Bear Lake, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Bear Lake, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Bear Lake had a population of 176 as of July 1, 2018. Bear Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bear Lake is located at latitude 41.9934 and longitude -79.5014 in Warren County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Bear Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Warren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,552 feet.

The Borough of Bear Lake (GNIS ID: 1215645) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bear Lake: Happy Town.

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Bear Lake, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 176
Population in Households 176
Population in Familes 151
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 253
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $42,444
Average Household Income $53,892
Per Capita Income $18,947


Total Housing Units 75 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 58 (77.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 7 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $106,250
Average Home Value $127,632


Total Households 68
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.86% 0.11%
Households 0.93% 0.0%
Families 1.56% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Bear Lake, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bear Lake to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 1654 6th
Population Density # 1638 7th
Diversity Index # 1132 35th
Median Household Income # 1376 22nd
Per Capita Income # 1698 4th

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