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Bertha, Minnesota
Location of Bertha, Minnesota
Location of Bertha, Minnesota
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Todd
Area
 • Total 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Land 1.02 sq mi (2.64 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
1,391 ft (424 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 497
 • Estimate 
(2012)
485
 • Density 487.3/sq mi (188.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
56437
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-05482
GNIS feature ID 0639980

Bertha is a city in Todd County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 497 at the 2010 census.

History

Bertha was platted in 1891, and named for Bertha Ristan, an early settler. Bertha was incorporated in 1897.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.02 square miles (2.64 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 39
1900 277 610.3%
1910 296 6.9%
1920 444 50.0%
1930 490 10.4%
1940 578 18.0%
1950 577 −0.2%
1960 562 −2.6%
1970 512 −8.9%
1980 510 −0.4%
1990 507 −0.6%
2000 470 −7.3%
2010 497 5.7%
Est. 2015 471 −5.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 497 people, 205 households, and 120 families residing in the city. The population density was 487.3 inhabitants per square mile (188.1/km2). There were 231 housing units at an average density of 226.5 per square mile (87.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.2% White, 0.2% African American, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.2% of the population.

There were 205 households of which 33.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.5% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.29.

The median age in the city was 37.3 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 19.8% were from 45 to 64; and 19.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 470 people, 211 households, and 128 families residing in the city. The population density was 458.2 people per square mile (176.2/km²). There were 228 housing units at an average density of 222.3 per square mile (85.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.72% White, 0.21% Native American, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 211 households out of which 26.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 33.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 24.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.8% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 21.1% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 24.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 76.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,625, and the median income for a family was $32,708. Males had a median income of $28,125 versus $20,536 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,171. About 13.2% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.8% of those under age 18 and 15.8% of those age 65 or over.

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