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Harveys Lake - Luzerne county

Population 2,888

Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania

Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne county, is 18 miles W of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 106 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town is part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 2,888 people people live in Harveys Lake.

The People and Families of Harveys Lake

In Harveys Lake, about 57% of adults are married.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Harveys Lake had a median family income of $51,319. Overall, families in Harveys Lake are likely to be financially secure. It turns out that people in the town tend to be educated, and a lot of them are college grads.

Political Inclinations

In 2004, George W. Bush garnered more political contributions ($10,200) in Harveys Lake than did the other Presidential candidates. The Republican party was the top fund-raiser among political parties in the town.

Harveys Lake Housing

Of the houses, apartments, etc. in Harveys Lake, about 81% are lived in by their owners, not renters. It's not uncommon for visitors to rent vacation houses in the town. Notably, housing in Harveys Lake tends to be newer than in most towns.

Commuting

In Harveys Lake, 96% of commuters drive to work.
Harveys Lake Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population2,888100%
Male1,42849.4%
Female1,46050.6%
Under 1865822.8%
18+2,23077.2%
65+37513%
Median Age38.7 
Average Family Size2.97 
White2,83398.1%
African-American40.1%
Asian110.4%
American Indian & Alaskan90.3%
Other90.3%
Mixed Race210.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above)220.8%
Median Family Income (1999)$51,319 
Population In Poverty1936.7%
Harveys Lake Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Irish18.4%
Polish15.1%
German14.7%
Italian8%
English7.5%
Welsh6.9%
US/American4.2%
Lithuanian4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)3.6%
Dutch3.1%
Slovak2%
Swedish1.7%
Pennsylvania German1.6%
Russian1.5%
Austrian1%
Scottish0.9%
European0.8%
French (except Basque)0.8%
Ukrainian0.6%
Scotch-Irish0.6%
Brazilian0.6%
British0.6%
Norwegian0.4%
Slavic0.4%
Czechoslovakian0.2%
Danish0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Syrian0.2%

  


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