Berlin, Wisconsin

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Berlin, Wisconsin

Introduction to Berlin, Wisconsin

Berlin, Wisconsin, in Green Lake county, is located 20 miles W of Oshkosh, Wisconsin (center to center) and is 82 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are 5,305 residents in the city.

Berlin History

Berlin and nearby Attractions

  • Omro Area Historical Museum
  • Mascoutin Valley State Trail
  • Ripon Historical Museum
  • Plamann County Park
  • Hartman Creek State Park
  • Hazelwood

Things To Do In Berlin

Berlin offers easy access to Mascoutin Valley State Trail, Plamann County Park, and Hartman Creek State Park. One can also pay a visit to the Hazelwood, a Greek revival home which was built in 1837 for entrepreneur Morgan L. Martin. History buffs should visit the Omro Area Historical Museum, Ripon Historical Museum, and EAA Air Adventure Museum. The city has several parks such as River Side Park, Market Square, and East Side Park. Berlin is also home to churches like the Grace English Lutheran Church, Saint Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church, Federated Church of Berlin, and Victory Baptist Church.

Berlin Transportation

Wittman Regional Airport is less than an hour's drive away.

Berlin Higher Education

University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Fox Valley Technical College at Appleton, and Moraine Park Technical College are the centers of higher education.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 14% Berlin Racial Diversity
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Berlin Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Berlin, Wisconsin

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

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

The People

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 5 4
College Educated Adults 4 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 8 8
Public Transportation Use 5 8
Working at Home 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 7
People Living Alone 8 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Berlin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 20 miles W of Oshkosh, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 82 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Green Lake
Standard Zip Codes 54923
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.968
Longitude -88.943

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 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 24 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 31.5 inches
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 24 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Berlin Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,305 100%
Male 2,545 48%
Female 2,760 52%
Under 18 1,333 25.1%
18+ 3,972 74.9%
65+ 954 18%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 2.96
White 5,077 95.7%
African-American 8 0.2%
Asian 41 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 15 0.3%
Other 131 2.5%
Mixed Race 32 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 242 4.6%

Estimated Berlin Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,213
Growth -92
Growth % -1.7%

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
German 44.7%
Polish 11%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.8%
Irish 7.3%
US/American 6.2%
English 4.3%
Norwegian 3.8%
Italian 2.5%
Welsh 2.2%
Dutch 2.1%
Danish 1.2%
French Canadian 1%
Scottish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
European 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Finnish 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Serbian 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Auroraville (54923)

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)
Berlin 5,305 $44,922
Green Lake 1,100 $49,091
Lohrville 408 $36,500
Omro 3,177 $52,143
Princeton 1,504 $41,023
Redgranite 1,040 $34,875
Ripon 6,828 $51,100

Berlin Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(920) 361-1313
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Berlin

(As of 2006)
822 Broadway
(920) 361-1600
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.3

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