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Berne, IN

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Overview


Berne is a very small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 4,161 people and just one neighborhood, Berne is the 146th largest community in Indiana.

Occupations and Workforce

Berne is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Berne is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Berne who work in office and administrative support (15.72%), healthcare (10.51%), and management occupations (7.44%).

A relatively large number of people in Berne telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.57% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Berne spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.24 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Berne is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The citizens of Berne are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.94% of adults in Berne having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Berne in 2018 was $24,922, which is lower middle income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,688 for a family of four. However, Berne contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Berne home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Berne residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Berne include German, Swiss, Irish, English, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Berne is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Berne, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

People

With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 85.7% of the neighborhoods in IN. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Swiss ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 10.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Swiss ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Berne are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 62.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 16.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 62.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 32.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.9% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.7%), and 17.2% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.9% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Berne, IN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.7%). There are also a number of people of Swiss ancestry (10.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (6.6%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (6.4%), along with some Norwegian ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.6% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (82.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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