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Bern, Wisconsin
Location of Bern, Wisconsin
Location of Bern, Wisconsin
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Marathon
 • Total 34.1 sq mi (88.3 km2)
 • Land 34.1 sq mi (88.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,434 ft (437 m)
 • Total 591
 • Density 17.33/sq mi (6.693/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 715 & 534
FIPS code 55-07000
GNIS feature ID 1582802

Bern is a town in Marathon County, Wisconsin, United States. It is part of the Wausau, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 591 at the 2010 census. The unincorporated community of Gad is located partially in the town.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 34.1 square miles (88.3 km²), of which 34.1 square miles (88.3 km²) is land and 0.03% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 562 people, 170 households, and 148 families residing in the town. The population density was 16.5 people per square mile (6.4/km²). There were 180 housing units at an average density of 5.3 per square mile (2.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.82% White, and 0.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 170 households out of which 38.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.8% were married couples living together, 4.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 12.4% were non-families. 8.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.31 and the average family size was 3.54.

In the town, the population was spread out with 31.5% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 106.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $50,000, and the median income for a family was $51,500. Males had a median income of $30,357 versus $21,442 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,854. About 7.7% of families and 11.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.2% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.

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