Indian Lake, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Indian Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Indian Lake had a population of 375 as of July 1, 2016. Indian Lake 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 Indian Lake is located at latitude 40.0418 and longitude -78.8669 in Somerset County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Indian Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.56 sq. miles and a water area of 0.79 sq. miles. Somerset County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,365 feet.

The Borough of Indian Lake (GNIS ID: 1215589) 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 Indian 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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Indian Lake, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 375
Population in Households 374
Population in Familes 313
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 105
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 194
Average Household Size 1.93
Family Households 136
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 599 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 177 (29.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 ( 2.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 405 (67.6%)
Median Home Value $262,500
Average Home Value $311,938


Median Household Income $56,013
Average Household Income $86,203
Per Capita Income $38,467
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.79% -0.7%
Households -0.57% -0.63%
Families 0.85% -0.75%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.9%
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.

Indian Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Indian 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 # 1443 18th
Population Density1 # 1726 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 1623 8th
Median Household Income # 523 70th
Per Capita Income # 130 93rd

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