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Encyclopedia > Briar Creek, Pennsylvania

Briar Creek is a borough located in Columbia County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 651.


Briar Creek is located at 41°3'10" North, 76°16'42" West (41.052639, -76.278369)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 4.1 km˛ (1.6 mi˛). 4.1 km˛ (1.6 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 651 people, 250 households, and 162 families residing in the borough. The population density is 158.1/km˛ (408.2/mi˛). There are 280 housing units at an average density of 68.0/km˛ (175.6/mi˛). The racial makeup of the borough is 98.00% White, 0.15% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. 0.46% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 250 households out of which 25.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% are married couples living together, 12.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% are non-families. 30.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.2% 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 2.91.

In the borough the population is spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $23,594, and the median income for a family is $27,833. Males have a median income of $22,150 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $13,009. 17.6% of the population and 11.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 31.3% of those under the age of 18 and 15.3% 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=41.052639&longitude=-76.278369&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.052639&lon=-76.278369&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-76.278369&lat=41.052639&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Briar Creek, Pennsylvania (PA) population and demographics data - Sperling's BestPlaces (139 words)
As of 2005, Briar Creek's population is 651 people.
Compared to the rest of the country, Briar Creek's cost of living is 16.00 % lower than the U.S. average.
The unemployment rate in Briar Creek is 6.00 percent (U.S. avg.
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