Penn Lake Park, Pennsylvania

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Penn Lake Park
Borough
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Nickname(s): 
Penn Lake
Location of Penn Lake Park in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Penn Lake Park in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Penn Lake Park is located in Pennsylvania
Penn Lake Park
Penn Lake Park
Location of Penn Lake Park in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.
Penn Lake Park is located in the US
Penn Lake Park
Penn Lake Park
Penn Lake Park (the US)
Coordinates: 41°06′54″N 75°46′12″W / 41.11500°N 75.77000°W / 41.11500; -75.77000Coordinates: 41°06′54″N 75°46′12″W / 41.11500°N 75.77000°W / 41.11500; -75.77000
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLuzerne
Settled1938
Incorporated1976
Government
 • TypeBorough Council
Area
 • Total1.63 sq mi (4.23 km2)
 • Land1.55 sq mi (4.02 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation
1,400 ft (400 m)
Population
 • Total308
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
307
 • Density197.94/sq mi (76.40/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)570
FIPS code42-59054
Websitehttp://www.pennlake.org

Penn Lake Park is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 308 at the 2010 census.[3]

History[edit]

The community was founded in 1938, after ice salesman Albert Lewis used the lake to chip out his product. In 1946, Harry and Mary Goeringer bought the lake — and the 800 acres around it — from Lewis. They built a house by the lake; they later divided the rest of the land into parcels. It became a borough in 1976, when Penn Lake Park applied for a state grant because the lake’s dam needed a major repair.[4]

Geography[edit]

Penn Lake Park is located at 41°06′54″N 75°46′12″W / 41.115027°N 75.769922°W / 41.115027; -75.769922.[5] According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.2 km2), of which 1.5 square miles (4.0 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.2 km2), or 5.05%, is water.[6]

Penn Lake Park is located 10 miles (16 km) south of Wilkes-Barre.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1980217
199024211.5%
200026911.2%
201030814.5%
Est. 2016307[2]−0.3%
Sources:[7][8][9]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 269 people, 118 households, and 84 families residing in the borough. The population density was 137.5 people per square mile (53.0/km2). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 113.5 per square mile (43.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.88% White, 1.12% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 118 households, out of which 23.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.67.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 19.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 31.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 105.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $45,139, and the median income for a family was $50,000. Males had a median income of $29,018 versus $26,000 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $20,437. About 5.7% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 20.8% of those sixty five or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 14, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Penn Lake Park borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  4. ^ https://www.timesleader.com/archive/331780/news-athome-741266-a-summer-place-but-so-much-more-2
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Penn Lake Park borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved April 12, 2012.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  8. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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