Briar Creek, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2014: 688 (84% urban, 16% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.7%
 
Males: 321  (46.8%)
Females: 367  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  53.8 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 18603.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $22,474 (it was $23,594 in 2000)
Briar Creek:

$22,474
PA:

$56,907

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,667 (it was $13,009 in 2000)

Briar Creek borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $84,110 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Briar Creek:

$84,110
PA:

$174,100

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $172,918; Detached houses: $148,067; Mobile homes: $167,453

Median gross rent in 2016: $590.

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  • Races in Briar Creek, PA (2010)

    Briar Creek races chart
    • 64097.0%White alone
    • 101.5%Two or more races
    • 40.6%Hispanic
    • 30.5%Asian alone
    • 20.3%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

Races in Briar Creek detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Briar Creek: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.0%), Pennsylvania German (11.6%), Italian (9.8%), Irish (5.7%), English (4.9%), Polish (4.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 502 feet

Land area: 1.59 square miles.

Population density: 431 people per square mile   (low).

Briar Creek,PA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Briar Creek:

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Briar Creek borough:

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 33.6%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 21.8%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

2 residents are foreign born

This borough:

0.3%
Pennsylvania:

6.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Briar Creek borough:  2.1% ($1,052)
Pennsylvania:  1.6% ($1,552)
Briar Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Scranton, PA (40.3 miles , pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (94.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Berwick borough, PA (1.3 miles ), Mifflinville, PA (1.5 miles ), Foundryville, PA (1.7 miles ), East Berwick, PA (1.7 miles ), Nescopeck borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Lime Ridge, PA (2.0 miles ), Almedia, PA (2.5 miles ), Mainville, PA (2.7 miles) .

Latitude: 41.05 N, Longitude: 76.28 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Briar Creek household income distribution Briar Creek home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
Pennsylvania average:

2.39
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +32 (+5.2%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Information (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Briar Creek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Briar Creek, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Briar Creek-area historical tornado activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/29/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the Briar Creek borough center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/31/1985, a category F3 tornado 29.1 miles away from the borough center killed 6 people and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Briar Creek-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 223.6 miles away from Briar Creek center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 216.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 270.8 miles away from Briar Creek center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 256.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Columbia County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tropical Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Briar Creek topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Briar Creek:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE BERWICK (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH HOSPICE CA (Hospital, about 3 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • BERWICK HOSPITAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • BERWICK RETIREMENT VILLAGE NRS (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BERWICK, PA)
  • BERWICK HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • BALANCED CARE, BLOOMSBURG (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; BLOOMSBURG, PA)
  • ORANGEVILLE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ORANGEVILLE, PA)

Operable nuclear power plants near Briar Creek:

  • 2 miles: Susquehanna 1 and 2 in Berwick, PA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Briar Creek:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (about 10 miles; Bloomsburg, PA; Full-time enrollment: 9,452)
  • Luzerne County Community College (about 18 miles; Nanticoke, PA; FT enrollment: 4,724)
  • Wilkes University (about 25 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 3,912)
  • King's College (about 25 miles; Wilkes-Barre, PA; FT enrollment: 2,392)
  • Misericordia University (about 26 miles; Dallas, PA; FT enrollment: 2,554)
  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 27 miles; Pottsville, PA; FT enrollment: 3,412)
  • Bucknell University (about 33 miles; Lewisburg, PA; FT enrollment: 3,418)

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Creek: East Branch Briar Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Briar Creek: Ber Vaughn Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Columbia County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 53.5. This is better than average.

City:

53.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.462. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.462
U.S.:

0.293

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 5.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.72
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 25.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 38.7%
(34.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 97.0% for Black residents, 42.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.9% for other race residents, 80.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.1 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  51.4%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  8.7%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness in 2010
57 people in nursing homes in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Pennsylvania average:

11.4

Briar Creek travel time to work - commute Briar Creek mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Briar Creek borough (based on Columbia County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant16,85879
Catholic8,0357
Evangelical Protestant5,57234
Other6934
Orthodox1201
None36,017-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 13
Columbia County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Columbia County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Columbia County:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 51
Here:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Columbia County:

28.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.6%
State:

11.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.7%
Pennsylvania:

49.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Briar Creek:

43.1%
Pennsylvania:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Pennsylvania:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Briar Creek:

17.5%
Pennsylvania:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.2%
Pennsylvania:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Pennsylvania:

6.8

Overweight people:
Briar Creek:

26.7%
Pennsylvania:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

57.6%
Pennsylvania:

55.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Briar Creek:

74.3%
Pennsylvania:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Briar Creek, PA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$2,262
Totals for Government 0$0 10$2,262

4.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Luzerne County, PA  0.83% ($28,552 average AGI)
from Montour County, PA  0.46% ($28,786)
from Northumberland County, PA  0.39% ($33,674)


4.87% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,416 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.87%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($242 average AGI)
Columbia County:

0.05%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.92% ($35,230 average AGI)
to Northumberland County, PA  0.48% ($34,607)
to Montour County, PA  0.47% ($32,078)

Strongest AM radio stations in Briar Creek:

  • WFBS (1280 AM; 1 kW; BERWICK, PA; Owner: FBS WIRELESS CORPORATION)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRKK (1200 AM; 10 kW; HUGHESVILLE, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WILK (980 AM; 5 kW; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WHLM (930 AM; 1 kW; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOK (1070 AM; 10 kW; SUNBURY, PA; Owner: SUNBURY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WITK (1550 AM; 10 kW; PITTSTON, PA; Owner: ROBERT C. CORDARO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Briar Creek:

  • WKAB (103.5 FM; BERWICK, PA; Owner: 4M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPGM-FM (96.7 FM; DANVILLE, PA; Owner: MONTROSE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGGI (95.9 FM; BENTON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WCLH (90.7 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: WILKES COLLEGE)
  • WQFM (92.1 FM; NANTICOKE, PA; Owner: THE SCRANTON TIMES, L.P.)
  • W219CG (91.7 FM; WILKER-BARRE, PA; Owner: PENSACOLA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, INC.)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WAMT (103.1 FM; FREELAND, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WLGL (92.3 FM; RIVERSIDE, PA; Owner: SUNAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCWQ (93.7 FM; DALLAS, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRVH (107.9 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, PA; Owner: SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT SABRECOM, INC.)
  • WCWY (107.7 FM; TUNKHANNOCK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Briar Creek:

  • W47AO (Channel 47; BERWICK, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)
  • W19CI (Channel 19; BERWICK, PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
  • W07BV (Channel 7; WILKES-BARRE, ETC., PA; Owner: CATHOLIC BROADCASTING OF SCRANTON, INC.)
  • W68CE (Channel 68; SHICKSHINNY, PA; Owner: TRIPLE J COMMUNITY BROADCASTING., L.L.C.)

Briar Creek fatal accident list:

Oct 10, 2010 05:30 PM, Us-0011, Lat: 41.04278, Lon: -76.30216, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 9, 2006 01:48 AM, Rittenhouse Rd, Lat: 41.04561, Lon: -76.29272, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Apr 4, 2002 06:36 AM, Us-11, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 28, 1996 02:26 PM, 11, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 2
Jan 13, 1990 05:20 AM, Ritten Mil, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • 19,359Total average daily traffic
  • 912Total average daily truck traffic
  • 27,332Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$91,1206$84,4781$33,860
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$46,1000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$47,5303$87,1071$7,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$119,8850$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0505.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (46%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Utility gas (8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Coal or coke (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Briar Creek compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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