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Deer Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Deer Lake had a population of 678 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Deer Lake is located at latitude 40.6206 and longitude -76.0569 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Deer Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 495 feet.

The Borough of Deer Lake (GNIS ID: 1215547) 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 Deer Lake 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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Deer Lake, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 678
Population in Households 678
Population in Familes 562
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,546
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 260
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (16.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $166,327
Average Home Value $183,333


Median Household Income $63,965
Average Household Income $72,459
Per Capita Income $28,830
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.21% -0.06%
Households -0.18% -0.15%
Families -1.33% -0.11%
Median Household Income   3.16%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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.

Deer Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deer Lake 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 # 1170 34th
Population Density1 # 837 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 1169 34th
Median Household Income # 281 84th
Per Capita Income # 502 72nd

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