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The City of Bern had a population of 187 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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Bern, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 187
Daytime Population: Workers 290
Daytime Population: Residents 81
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 371
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.98
Population in Households 187
Population in Familes 162
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 655
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $58,139
Average Household Income $76,071
Per Capita Income $29,890


Total Housing Units 108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $96,552
Average Home Value $198,077


Total Households 93
Average Household Size 2.01
Family Households 65
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.66% 1.25%
Households 1.92% 1.26%
Families 5.2% 1.2%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

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, 2017 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 # 448 34th
Population Density # 412 39th
Diversity Index # 486 28th
Median Household Income # 123 82nd
Per Capita Income # 131 81st

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