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Berlin, New York
The Town of Berlin is located on the eastern border of the county.
The east town line is the border of Massachusetts.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 155.2 km² (59.9 mi²). 154.5 km² (59.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.45% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 1,901 people, 729 households, and 500 families residing in the town. The population density is 12.3/km² (31.9/mi²). There are 1,034 housing units at an average density of 6.7/km² (17.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 98.42% White, 0.00% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 1.10% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 729 households out of which 33.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% are married couples living together, 9.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 31.4% are non-families. 23.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.2% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.11.
In the town the population is spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 99.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town is $38,875, and the median income for a family is $44,464. Males have a median income of $32,500 versus $28,088 for females. The per capita income for the town is $17,733. 12.0% of the population and 9.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 19.0% of those under the age of 18 and 8.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Communities and locations in Berlin
- Berlin -- The hamlet of Berlin on Route 22.
- Bucks Corner -- A hamlet at the junction of Routes 40 and 41 in the western part of the town.
- Center Berlin -- A hamlet south of Berlin village on Route 22.
- Cherry Plain -- A hamlet in the south part of the town on Route 22.
- Cherry Plain State Park -- A state park in the southwest part of the town.
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