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 2,665 as of July 1, 2015. 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, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harveys Lake: Alderson.

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Harveys Lake, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,665
Population in Households 2,665
Population in Familes 2,063
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 517
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 1,168
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 733
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,856 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 916 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 252 (13.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 688 (37.1%)
Median Home Value $147,639
Average Home Value $196,234


Median Household Income $56,954
Average Household Income $75,004
Per Capita Income $32,872
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.88% -0.47%
Households -0.75% -0.47%
Families -0.96% -0.61%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.98%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 505 71st
Population Density1 # 1392 21st
Diversity Index2 # 1169 34th
Median Household Income # 534 70th
Per Capita Income # 251 86th

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