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Berwick is a borough in Columbia County, in the Bloomsburg-Berwick metro area.
The community was named after a town in England.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Berwick. For links to other places called Berwick, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Berwick is 41.054N. The longitude is -76.233W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 558 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,500.
The steamboat Susquehanna wrecked near here in 1826, killing passengers and crew
Sections below provide additional information and links about Berwick demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18603 ZIP code.
25% of Berwick residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Berwick ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Berwick was $14,538, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% of Berwick residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Berwick, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $724.
Libraries in Berwick include Berwick Public Library ... View libraries
Columbia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Berwick political report.
The average commute time for Berwick workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Berwick between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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