Berlin, NH
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Berlin is a somewhat small city located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 9,367 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Berlin is the 30th largest community in New Hampshire. Much of the housing stock in Berlin was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Berlin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Berlin is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Berlin who work in office and administrative support (11.34%), maintenance occupations (9.83%), and sales jobs (8.55%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Berlin has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Berlin a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Berlin spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.57 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Berlin with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.79% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Berlin in 2010 was $22,240, which is low income relative to New Hampshire, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,960 for a family of four. However, Berlin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Berlin is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Greek.