Location in Boone County and the state of Arkansas
|• Total||1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)|
|• Land||1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||1,211 ft (369 m)|
|• Density||313.1/sq mi (119.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0076306|
Bergman is located at (36.312794, -93.011194).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.4 km² (1.3 mi²), all land.
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Areas very close to the current location of Bergman were known as Oregon Flat and Clabbie. There was also a town around one mile south of present day Bergman called Keener. Keener was strong in the 1880s and had a population of about 1,000 people. But, Keener began to decline fast by 1892.
The town of Bergman was first incorporated on August 4, 1905. The name was derived from a Dr. Bergman, who provided the land and requested that it be named after her daughter. Miss Edith Bergman who was the daughter of Dr. Bergman (and hence the person who the town was named after) was the first postmistress.
Like a number of other towns in Boone County, Bergman was a railroad town. The White River Division Railway, which eventually was part of the Missouri Pacific Line, went through Bergman.
Before the popularity of the automobile and better roads in the area such as Arkansas Highway 43 (which was built in 1927 and had been blacktopped by 1948), Bergman had a number of businesses and flourished as a small town.
The current incorporation took place on March 14, 1968. A new post office was located in Bergman in 1974.
Although Bergman has a school district as part of the Arkansas school consolidation of 1929, it is now largely a residential community.
As of the census of 2010, there were 445 people, 162 households, and 118 families residing in the town. The population density was 120.9/km² (312.9/mi²). There were 169 housing units at an average density of 50.2/km² (129.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.81% White, 0.49% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.25% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.72% from two or more races. 0.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 155 households out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.19.
In the town the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 31.9% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 105.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $37,708. Males had a median income of $27,778 versus $18,958 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,928. About 7.3% of families and 10.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.8% of those under age 18 and 21.4% of those age 65 or over.
Bergman first appeared in the US Census in 1970. This says nothing about when the community began; it merely identifies when it began to be recognized in the US Census.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Butler, Kent (April 1995). Bergman - A Backward Look.
- Bergman Homemakers Extension Club (May 1976). Bergman Then and Now 1904 - 1976.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- US Census Bureau. School District Reference Map (2010 Census): Boone County, AR (Map). http://www2.census.gov/geo/maps/dc10map/sch_dist/st05_ar/c05009_boone/DC10SD_C05009_001.pdf. Retrieved 20110628.
- Map of Bergman (PDF - US Census Bureau)
- Bergman School District
- Town government information
- Boone County Historical and Railroad Society, Inc.
- Detailed 2000 US Census statistics
- Boone County School District Reference Map (US Census Bureau, 2010)