Harveys Lake, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Harveys Lake had a population of 2,732 as of July 1, 2017. Harveys 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 Harveys Lake is located at latitude 41.3647 and longitude -76.0447 in Luzerne County. 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. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,312 feet.

The Borough of Harveys Lake (GNIS ID: 1215391) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harveys 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 Harveys Lake: Alderson.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 2,732
Daytime Population: Workers 441
Daytime Population: Residents 1,308
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,749
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 2,732
Population in Familes 2,114
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 529
Diversity Index3 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $57,022
Average Household Income $75,902
Per Capita Income $33,089

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 938 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 253 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 680 (36.3%)
Median Home Value $198,630
Average Home Value $266,018
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,191
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 749
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.29% -0.25%
Households -0.27% -0.27%
Families -0.4% -0.35%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Harveys Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harveys 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 # 493 72nd
Population Density # 1375 22nd
Diversity Index # 1102 37th
Median Household Income # 574 67th
Per Capita Income # 330 81st

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