Emerald Lakes, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Emerald Lakes, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Emerald Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 2,920 as of July 1, 2017. Emerald Lakes 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 Emerald Lakes is located at latitude 41.084 and longitude -75.4139 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the Emerald Lakes Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.96 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Monroe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,011 feet.

The Emerald Lakes Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2633825) 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 Emerald Lakes Census Designated Place is located within Township of Tobyhanna, a minor civil division (MCD) of Monroe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emerald Lakes 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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Emerald Lakes, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,920
Daytime Population: Workers 53
Daytime Population: Residents 1,699
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,752
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.60
Population in Households 2,920
Population in Familes 2,549
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 987
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $55,686
Average Household Income $68,828
Per Capita Income $24,165


Total Housing Units 1,520 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 865 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 115 ( 7.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 540 (35.5%)
Median Home Value $183,964
Average Home Value $211,994


Total Households 980
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 754
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 0.16% -0.1%
Households 0.16% -0.08%
Families -0.24% -0.16%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   2.94%

Emerald Lakes, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerald Lakes 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 # 463 74th
Population Density # 1082 39th
Diversity Index # 28 98th
Median Household Income # 637 64th
Per Capita Income # 1150 35th

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