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Berne is a city in Adams County, in the Decatur metro area.

The community was named for the city in Switzerland.

The latitude of Berne is 40.657N. The longitude is -84.951W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 843 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,121.


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Median household income
Local
$35,491
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Berne demographic reports
The community was founded by Mennonite immigrants in 1852.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Swiss Days Festival - July 26-28, 2007
  • Swiss Heritage Festival - Sept. 8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Berne web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Berne demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Adams County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Wayne area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 46711 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

30% of Berne residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $17,394, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Berne residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Berne, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $348.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $684.


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Libraries in Berne include Berne Public Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Berne workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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