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New Brighton, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of New Brighton had a population of 5,939 as of July 1, 2017. New Brighton ranks in the upper 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 New Brighton is located at latitude 40.7356 and longitude -80.3095 in Beaver County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of New Brighton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Beaver County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 738 feet.

The Borough of New Brighton (GNIS ID: 1214885) 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 New Brighton 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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New Brighton, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,939
Daytime Population: Workers 1,359
Daytime Population: Residents 3,203
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,562
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.77
Population in Households 5,859
Population in Familes 4,433
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 5,756
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $36,881
Average Household Income $48,622
Per Capita Income $21,479


Total Housing Units 2,930 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,263 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,330 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $75,175
Average Home Value $86,472


Total Households 2,593
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,526
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% -0.21%
Households -0.12% -0.17%
Families -0.22% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.75%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

New Brighton, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Brighton 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 # 202 89th
Population Density # 95 95th
Diversity Index # 284 84th
Median Household Income # 1578 10th
Per Capita Income # 1491 15th

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