Deer Lake, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Deer Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Deer Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 509 as of July 1, 2018. Deer Lake ranks in the lower 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 Deer Lake is located at latitude 39.8501 and longitude -79.5892 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the Deer Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,975 feet.

The Deer Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2631258) 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 Deer Lake Census Designated Place is located within Township of Wharton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Deer Lake: Seatons Lake, Wiggins.

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Deer Lake, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 509
Population in Households 499
Population in Familes 400
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 336
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $54,706
Average Household Income $61,735
Per Capita Income $27,703


Total Housing Units 296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 70 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $182,870
Average Home Value $202,273


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.34% -0.08%
Households 0.44% 0.0%
Families -0.16% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.18%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

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, 2018 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 # 1312 26th
Population Density # 1560 11th
Diversity Index # 1273 28th
Median Household Income # 751 57th
Per Capita Income # 785 56th

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