Brownstown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Brownstown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Brownstown had a population of 696 as of July 1, 2018. Brownstown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 Brownstown is located at latitude 40.3334 and longitude -78.9373 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Brownstown (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,516 feet.

The Borough of Brownstown (GNIS ID: 1215010) 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 Brownstown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Brownstown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 696
Population in Households 696
Population in Familes 563
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,971
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $37,664
Average Household Income $46,636
Per Capita Income $20,762


Total Housing Units 334 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (76.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (14.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $54,087
Average Home Value $71,275


Total Households 303
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 196
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 -0.81% -0.94%
Households -0.66% -0.87%
Families -1.17% -1.04%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   3.18%

Brownstown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brownstown to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1150 35th
Population Density # 441 75th
Diversity Index # 1392 22nd
Median Household Income # 1579 10th
Per Capita Income # 1601 9th

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