Lake Heritage, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lake Heritage, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lake Heritage Census Designated Place had a population of 1,351 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Heritage ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Lake Heritage is located at latitude 39.8082 and longitude -77.1885 in Adams County. The formal boundaries for the Lake Heritage Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Adams County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 489 feet.

The Lake Heritage Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390016) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lake Heritage Census Designated Place is located within Township of Mount Joy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Adams County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lake Heritage population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lake Heritage, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,351
Daytime Population: Workers 61
Daytime Population: Residents 739
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 800
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.59
Population in Households 1,331
Population in Familes 1,149
Population in Group Qrtrs 20
Population Density2 1,965
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $69,507
Average Household Income $86,505
Per Capita Income $33,401


Total Housing Units 613 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 456 (74.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 76 (12.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 81 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $255,556
Average Home Value $291,157


Total Households 532
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 409
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% 0.31%
Households 0.13% 0.26%
Families -0.66% 0.19%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.64%

Lake Heritage, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Heritage to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 824 53rd
Population Density # 693 61st
Diversity Index # 444 75th
Median Household Income # 247 86th
Per Capita Income # 311 82nd

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