Brookhaven, Pennsylvania

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Brookhaven is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,985 at the 2000 census.



Brookhaven is located at 39°52′14″N 75°23′27″W / 39.87056°N 75.39083°W / 39.87056; -75.39083 (39.870662, -75.390915)[1] with an average elevation of 98 feet (30 m) above sea level.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km²) of it is land and 0.59% is water.

Brookhaven has many streets named after presidents. The Dutton Mill Estates section of the borough comprises: Adams Drive, Lincoln Drive, Monroe Drive, Jackson Drive, Jefferson Drive, Madison Drive, and Grant Drive. You can find Washington Avenue and Mt. Vernon Avenue elsewhere in the borough.

It is about 15 minutes away from South Philadelphia.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,985 people, 3,476 households, and 2,200 families residing in the borough. The population density was 4,705.3 people per square mile (1,813.5/km²). There were 3,595 housing units at an average density of 2,118.4/sq mi (816.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.64% White, 2.02% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.24% Asian, 0.44% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.13% of the population.

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