Berlin, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 180 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +28.6%
Males: 93  (51.9%)
Females: 87  (48.1%)
Median resident age:  49.4 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip code: 62670

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,837 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Berlin:

$43,837
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $23,219 (it was $15,079 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $60,895 (it was $67,100 in 2000)
Berlin:

$60,895
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $78,586; Detached houses: $101,260; Mobile homes: $28,200

Median gross rent in 2016: $560.

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    • 17697.8%White alone
    • 21.1%Hispanic
    • 10.6%Asian alone
    • 10.6%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Berlin: 84.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (17.1%), German (14.3%), Irish (10.0%), French (2.9%), Scottish (2.9%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/06/1900

Elevation: 640 feet

Land area: 1.00 square miles.

Population density: 181 people per square mile   (very low).

Berlin, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Berlin:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Berlin village:

  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,146 (3.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $872 (1.4%)

Berlin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (13.6 miles , pop. 111,454).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (80.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (185.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: New Berlin, IL (1.5 miles ), Loami, IL (2.5 miles ), Curran, IL (2.7 miles ), Pleasant Plains, IL (2.9 miles ), Ashland, IL (3.3 miles ), Waverly, IL (3.4 miles ), Leland Grove, IL (3.4 miles ), Jerome, IL (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 39.76 N, Longitude: 89.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Berlin household income distribution Berlin home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -50 (-26.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (31%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (2%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Average climate in Berlin, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Berlin, Illinois average temperatures Berlin, Illinois average precipitation Berlin, Illinois humidity Berlin, Illinois wind speed Berlin, Illinois snowfall Berlin, Illinois sunshine Berlin, Illinois clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Berlin-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 83% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Berlin village center killed 2 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/22/1963, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the village center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Berlin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 141.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 126.0 miles away from Berlin center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 167.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 180.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 141.5 miles away from Berlin center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 126.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sangamon County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Berlin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Berlin:

  • CONCORDIA VILLAGE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • ADVANCED HEALTHCARE SERVICES, LLC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • LEWIS MEMORIAL CHRISTIAN VLG (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • SANGAMON NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • FIRST CARE HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • DAVITA - SPRINGFIELD MONTVALE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • WESTABBE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SPRINGFIELD, IL)

Amtrak station near Berlin:

  • 14 miles: SPRINGFIELD (WASHINGTON & 3RD STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Berlin:

  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 16 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,748)
  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 16 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 5,460)
  • Millikin University (about 50 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,419)
  • Richland Community College (about 55 miles; Decatur, IL; FT enrollment: 2,434)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 58 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)
  • Western Illinois University (about 65 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 67 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)

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Cemetery: Berlin Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Sangamon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 62.0. This is better than average.

City:

62.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 25.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 16.4%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.1 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  57.1%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  11.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.4
Illinois average:

12.1

Berlin travel time to work - commute Berlin mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Berlin village (based on Sangamon County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant42,075115
Catholic31,73416
Mainline Protestant22,81161
Other6,66319
Black Protestant4,51313
Orthodox2801
None89,389-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 28
Sangamon County:

1.44 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Sangamon County:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
Sangamon County:

3.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
Here:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.8%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Sangamon County:

27.9%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.0%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 3$300
Other and Unallocable 0$0 7$376
Totals for Government 0$0 10$676

Berlin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $5,000 ($27.78)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($16.67)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($11.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($11.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($11.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $36,000 ($200.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($44.44)

Berlin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($11.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000 ($72.22)
    Highways: $4,000 ($22.22)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.56)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($5.56)
    NEC: $1,000 ($5.56)

Berlin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $70,000 ($388.89)

4.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,957 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.01% of residents moved from foreign countries ($69 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.01%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cook County, IL  0.38% ($34,115 average AGI)
from Menard County, IL  0.22% ($37,706)
from Christian County, IL  0.19% ($36,387)


4.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($44,851 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.40%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($279 average AGI)
Sangamon County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cook County, IL  0.32% ($35,734 average AGI)
to Christian County, IL  0.19% ($32,861)
to Menard County, IL  0.19% ($37,592)

Strongest AM radio stations in Berlin:

  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFMB (1450 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLDS (1180 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • WTAX (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WJIL (1550 AM; 1 kW; JACKSONVILLE, IL)
  • WMAY (970 AM; 1 kW; SPRINGFIELD, IL)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Berlin:

  • WYMG (100.5 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WNNS (98.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WDBR (103.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WFMB-FM (104.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WYVR (97.7 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WLUJ (89.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WJVO (105.5 FM; SOUTH JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO., INC.)
  • WQQL (101.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WQNA (88.3 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: CAPITAL AREA CAREER CENTER)
  • WUIS (91.9 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF IL AT SPRINGFIELD)
  • WSCT (90.5 FM; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE)
  • WCVS-FM (96.7 FM; VIRDEN, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLWJ (88.1 FM; PETERSBURG, IL; Owner: CORNERSTONE COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WEAI (107.1 FM; LYNNVILLE, IL; Owner: JERDON BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIBI (91.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • W201BL (88.1 FM; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Berlin:

  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WCFN (Channel 49; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W08DP (Channel 8; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: W. CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUC'L TELECOMM. CORPORATION)
  • W33AY (Channel 33; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W28BE (Channel 28; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: THE MARIAN CENTER)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Berlin)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BERLIN, 2630 Jimtown Rd (Lat: 39.759750 Lon: -89.939528), Structure height: 55.5 m, Overall height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WPOR555
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6226.89 MHzGrant Date: 05/28/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/10/2015, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • BERLIN, N Of Hwy 36 W Of 90 (Lat: 39.800583 Lon: -89.955917), Overall height: 75.3 m, Call Sign: KZA71
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.19 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6123.10 MHzGrant Date: 02/02/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 06/30/2015, Certifier: Paul WilsonRegistrant: At&t Corp, 675 West Peachtree Street, Nw Rm 34a16, Atlanta, GA 30308, Phone: (404) 927-2692, Fax: (404) 522-7665, Email:

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$147,680
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2004 2003 2002 2001 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0035.00

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Berlin compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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