Berlin, New Jersey

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Berlin, New Jersey

Introduction to Berlin, New Jersey

Berlin, New Jersey, in Camden county, is 10 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey and 16 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There are 6,149 residents in the town.

Berlin History

The area that is now Berlin was once known as 'Long-a-Coming.' In 1714, the first European settled in Berlin. Iron forges and glassworks were among the early small industries of the area in the 1800s. In 1867, the area was renamed Berlin, and it became a town in 1910. In 1927, Berlin was formally incorporated as a borough, extricating it from the Berlin Township.

Berlin and nearby Attractions

  • Berlin Park
  • South Jersey Museum of American History
  • Camden Children's Garden
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Adventure Aquarium
  • Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site

Things To Do In Berlin

Popular nearby museums include the Barclay Farmstead Museum, the Indian King Tavern Museum, Battleship New Jersey, and the Atwater Kent Museum. The Heritage Glass Museum exhibits interesting glassware and glassblowing tools. The Neshaminy State Park, located on the Delaware River, offers opportunities for swimming, fishing, boating and hiking. Other local parks include the Independence National Historical Park, Rancocas State Park, and Parvin State Park.

Berlin Transportation

Air transportation is available at Philadelphia International Airport.

Berlin Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Camden County College, the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia University and Burlington County College, among others.

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High Points

Berlin strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New Jersey):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 14% Berlin Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Berlin Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Berlin Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Berlin, New Jersey

Comparing Berlin to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New Jersey (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Age of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 3
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 7
Portion of People Married 8 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 6
Median Family Income 9 6
College Educated Adults 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 6
Working at Home 6 5
Short Commute Times 3 7
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 5 7
Affordability of Rents 4 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
People Living Alone 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 6

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Berlin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SE of Gloucester, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Camden
Standard Zip Codes 08009
Phone Area Codes 856
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.791
Longitude -74.929

Berlin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 47.1 inches
Distance 9.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 40 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
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Berlin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 6,149 100%
Male 3,045 49.5%
Female 3,104 50.5%
Under 18 1,513 24.6%
18+ 4,636 75.4%
65+ 837 13.6%
Median Age 38.2
Average Family Size 3.19
White 5,784 94.1%
African-American 134 2.2%
Asian 104 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.2%
Other 30 0.5%
Mixed Race 80 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 130 2.1%

Estimated Berlin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,844
Growth 1,695
Growth % 27.6%

Berlin Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Italian 27.4%
Irish 23.2%
German 15.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
English 6.3%
Polish 4.1%
US/American 2.8%
Norwegian 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Ukrainian 1.5%
Russian 1.5%
Turkish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
European 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
Hungarian 0.6%
Scottish 0.5%
African 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Swiss 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Berlin 6,149 $68,704
Clementon 4,986 $50,963
Gibbsboro 2,435 $63,864
Laurel Springs 1,970 $58,854
Lindenwold 17,414 $40,931
Pine Hill 10,880 $50,040
Voorhees 28,126 $86,873

Berlin Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(856) 355-0070
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Berlin

(As of 2006)
265 Route 73 North
(856) 753-8787
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