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The City of Berlin had a population of 5,570 as of July 1, 2021. Berlin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Berlin is located at latitude 43.968 and longitude -88.9435 in Green Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Berlin encompass a land area of 5.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles. Green Lake County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 807 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Berlin are located in Green Lake County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Waushara County.

The City of Berlin has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Berlin: Strongs Landing, Strongville.

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Berlin, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 5,570 (100%)
Population in Households 5,541 (99.5%)
Population in Families 4,325 (77.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 29 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 963
Diversity Index2 34


Median Household Income $52,015
Average Household Income $64,761
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $27,320
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,636 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,589 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 767 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $128,310
Average Home Value $159,446
Housing Affordability Index3 202


Total Households 2,356
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,475
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.13% -0.08%
Households 0.3% 0.03%
Families 0.36% -0.07%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
Owner Occupied HU   0.2%

Berlin, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berlin to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 140 82nd
Population Density # 255 67th
Median Household Income # 600 23rd
Housing Affordability Index # 528 68th
Per Capita Income # 585 25th
Diversity Index # 109 86th

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