Deer Lake, Pennsylvania

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Deer Lake, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Deer Lake strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Deer Lake People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Deer Lake Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Deer Lake Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Deer Lake Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Deer Lake Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Deer Lake, Pennsylvania

Comparing Deer Lake to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Female Share of the Population 7 6
Age of the Population 7 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Male Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 4
Senior Citizens 3 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
People Above Poverty 9 9
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 6 6
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Housing Recently Built 4 9
Affordability of Rents 3 4
People Living Alone 3 1
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Deer Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles N of Reading, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 66 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Schuylkill
Standard Zip Codes 17961
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.625
Longitude -76.06

Deer Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 41 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Distance 19.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 34 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.7 inches
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Deer Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 528 100%
Male 250 47.3%
Female 278 52.7%
Under 18 122 23.1%
18+ 406 76.9%
65+ 60 11.4%
Median Age 39.3
Average Family Size 2.94
White 519 98.3%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 7 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.2%

Estimated Deer Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 575
Growth 47
Growth % 8.9%

Deer Lake Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 43.6%
Irish 12%
US/American 9.6%
English 4.9%
Italian 4.7%
Polish 3.7%
Welsh 3.2%
Dutch 2.2%
Ukrainian 2.2%
Pennsylvania German 2%
Russian 1.7%
Swedish 1.7%
Lithuanian 1.7%
Slovak 1.2%
Austrian 1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.7%
European 0.7%
French (except Basque) 0.7%
Hungarian 0.5%
Croatian 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Swiss 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Deer Lake, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Drehersville (17961)
Frisbie (17961)
Molino (17961)
Pinedale (17961)
West Brunswick (17961)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Deer Lake 528 $61,042
Auburn 839 $40,833
Landingville 175 $41,667
New Ringgold 291 $32,250
Orwigsburg 3,106 $55,313
Port Clinton 288 $36,071
Schuylkill Haven 5,548 $41,286
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