Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 7% Sandy Lake Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania

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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 6 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 6
Median Family Income 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 3
People Above Poverty 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 3 4
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 9
Affordability of Rents 6 7
People Living Alone 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 8
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Sandy Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NE of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles N of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Mercer
Metro Area Sharon
Standard Zip Codes 16145
Phone Area Codes 724
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.348
Longitude -80.082

Sandy Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station MERCER
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 42.7 inches
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.3 inches
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Sandy Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 743 100%
Male 343 46.2%
Female 400 53.8%
Under 18 198 26.6%
18+ 545 73.4%
65+ 128 17.2%
Median Age 37.3
Average Family Size 2.94
White 738 99.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1 0.1%

Estimated Sandy Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 718
Growth -25
Growth % -3.4%

Sandy 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 28.8%
Irish 15.4%
English 13.2%
Scotch-Irish 12.4%
US/American 7.9%
Polish 5.8%
Dutch 3.3%
Hungarian 3.1%
Scottish 2%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Italian 1.3%
Swedish 1%
Croatian 1%
Ukrainian 0.8%
Pennsylvania German 0.7%
Slovak 0.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.7%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sandy Lake 743 $38,958
Jackson Center 221 $41,875
Mercer 2,391 $46,979
Polk 1,031 $38,438
Sheakleyville 164 $38,750
Stoneboro 1,104 $35,714
Utica 211 $23,929
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