Berlin, Pennsylvania

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Berlin, Pennsylvania
Borough
Berlin, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Berlin, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°55′17″N 78°57′00″W / 39.92139°N 78.95000°W / 39.92139; -78.95000Coordinates: 39°55′17″N 78°57′00″W / 39.92139°N 78.95000°W / 39.92139; -78.95000
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Somerset
Settled 1784
Incorporated February 7, 1833
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2 km2)
Elevation 2,323 ft (708 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 2,192
 • Density 2,420.0/sq mi (934.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15530
Area code(s) 814

Berlin, a borough located approximately 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States, was laid out in 1784 and incorporated on February 7, 1833. The population was 2,192 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The town is famous for Snyder of Berlin potato chips, and is home to the Berlin Fife and Drum Corps [1], one of the oldest such establishments in North America. Center Rock, Inc., a drilling-equipment manufacturer, is also located in the town.

It is not near East Berlin in Adams County, nor New Berlin in Union County. East Berlin was previously called Berlin but had to have the "East" added to avoid confusion with this Berlin.

Geography[edit]

Berlin is located at 39°55′17″N 78°57′00″W / 39.9213°N 78.9501°W / 39.9213; -78.9501[1], about 11 miles (18 km) southeast of Somerset and about 63 miles (101 km) SSW of Altoona. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), all of it land. Berlin has an elevation of 2,323 feet (708 m), the second highest, beside only Seven Springs, in Pennsylvania.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 665
1860 643 −3.3%
1870 640 −0.5%
1880 728 13.8%
1890 912 25.3%
1900 1,030 12.9%
1910 1,336 29.7%
1920 1,563 17.0%
1930 1,393 −10.9%
1940 1,602 15.0%
1950 1,507 −5.9%
1960 1,600 6.2%
1970 1,766 10.4%
1980 1,999 13.2%
1990 2,064 3.3%
2000 2,192 6.2%
2010 2,104 −4.0%
Est. 2012 2,074 −1.4%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,192 people, 881 households, and 577 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,420.0 people per square mile (930.0/km2). There were 940 housing units at an average density of 1,037.8 per square mile (398.8/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.54% White, 0.05% African American, 0.32% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.18% of the population.

There were 881 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the borough the population was spread out with 22.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $29,219, and the median income for a family was $35,714. Males had a median income of $27,763 versus $20,156 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,614. About 5.9% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.3% of those under age 18 and 12.5% of those age 65 or over.

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