Browntown, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Browntown, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Browntown Census Designated Place had a population of 1,477 as of July 1, 2018. Browntown 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 Browntown is located at latitude 41.3138 and longitude -75.7827 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Browntown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 705 feet.

The Browntown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628804) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Browntown Census Designated Place is located within Township of Pittston, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Browntown 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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Browntown, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,477
Population in Households 1,477
Population in Familes 1,197
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 3,189
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $54,250
Average Household Income $68,164
Per Capita Income $29,023


Total Housing Units 671 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 523 (77.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 129 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 ( 3.0%)
Median Home Value $149,777
Average Home Value $168,164


Total Households 651
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 429
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 0.5% 0.11%
Households 0.5% 0.09%
Families 0.67% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

Browntown, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Browntown 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 # 776 56th
Population Density # 382 78th
Diversity Index # 936 47th
Median Household Income # 775 56th
Per Capita Income # 645 63rd

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