Brownstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania

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Brownstown,
Cambria County,
Pennsylvania
Borough
Houses on Habicht St. at dusk
Houses on Habicht St. at dusk
Brownstown is located in Pennsylvania
Brownstown
Brownstown
Coordinates: 40°20′01″N 78°56′14″W / 40.33361°N 78.93722°W / 40.33361; -78.93722Coordinates: 40°20′01″N 78°56′14″W / 40.33361°N 78.93722°W / 40.33361; -78.93722
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Incorporated 1908
Government
 • Type Borough Council
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,565 ft (477 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 744
 • Density 3,176/sq mi (1,226.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17508
Area code(s) 814

Brownstown is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 744 at the 2010 census.[1] It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area and also part of Johnstown's urban area.

Geography[edit]

Brownstown is located in southwestern Cambria County at 40°20′01″N 78°56′14″W / 40.33361°N 78.93722°W / 40.33361; -78.93722 (40.3336,-78.9371).[2] It is bordered to the south by Westmont. The borough sits on a hill on the west side of the Conemaugh River valley and is 2 miles (3 km) northwest of the center of Johnstown by road.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 1,300
1920 1,489 14.5%
1930 1,586 6.5%
1940 1,598 0.8%
1950 1,508 −5.6%
1960 1,379 −8.6%
1970 1,035 −24.9%
1980 1,077 4.1%
1990 937 −13.0%
2000 883 −5.8%
2010 744 −15.7%
Est. 2012 731 −1.7%
Sources:[3][4][5]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 883 people, 354 households, and 259 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,467.6 people per square mile (1,363.7/km²). There were 372 housing units at an average density of 1,460.9/sq mi (574.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.32% White, 0.23% African American, 0.11% Asian, and 0.34% from two or more races.

There were 354 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 23.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the borough the population was spread out with 21.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $33,043, and the median income for a family was $36,645. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $17,386 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $13,494. About 5.3% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under the age of 18 and 5.2% who were 65 or older.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Brownstown borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 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.