Lake Heritage, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Heritage, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lake Heritage Census Designated Place had a population of 1,351 as of July 1, 2016. Lake Heritage ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lake Heritage is located at latitude 39.8082 and longitude -77.1885 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Heritage Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 489 feet.

The Lake Heritage Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390016) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lake Heritage Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mount Joy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adams County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Heritage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lake Heritage, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,351
Population in Households 1,330
Population in Familes 1,149
Population in Group Qrtrs 21
Population Density1 1,965
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 534
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 410
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 457 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $251,754
Average Home Value $286,190


Median Household Income $64,486
Average Household Income $80,654
Per Capita Income $31,393
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.24%
Households 0.21% 0.22%
Families -0.72% 0.19%
Median Household Income   3.38%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lake Heritage, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Heritage to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 830 53rd
Population Density1 # 701 60th
Diversity Index2 # 449 75th
Median Household Income # 266 85th
Per Capita Income # 323 82nd

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