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Berne is a town in Albany County, in the Albany metro area.
The community was named for the city in Switzerland.
The latitude of Berne is 42.625N. The longitude is -74.133W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,345 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,846.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Berne demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Albany County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Albany area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12059 ZIP code.
21% of Berne residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Berne ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Berne was $22,095, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Berne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Berne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $413. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $966.
Libraries in Berne include Berne Public Library ... View libraries
Albany County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Berne political report.
The average commute time for Berne workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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