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The City of Bern had a population of 185 as of July 1, 2016. Bern ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bern is located at latitude 39.9613 and longitude -95.9712 in Nemaha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bern (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Nemaha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,280 feet.

The City of Bern (GNIS ID: 2394147) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Bern is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nemaha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bern population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bern: Basel, Collins, Lehman.

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Bern, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 185
Population in Households 185
Population in Familes 161
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 648
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 93
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 65
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 16 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $96,429
Average Home Value $185,855


Median Household Income $56,303
Average Household Income $72,432
Per Capita Income $29,080
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.75% 1.26%
Households 2.24% 1.46%
Families 6.06% 1.49%
Median Household Income   2.03%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bern, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bern to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 453 33rd
Population Density1 # 419 38th
Diversity Index2 # 512 24th
Median Household Income # 128 81st
Per Capita Income # 112 83rd

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