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Briar Creek, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Briar Creek is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Columbia County at latitude 41.0492 and longitude -76.284. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 495 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Briar Creek 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 Briar Creek (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles.

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Briar Creek, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 661
Population in Households 634
Population in Familes 494
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density1 401
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 280
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 172
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 206 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $104,082
Average Home Value $119,660


Median Household Income $43,181
Average Household Income $51,358
Per Capita Income $22,407
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.04% 0.12%
Households 0.34% 0.14%
Families 4.61% 0.12%
Median Household Income   3.41%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
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.


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, 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 # 1185 33rd
Population Density1 # 1499 15th
Diversity Index2 # 1010 43rd
Median Household Income # 1160 34th
Per Capita Income # 1146 35th

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