New Brighton, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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New Brighton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of New Brighton had a population of 5,925 as of July 1, 2015. New Brighton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for New Brighton is located at latitude 40.7356 and longitude -80.3095 in Beaver County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of New Brighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Beaver County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 738 feet.

The Borough of New Brighton (GNIS ID: 1214885) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with New Brighton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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New Brighton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 5,925
Population in Households 5,843
Population in Familes 4,421
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density1 5,739
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 2,611
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,530
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,934 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,253 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,358 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 323 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $93,875
Average Home Value $103,711


Median Household Income $38,214
Average Household Income $46,478
Per Capita Income $20,512
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.32% -0.17%
Households -0.03% -0.08%
Families -0.25% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


New Brighton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Brighton to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 207 88th
Population Density1 # 97 95th
Diversity Index2 # 260 85th
Median Household Income # 1456 18th
Per Capita Income # 1431 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.