Bernville, PA
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Bernville is a tiny borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 951 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Bernville is the 795th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Bernville was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bernville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bernville is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Bernville who work in office and administrative support (11.65%), sales jobs (9.23%), and personal care services (7.03%).

Also of interest is that Bernville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Bernville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

As is often the case in a small borough, Bernville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Bernville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.91% of adults in Bernville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Bernville in 2010 was $23,920, which is middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,680 for a family of four. However, Bernville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Bernville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bernville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Bernville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.07% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Bernville include Polish, Irish, Italian, and Pennsylvania German.

The most common language spoken in Bernville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.