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Burnham, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Burnham had a population of 1,992 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Burnham is located at latitude 40.6343 and longitude -77.563 in Mifflin County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Burnham (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Mifflin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 554 feet.

The Borough of Burnham (GNIS ID: 1215454) 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 Burnham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Burnham: Freedom Forge, Logan.

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Burnham, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,992
Daytime Population: Workers 1,496
Daytime Population: Residents 1,040
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,536
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 1,991
Population in Familes 1,587
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,893
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $40,223
Average Household Income $49,904
Per Capita Income $20,974


Total Housing Units 937 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 571 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 266 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $84,450
Average Home Value $101,795


Total Households 837
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 553
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 -0.42% -0.34%
Households -0.47% -0.34%
Families -0.58% -0.4%
Median Household Income   0.91%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Burnham, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Burnham 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 # 643 64th
Population Density # 717 59th
Diversity Index # 1106 38th
Median Household Income # 1441 18th
Per Capita Income # 1541 13th

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