Berwick, Pennsylvania Population 2024

10,243

Berwick is a city located in Columbia County and Luzerne County Pennsylvania. Berwick has a 2024 population of 10,243. Berwick is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -0.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,315 in 2020.

The average household income in Berwick is $61,485 with a poverty rate of 18.14%. The median age in Berwick is 41.7 years: 39.8 years for males, and 44.7 years for females.

Berwick Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Berwick was:

  • White: 91.3%
  • Black or African American: 4.29%
  • Two or more races: 3.23%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Asian: 0.23%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,332.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.7% (-72)
The current population of Berwick, Pennsylvania is 10,243 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,315.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White9,42091.3%
Black or African American4434.29%
Two or more races3333.23%
Native American740.72%
Asian240.23%
Other race240.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Berwick Population by Race

Berwick Population Pyramid 2024

Berwick Median Age

41.7

Total

39.8

Male

44.7

Female

Berwick Adults

There are 8,424 adults, (1,889 of whom are seniors) in Berwick.

Berwick Age Dependency

57.9

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29

Child Dependency Ratio

Berwick Sex Ratio

Female5,18850.28%
Male5,13049.72%

Berwick Population by Age

Berwick Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,5572.2561.838.2
Non Family1,8931.2340.159.9
Married1,7212.990.89.2
Female7033.1645.154.9
Male2402.9274.225.8

2.77

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

61.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Berwick Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade6658.95%
Associates Degree5877.9%
Bachelors Degree1,06614.34%
Graduate Degree3194.29%
High School Graduate3,51947.35%
Less Than 9th Grade2863.85%
Some College99013.32%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Berwick Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Berwick Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White6,7275,8611,347
Hispanic30930122
Black2052050
2+ Races19414138
Native American52520
Other Race24160
Asian2400

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.02%.

Berwick Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$63,681$68,648$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$36,033$36,516$32,568
Less Than 9th Grade$26,382$0$26,491
Overall$37,357$45,015$29,620
Some College$42,743$57,917$32,537

$37,357

Average Earnings

$45,015

Average Male

$29,620

Average Female

Berwick Earnings by Educational Attainment

Berwick Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Berwick Language

98.24% of Berwick residents speak only English, while 1.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.76% of the population.

Berwick Language

Berwick Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White8,8891,68118.91%
Hispanic58310417.84%
Multiple3334112.31%
Black443245.42%
Native74810.81%

18.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.09%

Male Poverty Rate

22.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Berwick

The race most likely to be in poverty in Berwick is White, with 18.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Berwick is Black, with 5.42% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.3%.

Berwick Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade44.13%
High School13.18%
Bachelors or Greater11.99%
Some College7.48%

Berwick Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed72.15%
Female Employed15.93%
Male Employed2.26%
Male Unemployed0%

Berwick Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Berwick Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$52,706$71,244
Households$46,505$61,485
Married Families$73,496$-999,999,999
Non Families$27,242$40,396

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Berwick Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Berwick Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Berwick Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Berwick Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Berwick Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

828

Number of Veterans

717

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War232
Vietnam199
First Gulf War188
Korea39
World War II0

Berwick Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
55 to 64267
75+183
18 to 34161
65 to 74146
35 to 5471

Berwick Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White82410.53%
Black41.32%

Berwick Veterans by Race

Berwick Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Berwick Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.2%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Berwick Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Berwick Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Berwick Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

86.21%

Born in Berwick

97.86%

Native Born

2.14%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

1.68%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.86% of Berwick residents were born in the United States, with 86.21% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Berwick Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202910,153-18-0.18%
202810,171-18-0.18%
202710,189-18-0.18%
202610,207-18-0.18%
202510,225-18-0.18%
202410,243-18-0.18%
202310,261-6-0.06%
202210,267-65-0.63%
202110,332170.16%
202010,3154034.07%
20199,912-90-0.9%
201810,002-82-0.81%
201710,084-80-0.79%
201610,164-72-0.7%
201510,236-97-0.94%
201410,333-40-0.39%
201310,373-48-0.46%
201210,421-11-0.11%
201110,432-58-0.55%
201010,49000%
200010,774-202-1.84%
199010,976-874-7.38%
198011,850-424-3.45%
197012,274-1,079-8.08%
196013,353-657-4.69%
195014,0108296.29%
194013,1815214.12%
193012,6604793.93%
192012,1816,824127.38%
19105,3571,44136.8%
19003,9161,21544.98%
18902,701-7,452-73.4%
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Berwick Population by Year