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Encyclopedia > Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

Beech Creek is a borough located in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 717.


Geography

Beech Creek is located at 41°4'29" North, 77°35'9" West (41.074737, -77.585758)1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.4 km˛ (0.6 mi˛). 1.4 km˛ (0.6 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 717 people, 301 households, and 201 families residing in the borough. The population density is 503.3/km˛ (1,295.9/mi˛). There are 315 housing units at an average density of 221.1/km˛ (569.3/mi˛). The racial makeup of the borough is 99.02% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.28% from two or more races. 0.00% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 301 households out of which 23.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% are married couples living together, 7.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% are non-families. 28.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 20.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.38 and the average family size is 2.92.


In the borough the population is spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.6 males.


The median income for a household in the borough is $31,250, and the median income for a family is $39,167. Males have a median income of $25,441 versus $17,426 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $15,567. 5.2% of the population and 3.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.8% of those under the age of 18 and 3.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.074737&longitude=-77.585758&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.074737&lon=-77.585758&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-77.585758&lat=41.074737&w=750&h=500)



  Results from FactBites:
 
Beech Creek Watershed Association Index (1880 words)
The head waters of Beech Creek, the main drainage of the watershed, originate to the north and south of the Snow Shoe Region of Centre County.
Beech Creek flows in an generally easterly direction toward its mouth which is located southeast of the town of Beech Creek and below the Sayers Dam.
Beech Creek with its headwaters in the Snow Shoe Region, flows in an easterly direction through Centre and Clinton Counties toward its mouth, just south of the town of Beech Creek, where it enters the Bald Eagle Creek.
Pennsylvania State Parks - Hills Creek - PA DCNR (1992 words)
Hills Creek State Park is closed to hunting because of its small size, but there is an abundance of nearby private and public lands available for this popular sport.
Pennsylvania Wilds is two million acres of public lands for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, hunting and exploration in northcentral Pennsylvania.
Highlights of the area are; elk watching, scenic Pennsylvania Route 6, Pine Creek Gorge (PA Grand Canyon), the darkest skies in the east at Cherry Springs State Park, and hundreds of miles of backpacking trails, bike paths and trout fishing streams.
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