Lake Latonka, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Latonka, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lake Latonka Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Mercer County at latitude 41.2763 and longitude -80.1861. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Lake Latonka 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 Lake Latonka Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.41 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 999
Population in Households 999
Population in Familes 870
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 424
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 417
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 316
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 576 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 383 (66.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 ( 5.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 (27.6%)
Median Home Value $146,602
Average Home Value $159,031


Median Household Income $57,660
Average Household Income $70,704
Per Capita Income $28,530
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.3% -0.24%
Households 0.0% -0.1%
Families -0.94% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
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.


Lake Latonka, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Latonka 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 # 991 44th
Population Density1 # 1473 17th
Diversity Index2 # 1589 10th
Median Household Income # 425 76th
Per Capita Income # 425 76th

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