Brookhaven, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Brookhaven, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Brookhaven had a population of 8,184 as of July 1, 2017. Brookhaven ranks in the upper 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 Brookhaven is located at latitude 39.8711 and longitude -75.3913 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Brookhaven (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Borough of Brookhaven (GNIS ID: 1215174) 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 Brookhaven population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookhaven: Brook Haven.


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Brookhaven, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,184
Daytime Population: Workers 2,572
Daytime Population: Residents 3,764
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,336
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 8,169
Population in Familes 6,324
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 4,796
Diversity Index3 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $67,737
Average Household Income $80,965
Per Capita Income $35,527

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,730 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,994 (80.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 593 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $212,909
Average Home Value $220,967
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,587
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,152
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.3% 0.26%
Households 0.2% 0.21%
Families 0.12% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.55%

Brookhaven, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brookhaven to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 132 93rd
Population Density # 163 91st
Diversity Index # 456 74th
Median Household Income # 271 85th
Per Capita Income # 212 88th

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