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The City of New Berlin had a population of 40,743 as of July 1, 2021. New Berlin ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Berlin is located at latitude 42.9764 and longitude -88.1084 in Waukesha County. The formal boundaries for the City of New Berlin encompass a land area of 36.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.43 sq. miles. Waukesha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 922 feet.

The City of New 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 New Berlin: Mentor.

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

POPULATION

Total Population 40,743 (100%)
Population in Households 40,592 (99.6%)
Population in Families 33,658 (82.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 151 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 1,117
Diversity Index2 23
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $86,764
Average Household Income $109,065
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $45,940
Wealth Index5 142
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 17,698 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,138 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,016 (22.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 544 ( 3.1%)
Median Home Value $272,609
Average Home Value $308,383
Housing Affordability Index3 159
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,154
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 11,688
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.26% 0.31%
Households 0.46% 0.43%
Families 0.28% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.12%
Owner Occupied HU   0.57%

New Berlin, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New 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 # 16 98th
Population Density # 199 75th
Median Household Income # 60 92nd
Housing Affordability Index # 217 28th
Per Capita Income # 45 94th
Diversity Index # 201 74th

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