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Beech Mountain Lakes, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Beech Mountain Lakes Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Luzerne County at latitude 41.0423 and longitude -75.9319. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,079 feet.

The formal official name is the Beech Mountain Lakes Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Beech Mountain Lakes, Pennsylvania.

The U5 Census Class Code for Beech Mountain Lakes indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Beech Mountain Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.14 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles.

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Beech Mountain Lakes, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,041
Population in Households 2,036
Population in Familes 1,731
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 952
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 810
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 601
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 987 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 749 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 60 ( 6.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $169,778
Average Home Value $172,293


Median Household Income $78,304
Average Household Income $85,171
Per Capita Income $33,708
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.22% 0.19%
Households 0.38% 0.15%
Families 0.24% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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.


Beech Mountain Lakes, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beech Mountain Lakes to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 630 64th
Population Density1 # 1095 38th
Diversity Index2 # 449 75th
Median Household Income # 123 93rd
Per Capita Income # 190 89th

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