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Berlin (pronounced /ˈbɜrlɨn/)[1] is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 2,380 at the 2000 census.

History

Berlin was first settled in 1665 and was officially incorporated in 1812.

Berlin lies in a low range of hills between the Nashua River and Assabet River valleys. Incorporated in 1812, the town was a residential and agricultural community, growing mixed hay grains and raising cattle. For a period after the Civil War, Berlin was home to a large shoe factory, and shoe manufacturing and lumbering provided non-agrarian jobs. The town soon moved into specialty market gardening, sending 41,000 bunches of asparagus to market in 1885, growing hops and raising chickens. By 1940, 83,600 dozen eggs were produced annually by the poultry farmers of Berlin.

 

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 16.1 square miles (33.9 km²), of which, 12.9 square miles (33.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (1.22%) is water. Berlin is adjacent to Hudson and Marlborough to the east, Bolton to the north, Clinton and Boylston to the west, and Northborough to the south.

 

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,380 people, 872 households, and 666 families residing in the town. The population density was 184.1 people per square mile (71.1/km²). There were 893 housing units at an average density of 69.1/sq mi (26.7/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.61% White, 0.17% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

There were 872 households out of which 34.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.8% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.6% were non-families. 18.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.0% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 99.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $65,667, and the median income for a family was $76,419. Males had a median income of $50,711 versus $32,330 for females. The per capita income for the town was $28,915. About 2.1% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

 

References

  1. ^ The town’s name is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

 

 

 
 
 
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