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Birchwood Lakes, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Birchwood Lakes Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Pike County at latitude 41.2509 and longitude -74.9107. Pike County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,125 feet.

The formal official name is the Birchwood Lakes Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Birchwood Lakes, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Birchwood Lakes indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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Birchwood Lakes, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,343
Population in Households 1,343
Population in Familes 1,137
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,077
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 515
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 375
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 451 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 ( 7.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 311 (37.7%)
Median Home Value $137,156
Average Home Value $142,722


Median Household Income $56,618
Average Household Income $67,385
Per Capita Income $25,559
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.74% -0.57%
Households -0.63% -0.55%
Families -0.68% -0.65%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   3.01%
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 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 833 53rd
Population Density1 # 1041 41st
Diversity Index2 # 390 78th
Median Household Income # 464 74th
Per Capita Income # 687 61st

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