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Brookhaven, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Brookhaven had a population of 8,130 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brookhaven: Brook Haven.

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Brookhaven, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,130
Population in Households 8,115
Population in Familes 6,283
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 4,764
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 3,565
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,135
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,972 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 593 (15.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 155 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $212,456
Average Home Value $219,330


Median Household Income $64,337
Average Household Income $76,554
Per Capita Income $33,609
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.25%
Households 0.14% 0.16%
Families 0.01% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

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, 2016 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 # 133 93rd
Population Density1 # 160 91st
Diversity Index2 # 451 74th
Median Household Income # 273 85th
Per Capita Income # 226 87th

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