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 512 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Deer Lake, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 512
Daytime Population: Workers 21
Daytime Population: Residents 279
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 300
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 503
Population in Familes 405
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 338
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $57,704
Average Household Income $66,546
Per Capita Income $29,785


Total Housing Units 304 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 180 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (15.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 77 (25.3%)
Median Home Value $179,082
Average Home Value $190,363


Total Households 227
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 153
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.47% 0.12%
Households 0.56% 0.09%
Families -0.09% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2017 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 # 1307 26th
Population Density # 1558 12th
Diversity Index # 1267 29th
Median Household Income # 539 69th
Per Capita Income # 536 70th

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