Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

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Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Friendship Community Center
Friendship Community Center
Location in Clinton County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Clinton County and the U.S. state of 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
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyClinton
Settled1812
Incorporated (borough)1868
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
 • MayorJustin Kline
Area
 • Total0.56 sq mi (1.44 km2)
 • Land0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Water0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
620 ft (190 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total701
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
696
 • Density1,284.13/sq mi (495.85/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST)EDT
ZIP code
16822
Area code(s)570 Exchange: 962
FIPS code42-04984
Websitewww.beechcreekborough.com

Beech Creek is a borough in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 701 at the 2010 census.[3] 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),[4] 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.[3]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870384
18804004.2%
18904379.3%
19004492.7%
191058430.1%
1920573−1.9%
19305903.0%
19405920.3%
1950574−3.0%
196063410.5%
19706390.8%
198076018.9%
1990716−5.8%
20007170.1%
2010701−2.2%
Est. 2017696[2]−0.7%
Sources:[5][6][7]

As of the census[6] 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.

Restaurant sign by the bridge

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. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Beech Creek borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved May 11, 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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