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Deer Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Deer Lake had a population of 661 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Deer Lake is located at latitude 40.6251 and longitude -76.0605 in Schuylkill County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Deer Lake 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.


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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Deer Lake, PA Housing Affordability Index is 178
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

Deer Lake, PA Wealth Index is 71
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 661 (100%)
Population in Households 661 (100.0%)
Population in Families 545 (82.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,507
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,508
Average Household Income $77,566
Per Capita Income $30,923
Wealth Index4 71

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 51 (18.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $200,000
Housing Affordability Index3 178
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 253
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 179
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 -0.42% -0.61%
Households -0.42% -0.56%
Families -1.19% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.73%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Deer Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Deer 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 # 1178 33rd
Population Density # 845 52nd
Diversity Index # 1144 35th
Median Household Income # 373 79th
Per Capita Income # 596 66th

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