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About Berlin
History of Berlin up to 1964

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Demographics

Per the United States Census Bureau census of 2000, there were 6,149 people, 2,205 households, and 1,660 families residing in the Borough of Berlin. The population density was 663.2/km?(1,718.6/mi?. There were 2,275 housing units at an average density of 245.4/km?(635.8/mi?. The racial makeup of the borough was 94.06% White, 2.18% African American, 0.21% Native American, 1.69% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.11% of the population.

There were 2,205 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 19.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.76 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the Borough of Berlin the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $60,286, and the median income for a family was $68,704. Males had a median income of $44,211 versus $31,980 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $24,675. About 1.9% of families and 3.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.
Federal, State & Representation

Berlin Borough is in the First Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 6th Legislative District[2].

New Jersey's First Congressional District, covering portions of Burlington County, Camden County and Gloucester County, is represented by Rob Andrews (D, Haddon Heights). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Robert Menendez (D, Hoboken).

The 6th Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by John H. Adler (D, Cherry Hill) and in the Assembly by Louis Greenwald (D, Voorhees) and Pamela Rosen Lampitt (D, Cherry Hill). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R).

Camden County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. Camden County's Freeholders are: Louis Cappelli, Jr. (Freeholder Director), Edward McDonnell (Freeholder Deputy Director), Riletta L. Cream, Thomas J. Gurick, Jeffrey L. Nash, Joseph Ripa and Carmen Rodriguez.
Education

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend the Berlin Community School, which serves a total of 772 students.

For grades 9 through 12, students attend Eastern Regional High School, Camden County, a limited-purpose, public regional school district consisting of Eastern High School and Eastern Intermediate High School. The schools serve a combined population of approximately 37,000 in the communities of Berlin Borough, Gibbsboro and Voorhees Township. The District operates two high schools, Eastern High School with over 1,000 students for grades 11 and 12 and Eastern Intermediate High School with nearly 1,150 students for grades 9 and 10. Both schools are located on the same site, but operate independently. Eastern presently enrolls about 2,131 students at the two high schools.