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Berwick, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Berwick had a population of 10,135 as of July 1, 2017. Berwick ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Berwick is located at latitude 41.055 and longitude -76.251 in Columbia County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Berwick (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Columbia County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 554 feet.

The Borough of Berwick (GNIS ID: 1215123) 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 Berwick 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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Berwick, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,135
Daytime Population: Workers 5,843
Daytime Population: Residents 5,309
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,152
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 10,049
Population in Familes 7,482
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density2 3,295
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $37,473
Average Household Income $47,027
Per Capita Income $20,621


Total Housing Units 5,039 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,469 (49.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,935 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 635 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $94,535
Average Home Value $114,854


Total Households 4,404
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 2,557
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 -0.46% -0.45%
Households -0.42% -0.42%
Families -0.51% -0.47%
Median Household Income   1.35%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Berwick, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berwick 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 # 86 95th
Population Density # 364 79th
Diversity Index # 520 71st
Median Household Income # 1564 11th
Per Capita Income # 1578 10th

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