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New Brighton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of New Brighton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Beaver County at latitude 40.7356 and longitude -80.3095. Beaver County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 738 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of New Brighton, but most people and references simply refer to it as New Brighton, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for New Brighton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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New Brighton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 5,941
Population in Households 5,859
Population in Familes 4,448
Population in Group Qrtrs 82
Population Density1 5,755
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 2,614
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,537
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,939 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,267 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,346 (45.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 325 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $86,295
Average Home Value $94,756


Median Household Income $37,313
Average Household Income $45,798
Per Capita Income $20,183
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.33% -0.2%
Households -0.01% -0.08%
Families -0.2% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   3.08%
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, 2014 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 # 204 88th
Population Density1 # 97 95th
Diversity Index2 # 254 86th
Median Household Income # 1492 15th
Per Capita Income # 1415 20th

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