Briar Creek, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Briar Creek, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Briar Creek had a population of 658 as of July 1, 2015. Briar Creek ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Briar Creek is located at latitude 41.0492 and longitude -76.284 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Briar Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 495 feet.

The Borough of Briar Creek 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 Briar Creek population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Borough of Briar Creek, PA Boundary Map

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Briar Creek, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 658
Population in Households 632
Population in Familes 491
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 399
Diversity Index2 10
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 279
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 171
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 204 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 75 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $115,625
Average Home Value $132,439
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,722
Average Household Income $52,460
Per Capita Income $22,941
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.06% 0.0%
Households 0.21% 0.14%
Families 3.6% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
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.

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Briar Creek, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Briar Creek 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 # 1188 33rd
Population Density1 # 1501 15th
Diversity Index2 # 1001 43rd
Median Household Income # 1174 34th
Per Capita Income # 1118 37th

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