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Indian Mountain Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Indian Mountain Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 4,614 as of July 1, 2020. Indian Mountain Lake 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 Indian Mountain Lake is located at latitude 41.0031 and longitude -75.5082 in Carbon County. The formal boundaries for the Indian Mountain Lake Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 6.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Carbon County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,798 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Indian Mountain Lake Census Designated Place are located in Carbon County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Monroe County.

The Indian Mountain Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: ) has a U5 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Indian Mountain Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Tunkhannock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Carbon County.


Indian Mountain Lake, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 4,614 (100%)
Population in Households 4,614 (100.0%)
Population in Families 3,907 (84.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 726
Diversity Index2 63


Median Household Income $53,665
Average Household Income $66,733
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $24,407
Wealth Index5 60


Total HU (Housing Units) 2,806 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,419 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 267 ( 9.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,120 (39.9%)
Median Home Value $161,883
Average Home Value $176,250
Housing Affordability Index3 179


Total Households 1,686
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 1,233
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.53% 0.25%
Households 0.7% 0.33%
Families 0.54% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.17%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
Owner Occupied HU   0.31%


Indian Mountain Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Indian Mountain Lake to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 292 83rd
Population Density # 1221 31st
Median Household Income # 960 46th
Housing Affordability Index # 563 32nd
Per Capita Income # 1408 20th
Diversity Index # 58 97th

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