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Burnham, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Burnham had a population of 1,976 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Burnham is located at latitude 40.6343 and longitude -77.563 in Mifflin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Burnham (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mifflin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 554 feet.

The Borough of Burnham (GNIS ID: 1215454) 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 Burnham 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 Burnham: Freedom Forge, Logan.

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


Total Population 1,976
Population in Households 1,975
Population in Familes 1,576
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,878
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 828
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 547
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 938 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 564 (60.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 110 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $83,333
Average Home Value $98,050


Median Household Income $39,096
Average Household Income $47,717
Per Capita Income $20,001
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.62% -0.44%
Households -0.72% -0.51%
Families -0.85% -0.59%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
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.

Burnham, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burnham 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 # 648 63rd
Population Density1 # 731 59th
Diversity Index2 # 1117 37th
Median Household Income # 1413 20th
Per Capita Income # 1553 12th

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