Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania

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Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania

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High Points

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

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College Educated Adults
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Top 17% Harveys Lake College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania

Comparing Harveys 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 8 6
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Age of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 4 2
Racial Diversity 4 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 8 8
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Working at Home 5 6
Short Commute Times 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 6 4
Housing Recently Built 4 9
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3

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Harveys Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles W of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Luzerne
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18618
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.394
Longitude -76.025

Harveys 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 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Distance 33.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Distance 34.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
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Harveys Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,888 100%
Male 1,428 49.4%
Female 1,460 50.6%
Under 18 658 22.8%
18+ 2,230 77.2%
65+ 375 13%
Median Age 38.7
Average Family Size 2.97
White 2,833 98.1%
African-American 4 0.1%
Asian 11 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.3%
Other 9 0.3%
Mixed Race 21 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 0.8%

Estimated Harveys Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,868
Growth -20
Growth % -0.7%

Harveys 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
Irish 18.4%
Polish 15.1%
German 14.7%
Italian 8%
English 7.5%
Welsh 6.9%
US/American 4.2%
Lithuanian 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Dutch 3.1%
Slovak 2%
Swedish 1.7%
Pennsylvania German 1.6%
Russian 1.5%
Austrian 1%
Scottish 0.9%
European 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
British 0.6%
Brazilian 0.6%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Norwegian 0.4%
Slavic 0.4%
Syrian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Romanian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Harveys Lake 2,888 $51,319
Courtdale 791 $44,500
Dallas 2,557 $57,344
Edwardsville 4,984 $26,908
Luzerne 2,952 $37,730
Pringle 991 $43,750
Swoyersville 5,157 $39,188
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