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Brownstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Brownstown Census Designated Place had a population of 3,072 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Brownstown is located at latitude 40.1271 and longitude -76.2182 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Brownstown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 351 feet.

The Brownstown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2634418) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Brownstown Census Designated Place is located within Township of West Earl, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lancaster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brownstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,072
Population in Households 3,068
Population in Familes 2,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,236
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 1,056
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 843
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 886 (82.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (15.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Average Home Value $249,916


Median Household Income $78,030
Average Household Income $106,671
Per Capita Income $36,533
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 1.03%
Households 1.14% 1.02%
Families 0.93% 0.95%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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.

Brownstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownstown 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 # 442 75th
Population Density1 # 958 46th
Diversity Index2 # 564 68th
Median Household Income # 155 91st
Per Capita Income # 187 89th

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