973


Median Household Income $23,008
Average Household Income $33,720
Per Capita Income $14,178
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.38% 0.0%
Households 0.86% 0.24%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Newbern, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newbern to the other 578 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 515 12th
Population Density1 # 381 34th
Diversity Index2 # 216 62nd
Median Household Income # 556 4th
Per Capita Income # 540 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Alabama Census Data Comparison Tool.