Penn Lake Park, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Penn Lake Park, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Penn Lake Park had a population of 306 as of July 1, 2016. Penn Lake Park ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Penn Lake Park is located at latitude 41.1172 and longitude -75.774 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Penn Lake Park (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,339 feet.

The Borough of Penn Lake Park (GNIS ID: 1215404) 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 Penn Lake Park 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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Penn Lake Park, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 306
Population in Households 306
Population in Familes 241
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 197
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 95
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 254 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 126 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 ( 5.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 114 (44.9%)
Median Home Value $182,692
Average Home Value $215,800


Median Household Income $55,474
Average Household Income $69,456
Per Capita Income $29,372
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.07%
Households -0.11% -0.14%
Families 0.51% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
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.

Penn Lake Park, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Penn Lake Park 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 # 1510 14th
Population Density1 # 1674 5th
Diversity Index2 # 1346 24th
Median Household Income # 552 69th
Per Capita Income # 454 74th

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