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Long Branch, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Long Branch had a population of 424 as of July 1, 2016. Long Branch ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Long Branch is located at latitude 40.0983 and longitude -79.8801 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Long Branch (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The Borough of Long Branch (GNIS ID: 1215670) 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 Long Branch 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 Long Branch: Independence.

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


Total Population 424
Population in Households 410
Population in Familes 335
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 133
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 178
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 150 (73.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $96,491
Average Home Value $109,333


Median Household Income $40,131
Average Household Income $52,201
Per Capita Income $22,539
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.84% -0.67%
Households -0.7% -0.57%
Families -1.62% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.99%
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.

Long Branch, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Long Branch 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 # 1397 21st
Population Density1 # 1714 3rd
Diversity Index2 # 1659 6th
Median Household Income # 1353 23rd
Per Capita Income # 1248 29th

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