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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C
Berlin is a town in New York with a population of 1,565. Berlin is in Rensselaer County. Living in Berlin offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Berlin and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Berlin are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$825
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    4%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    17%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Berlin

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,357
National
$55,322
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Berlin Reviews

2 reviews
Berlin has beautiful rolling hills that surround the area and is very picturesque. However, it is a dying community--given the opportunity, young creatives typically move away, while those who become trapped in the cycle of poverty are more likely to stay. The immediate town has a local corner store, a Stewart's gas station, and a Dollar General.
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Berlin is a wonderful rural town in upstate New York. If you are into small town living this is the place for you. It is nicely located 30 minutes from Vermont, Albany, New York and Pittsfield.