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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Lock Haven had a population of 9,808 as of July 1, 2017. Lock Haven ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lock Haven is located at latitude 41.137 and longitude -77.4529 in Clinton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lock Haven (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Clinton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 558 feet.

The City of Lock Haven (GNIS ID: 1215116) 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 Lock Haven 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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Lock Haven, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,808
Daytime Population: Workers 11,267
Daytime Population: Residents 5,940
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 17,207
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.75
Population in Households 7,756
Population in Familes 4,606
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,052
Population Density2 3,929
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $32,025
Average Household Income $46,106
Per Capita Income $18,194


Total Housing Units 3,817 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,055 (27.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,379 (62.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $103,251
Average Home Value $117,820


Total Households 3,434
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,608
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 0.05% 0.33%
Households 0.33% 0.4%
Families 0.15% 0.27%
Median Household Income   0.49%
Per Capita Income   1.95%

Lock Haven, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lock Haven 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 # 92 95th
Population Density # 265 85th
Diversity Index # 567 68th
Median Household Income # 1710 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1712 3rd

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