Deer Lake, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Deer Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Deer Lake had a population of 668 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Deer Lake is located at latitude 40.6206 and longitude -76.0569 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Deer Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Schuylkill County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 495 feet.

The Borough of Deer Lake (GNIS ID: 1215547) 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.

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


Total Population 668
Daytime Population: Workers 71
Daytime Population: Residents 307
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 378
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 668
Population in Familes 553
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,523
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $61,082
Average Household Income $72,613
Per Capita Income $29,098


Total Housing Units 278 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 211 (75.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (16.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $169,737
Average Home Value $185,071


Total Households 255
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 182
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 -0.39% -0.45%
Households -0.43% -0.4%
Families -1.29% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.39%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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, 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 # 1164 34th
Population Density # 840 52nd
Diversity Index # 1232 30th
Median Household Income # 412 77th
Per Capita Income # 594 66th

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