Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

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Beech Creek is a borough in Clinton County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 717 at the 2000 census. It is the setting for Fun Home, an award-winning 2006 graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, who grew up there.

Geography

Beech Creek is located at 41°4′29″N 77°35′9″W / 41.07472°N 77.58583°W / 41.07472; -77.58583 (41.074737, -77.585758)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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

Lock Haven

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