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Berlin, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Berlin had a population of 396 as of July 1, 2020. Berlin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Berlin is located at latitude 31.0682 and longitude -83.6238 in Colquitt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Berlin encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Colquitt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 262 feet.

The City of Berlin (GNIS ID: 2403860) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Berlin is located within Berlin-Ellenton Division of Colquitt County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Berlin: Lens.


Berlin, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 396 (100%)
Population in Households 396 (100.0%)
Population in Families 340 (85.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 474
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $47,517
Average Household Income $62,919
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $23,583
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (42.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (40.7%)
Median Home Value $102,500
Average Home Value $109,250
Housing Affordability Index3 287


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -3.17% -0.93%
Households -3.23% -1.02%
Families -3.53% -1.01%
Median Household Income   2.16%
Per Capita Income   2.19%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.6%


Berlin, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berlin to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 492 21st
Population Density # 352 44th
Median Household Income # 248 60th
Housing Affordability Index # 535 86th
Per Capita Income # 255 59th
Diversity Index # 113 82nd

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