Berlin, Pennsylvania

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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.

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Geography

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 23 miles (37 km) SSW of Altoona. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 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

As of the census[3] 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/sq mi (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.

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