Sandy Lake, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Sandy Lake had a population of 575 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Sandy Lake is located at latitude 41.3487 and longitude -80.0823 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Sandy Lake encompass a land area of 0.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,158 feet.

The Borough of Sandy Lake (GNIS ID: 1215446) 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.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Sandy Lake, PA Housing Affordability Index is 180
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

Sandy Lake, PA Wealth Index is 61
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 575
Population in Households 575
Population in Familes 463
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 691
Diversity Index1 7
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,755
Average Household Income $67,587
Per Capita Income $28,210
Wealth Index3 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 272 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 143 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 97 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $133,163
Housing Affordability Index2 180
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 240
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 165
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 -1.46% -0.99%
Households -1.42% -1.02%
Families -1.63% -1.12%
Median Household Income   3.64%
Per Capita Income   3.83%

Sandy Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandy 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 # 1245 29th
Population Density # 1246 29th
Diversity Index # 1309 26th
Median Household Income # 1123 36th
Per Capita Income # 849 52nd

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