Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

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For the stream named Beech Creek, see Beech Creek (Pennsylvania).
Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Borough
Beech Creek is located in Pennsylvania
Beech Creek
Beech Creek
Location in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°04′29″N 77°35′09″W / 41.07472°N 77.58583°W / 41.07472; -77.58583Coordinates: 41°04′29″N 77°35′09″W / 41.07472°N 77.58583°W / 41.07472; -77.58583
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Clinton
Settled 1812
Incorporated (borough) 1868
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor Justin Kline
Area
 • Total 0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Land 0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 620 ft (190 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 701
 • Density 1,293/sq mi (499.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)
ZIP code 16822
Area code(s) 570 Exchange: 962
Website www.beechcreekborough.com

Beech Creek is a borough in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 701 at the 2010 census.[1] It is the setting for Fun Home, a 2006 graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, who grew up there. Brittani Kline, winner of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 16, was born there.

Geography[edit]

Beech Creek is located in southwestern Clinton County at 41°4′29″N 77°35′9″W / 41.07472°N 77.58583°W / 41.07472; -77.58583 (41.074737, -77.585758),[2] on the northeast side of Beech Creek, a tributary of Bald Eagle Creek and part of the West Branch Susquehanna River watershed. Beech Creek (the waterway) forms the border between Clinton County and Centre County.

Pennsylvania Route 150 passes through the borough, leading northeast to Lock Haven, the Clinton County seat, and southwest 13 miles (21 km) to Interstate 80 near Milesburg.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough of Beech Creek has a total area of 0.56 square miles (1.44 km2), of which 0.54 square miles (1.40 km2) is land and 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 2.59%, is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 384
1880 400 4.2%
1890 437 9.3%
1900 449 2.7%
1910 584 30.1%
1920 573 −1.9%
1930 590 3.0%
1940 592 0.3%
1950 574 −3.0%
1960 634 10.5%
1970 639 0.8%
1980 760 18.9%
1990 716 −5.8%
2000 717 0.1%
2010 701 −2.2%
Est. 2012 703 0.3%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 717 people, 301 households, and 201 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,295.9 people per square mile (503.3/km²). There were 315 housing units at an average density of 569.3 per square mile (221.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.02% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.42% Asian, and 0.28% from two or more races.

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

In the borough the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $39,167. Males had a median income of $25,441 versus $17,426 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $15,567. About 3.4% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.8% of those under age 18 and 3.7% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Beech Creek borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 

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