New Berlin, Pennsylvania

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New Berlin is a borough in Union County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 838 at the 2000 census.



New Berlin is located at 40°52′49″N 76°59′11″W / 40.88028°N 76.98639°W / 40.88028; -76.98639 (40.880416, -76.986268).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

The Borough of New Berlin is located in central Pennsylvania on the southern edge of Union County. It sits along Penns Creek which is the dividing line between Union and Snyder County. New Berlin is a small Borough with a population of 838 (2000 census). The Borough is the site of the original Union County seat of government (now located in Lewisburg). The Courthouse building still stands on the Town Square and houses the New Berlin Post Office and the Courthouse Museum.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 838 people, 333 households, and 243 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,882.4 people per square mile (719.0/km²). There were 355 housing units at an average density of 797.4/sq mi (304.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.45% White, 0.24% African American, 0.60% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population. Ancestries: German (41.2%), United States (11.1%), English (6.1%), Irish (5.6%), Italian (4.1%), French (3.0%).

There were 333 households out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, 8.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.0% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the borough the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 5.1% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,523, and the median income for a family was $39,000. Males had a median income of $28,875 versus $21,528 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,547. About 6.3% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over.

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