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Welcome to Berlin ...

Berlin is located in Somerset County<1>.


The location of Berlin has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Berlin, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1805.

When the people of Berlin refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Berliner<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Berlin has a population of 1,943 people<4> (see below for details).

Berlin is 2,320 feet [707 m] above sea level.<5> In other words, the elevation of Berlin is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Berlin lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Berlin: (814)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Berlin had an population of 1,943 people. This is a decrease of 7.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Berlin had a population of 2,104 people. This makes Berlin the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Berlin represents 0.02% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 418th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,104 people, the population of Berlin decreased 4.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,192 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Berlin.

Communities Also Named Berlin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 49 communities that are also named Berlin - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa (2), Kansas (5), Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Berlin.

Communities near Berlin ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Berlin.

  • Frostburg
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frostburg
    • Frostburg is located in Allegany County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,465 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frostburg <6>
  • Somerset
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
    • Somerset is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,817 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerset <6>
  • Meyersdale
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Boswell
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boswell
    • Boswell is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,180 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boswell <6>
  • Central City
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
    • Central City is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,021 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City <6>
  • Grantsville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Hyndman
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyndman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyndman
    • Hyndman is located in Bedford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 854 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyndman <6>
  • Rockwood
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Salisbury
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Jennerstown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jennerstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennerstown
    • Jennerstown is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 637 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jennerstown <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Berlin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Berlin.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Berlin. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Berlin.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Berlin. See our Newspapers Page for Berlin.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Berlin ...

Looking for more information about Berlin? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Berlin, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Berlin.

Adding Berlin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Berlin in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Berlin was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Berlin post office opened in 1805.

We also found Berlin in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Berlin.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Berlin. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Somerset County: www.co.somerset.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Somerset, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Berlin refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Berlin may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Berlin.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Berlin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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