Bernville, Pennsylvania

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Bernville, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Bernville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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People in Middle Class or Better
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Top 18% Bernville People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Bernville, Pennsylvania

Comparing Bernville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 8
Average Household Size 5 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
Median Family Income 8 7
People Above Poverty 7 7
College Educated Adults 3 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 6
Working at Home 5 7
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 4
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1
Housing Recently Built 1 2

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Bernville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NW of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Berks
Metro Area Reading
Standard Zip Codes 19506
Phone Area Codes 610
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.444
Longitude -76.112

Bernville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 35 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 9.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
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Bernville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 865 100%
Male 410 47.4%
Female 455 52.6%
Under 18 218 25.2%
18+ 647 74.8%
65+ 139 16.1%
Median Age 36.3
Average Family Size 2.85
White 848 98%
African-American 5 0.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 7 0.8%
Mixed Race 5 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 12 1.4%

Estimated Bernville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 881
Growth 16
Growth % 1.8%

Bernville 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
German 57.3%
US/American 12.9%
Pennsylvania German 5.2%
Italian 4.4%
Irish 4%
English 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.6%
Polish 2.4%
Swiss 2.1%
Dutch 2%
Hungarian 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
British 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Bernville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Garfield (19506)
New Schaefferstown (19506)
North Heidelberg (19506)
Upper Bern (19506)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bernville 865 $47,031
Centerport 327 $51,250
Leesport 1,805 $51,761
Robesonia 2,036 $52,150
Strausstown 339 $48,594
Wernersville 2,150 $54,103
Womelsdorf 2,599 $53,456

Bernville Public Libraries

Bernville Area Community Lib
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Bernville High Schools (2004)

Serves 827 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.1

Bernville Colleges

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