Burnham, Pennsylvania

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Burnham, Pennsylvania

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Burnham strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Comparative Profile of Burnham, Pennsylvania

Comparing Burnham to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Senior Citizens 6 4
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Racial Diversity 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
Median Family Income 5 5
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Working at Home 4 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 7 5
Affordability of Rents 6 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Burnham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 105 miles NW of Baltimore, Maryland
County Mifflin
Standard Zip Codes 17009
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.638
Longitude -77.568

Burnham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.8 inches
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches
Distance 32.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 58 F
Annual Precip 41.8 inches
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Burnham Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,144 100%
Male 1,041 48.6%
Female 1,103 51.4%
Under 18 482 22.5%
18+ 1,662 77.5%
65+ 357 16.7%
Median Age 40
Average Family Size 2.91
White 2,127 99.2%
African-American 7 0.3%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 7 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.3%

Estimated Burnham Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,065
Growth -79
Growth % -3.7%

Burnham Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 43.5%
US/American 12.6%
Irish 9.4%
English 8.7%
Italian 7%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Dutch 3.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
Scottish 2.2%
Polish 1.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Welsh 1%
Czech 0.6%
European 0.6%
Croatian 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Burnham 2,144 $40,781
Lewistown 8,998 $30,606
McClure 975 $37,083
McVeytown 405 $41,250
Mifflin 627 $28,750
Mifflintown 861 $33,594
Port Royal 977 $39,479
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