kids encyclopedia robot

Bern, Kansas facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Bern, Kansas
Location within Nemaha County and Kansas
Location within Nemaha County and Kansas
KDOT map of Nemaha County (legend)
Country United States
State Kansas
County Nemaha
Government
 • Type Mayor–Council
Area
 • Total 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Land 0.29 sq mi (0.75 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,280 ft (390 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 166
 • Estimate 
(2012)
165
 • Density 572/sq mi (221.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66408
Area code 785
FIPS code 20-06275
GNIS feature ID 0472747

Bern is a city in Nemaha County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 166.

History

Bern had its start in the late 1880s by the building of the railroad through that territory. It was named by Swiss immigrants after Bern, the capital of Switzerland.

Geography

Bern is located at 39°57′44″N 95°58′19″W / 39.96222°N 95.97194°W / 39.96222; -95.97194 (39.9622218, -95.9719422). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.75 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 306
1940 236 −22.9%
1950 216 −8.5%
1960 206 −4.6%
1970 191 −7.3%
1980 220 15.2%
1990 190 −13.6%
2000 204 7.4%
2010 166 −18.6%
Est. 2015 166 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 166 people, 81 households, and 45 families residing in the city. The population density was 572.4 inhabitants per square mile (221.0/km2). There were 95 housing units at an average density of 327.6 per square mile (126.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 91.0% White, 0.6% African American, 3.0% Native American, 3.0% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.0% of the population.

There were 81 households of which 21.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.1% were married couples living together, 4.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.4% were non-families. 40.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.73.

The median age in the city was 43.5 years. 18.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.8% were from 25 to 44; 28.2% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 204 people, 86 households, and 55 families residing in the city. The population density was 748.7 people per square mile (291.7/km²). There were 102 housing units at an average density of 374.4 per square mile (145.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.51% White, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population.

There were 86 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.8% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% were non-families, and 24.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $40,417, and the median income for a family was $49,000. Males had a median income of $34,063 versus $21,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,254. About 7.4% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 5.7% of those sixty five or over.

City
Schools
Maps
kids search engine
Bern, Kansas Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.