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Berea is a city in Madison County, in the Richmond metro area.

The community was named for the biblical city.

The latitude of Berea is 37.568N. The longitude is -84.296W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,024 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,259.


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Median household income
Local
$30,480
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Berea demographic reports
Berea is in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Local festivals include:
  • Spoonbread Festival - Sept. 14-16, 2007
  • International Festival - May 17-20, 2007
  • L&N Day - June 2, 2007
Dates often change. Check Berea web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Berea College Appalachian Museum
Colleges and universities: Berea College

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Berea demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Madison County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lexington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 40461 ZIP code.

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12% of Berea residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Berea ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Berea was $15,025, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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23% of Berea residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Berea, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $354.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $703.


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Libraries in Berea include Berea Branch Library ... View libraries

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Madison County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Berea political report.

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The average commute time for Berea workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Berea include Comfort Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Berea, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Knights Inn, Super 8.

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