Deer Lake, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Deer Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Deer Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 535 as of July 1, 2016. Deer Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Deer Lake is located at latitude 39.8473 and longitude -79.5895 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Deer Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,975 feet.

The Deer Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631258) 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 Deer Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Wharton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Deer Lake: Seatons Lake, Wiggins.

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


Total Population 535
Population in Households 526
Population in Familes 424
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 353
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 238
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 161
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 320 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 188 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 50 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (25.6%)
Median Home Value $174,500
Average Home Value $182,275


Median Household Income $56,901
Average Household Income $64,405
Per Capita Income $29,038
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.25% 0.7%
Households 1.41% 0.83%
Families 0.71% 0.61%
Median Household Income   0.67%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.

Deer Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deer Lake 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 # 1294 27th
Population Density1 # 1549 12th
Diversity Index2 # 1283 28th
Median Household Income # 476 73rd
Per Capita Income # 478 73rd

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