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Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Harveys Lake is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Luzerne County at latitude 41.3647 and longitude -76.0447. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,312 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of Harveys Lake, but most people and references simply refer to it as Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for Harveys Lake indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of Harveys Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.17 sq. miles and a water area of 1.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harveys Lake: Alderson.

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Harveys Lake, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,756
Population in Households 2,756
Population in Familes 2,140
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 534
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,208
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 760
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 952 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 256 (13.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 663 (35.4%)
Median Home Value $137,805
Average Home Value $169,643


Median Household Income $55,607
Average Household Income $69,723
Per Capita Income $30,561
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.3% -0.07%
Households -0.14% -0.1%
Families -0.34% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.78%
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.

Harveys Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harveys Lake 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 # 489 72nd
Population Density1 # 1375 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 1181 33rd
Median Household Income # 514 71st
Per Capita Income # 306 83rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.