Big Bass Lake, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Big Bass Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Big Bass Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,269 as of July 1, 2016. Big Bass Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Big Bass Lake is located at latitude 41.2497 and longitude -75.4797 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Big Bass Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,906 feet.

The Big Bass Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633330) 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 Big Bass Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Clifton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lackawanna County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Big Bass Lake 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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Big Bass Lake, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,269
Population in Households 1,269
Population in Familes 1,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 307
Diversity Index2 25


Total Households 548
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 384
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,215 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 470 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 ( 6.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 667 (54.9%)
Median Home Value $188,600
Average Home Value $207,143


Median Household Income $62,263
Average Household Income $78,746
Per Capita Income $33,530
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% -0.09%
Households -0.06% -0.11%
Families -0.37% -0.21%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Big Bass Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Big Bass 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 # 859 51st
Population Density1 # 1588 10th
Diversity Index2 # 421 76th
Median Household Income # 311 82nd
Per Capita Income # 227 87th

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