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Briar Creek is a township in Columbia County, in the Bloomsburg-Berwick metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Briar Creek. For links to other places called Briar Creek, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Briar Creek is 41.125N. The longitude is -76.251W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,165 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,061.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Briar Creek demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Columbia County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18603 ZIP code.
32% of Briar Creek residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Briar Creek ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Briar Creek was $17,818, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Briar Creek residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Briar Creek, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $238. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $767.
Columbia County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Briar Creek political report.
The average commute time for Briar Creek workers is 21 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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