East Berlin, Pennsylvania
|East Berlin, Pennsylvania|
Map showing East Berlin in Adams County
Map showing Adams County in Pennsylvania
|• Type||Borough Council|
|• Total||0.7 sq mi (2 km2)|
|Elevation||443 ft (135 m)|
|• Density||1,962.1/sq mi (757.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
In 1764, John Frankenberger purchased and laid out eighty-five lots with streets and alleys and named it "Berlin," his home in Germany. Subsequently, confusion with another community in Pennsylvania, led to altering the name to "East Berlin." By 1797 under the new owner John Hildebrand, East Berlin had approximately one hundred houses. When York County was divided in 1800, East Berlin became part of the newly created Adams County.
In 1877, the Berlin Branch Railroad was completed, linking the town to Berlin Junction on the Hanover Junction, Hanover and Gettysburg Railroad. The railroad operated until 1914, when the tracks were removed from East Berlin to Abbottstown. The rail line was relaid in 1916 and continued to operated as the East Berlin Railroad until 1939. The tracks were again removed in 1940.
In 1879, the community was incorporated as a borough.
East Berlin is located at (39.937890, -76.980942).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.
East Berlin is at the junction of State highways 194 and 234.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,365 people, 557 households, and 387 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,962.1 people per square mile (752.9/km²). There were 588 housing units at an average density of 845.2 per square mile (324.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.44% White, 0.51% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.88% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.86% of the population.
There were 557 households, out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the borough the population was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 18.2% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 86.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $38,819, and the median income for a family was $43,646. Males had a median income of $34,659 versus $21,971 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,818. About 5.7% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over.
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