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 (10.41%), maintenance occupations (8.92%), and sales jobs (7.76%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Berlin is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Berlin is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.62 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

In Berlin, just 11.78% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Berlin in 2010 was $21,348, which is low income relative to New Hampshire, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,392 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 Spanish.