Harveys Lake, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Harveys Lake had a population of 2,741 as of July 1, 2019. Harveys 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 Harveys Lake is located at latitude 41.3834 and longitude -76.0246 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Harveys Lake encompass a land area of 5.17 sq. miles and a water area of 1.01 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,312 feet.

The Borough of Harveys Lake (GNIS ID: 1215391) 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.

The Borough of Harveys Lake is located within Township of Dallas, a minor civil division (MCD) of Luzerne County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Harveys Lake: Alderson.

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Harveys Lake, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Harveys Lake, PA Housing Affordability Index is 153
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Harveys Lake, PA Wealth Index is 119
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,741
Population in Households 2,741
Population in Familes 2,112
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 530
Diversity Index1 11
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $72,787
Average Household Income $90,227
Per Capita Income $39,369
Wealth Index3 119

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 943 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 253 (13.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 675 (36.1%)
Median Home Value $220,034
Housing Affordability Index2 153
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,196
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 746
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.2% -0.13%
Households -0.17% -0.17%
Families -0.36% -0.3%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

Harveys Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harveys Lake to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 490 72nd
Population Density # 1373 22nd
Diversity Index # 1032 42nd
Median Household Income # 307 83rd
Per Capita Income # 197 89th

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