Birchwood Lakes, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Birchwood Lakes, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Birchwood Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 1,389 as of July 1, 2016. Birchwood Lakes ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Birchwood Lakes is located at latitude 41.2509 and longitude -74.9107 in Pike County. The formal boundaries for the Birchwood Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Pike County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The Birchwood Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633333) 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 Birchwood Lakes Census Designated Place is located within Township of Delaware, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pike County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Birchwood Lakes population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 1,389
Population in Households 1,389
Population in Familes 1,174
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,114
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 525
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 382
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 459 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 ( 8.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 301 (36.4%)
Median Home Value $180,882
Average Home Value $207,516


Median Household Income $56,541
Average Household Income $67,465
Per Capita Income $25,248
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.07%
Households -0.12% -0.11%
Families -0.17% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
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.

Birchwood Lakes, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Birchwood Lakes 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 # 812 54th
Population Density1 # 1024 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 394 78th
Median Household Income # 492 72nd
Per Capita Income # 833 53rd

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