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Emerald Lakes, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Emerald Lakes Census Designated Place had a population of 2,982 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.0884 and longitude -75.4196 in Monroe County. The formal boundaries for the Emerald Lakes Census Designated Place 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.


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Emerald Lakes, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Emerald Lakes, PA Housing Affordability Index is 166
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

Emerald Lakes, 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 2,982 (100%)
Population in Households 2,982 (100.0%)
Population in Families 2,596 (87.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,008
Diversity Index2 73
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $60,246
Average Household Income $70,492
Per Capita Income $24,842
Wealth Index4 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 870 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 137 ( 8.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 536 (34.7%)
Median Home Value $171,429
Housing Affordability Index3 166
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,007
Average Household Size 2.96
Family Households 771
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 0.35% 0.32%
Households 0.42% 0.37%
Families 0.06% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Emerald Lakes, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emerald Lakes 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 # 458 74th
Population Density # 1063 40th
Diversity Index # 28 98th
Median Household Income # 596 66th
Per Capita Income # 1243 29th

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