Deer Lake, Pennsylvania

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Population in 2013: 691 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +30.9%
Males: 336  (48.6%)
Females: 355  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17961.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $70,784 (it was $52,386 in 2000)
Deer Lake:

$70,784
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $32,561 (it was $25,577 in 2000)

Deer Lake borough income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $172,604 (it was $97,600 in 2000)
Deer Lake:

$172,604
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $186,400; Detached houses: $186,400
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Deer Lake races chart
  • White alone - 663 (96.5%)
  • Asian alone - 7 (1.0%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.3%)

Races in Deer Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Deer Lake: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (28.8%), Irish (16.8%), Polish (7.3%), Dutch (6.1%), Welsh (5.3%), United States (3.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 06/01/1939

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 1,651 people per square mile   (low).

Deer Lake,PA real estate house value index trend

Deer Lake, Pennsylvania map

For population 25 years and over in Deer Lake:

  • High school or higher: 97.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Deer Lake borough:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 61.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

15 residents are foreign born (1.1% Europe).

This borough:  2.3%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,370 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,042 (1.2%)

Deer Lake satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Reading, PA (20.5 miles , pop. 81,207).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Philadelphia, PA (64.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Auburn borough, PA (1.6 miles ), Port Clinton borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Orwigsburg borough, PA (1.9 miles ), Landingville, PA (1.9 miles) , McKeansburg, PA (2.1 miles) , Renningers, PA (2.3 miles ), New Ringgold borough, PA (2.3 miles ), West Hamburg, PA (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 40.62 N, Longitude: 76.05 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570

Deer Lake household income distribution Deer Lake home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Pennsylvania:

5.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-4.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Extraction workers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Deer Lake: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Deer Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 5% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.7 miles away from the Deer Lake borough center injured 7 people and caused $1 million in damages.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 tornado 16.7 miles away from the borough center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Deer Lake-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 20.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.6 miles away from Deer Lake center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 246.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 234.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 292.6 miles away from Deer Lake center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 274.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Schuylkill County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Deer Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Deer Lake:

  • SETON MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; ORWIGSBURG, PA)
  • LAUREL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HAMBURG, PA)
  • REST HAVEN (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SCHUYLKILL HAVEN, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL HEALTH HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • POTTSVILLE HOSP AND WARNE CLINIC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • SCHUYLKILL MEDICAL CENTER - SOUTH JACKSON STREET Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)
  • PRECISION HOME HEALTHCARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; POTTSVILLE, PA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Deer Lake:

  • McCann School of Business & Technology (about 11 miles; Pottsville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 3,412)
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania (about 17 miles; Kutztown, PA; FT enrollment: 9,099)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 19 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,605)
  • Albright College (about 20 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Reading Area Community College (about 21 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,941)
  • Alvernia University (about 23 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,461)
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College (about 24 miles; Schnecksville, PA; FT enrollment: 4,391)

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Notable locations in Deer Lake: Pinedale (A), Deer Lake and West Brunswick Township Fire Company 1 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Deer Lake Pond (A), Deer Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Deer Lake: Deer Lake Fossil Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Schuylkill County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 97.0. This is worse than average.

City:

97.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.0461. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0461
U.S.:

0.3026

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 8.40. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.40
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.788. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.788
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 25.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.130. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.130
U.S.:

0.015

Drinking water stations with addresses in Deer Lake that have no violations reported:

  • MICHAEL BS (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.7%
(1.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This borough:  2.6 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This borough:  76.0%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This borough:  8.4%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Deer Lake compared to Pennsylvania state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Deer Lake travel time to work - commute Deer Lake mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Coal or coke (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Deer Lake borough (based on Schuylkill County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.30%
Here: 74.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchEpiscopal Church
Adherents56.8%17.7%11.0%7.4%0.8%
Congregations27.6%15.5%16.2%16.2%1.3%
NameSalvation ArmyPresbyterian Church (USA)Orthodox Church in America: Territorial DiocesesInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents0.8%0.6%0.5%0.5%3.9%
Congregations0.7%1.7%1.7%1.3%17.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Schuylkill County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
Schuylkill County:

0.95 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 48
Schuylkill County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 114
Here:

7.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Schuylkill County:

30.3%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.3%
State:

11.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$3,238
Totals for Government 0$0 12$3,238

Deer Lake government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $20,000 ($28.94)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $38,000 ($54.99)
    Solid Waste Management: $25,000 ($36.18)
    Central Staff Services: $17,000 ($24.60)
    Police Protection: $14,000 ($20.26)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($17.37)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($15.92)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($13.02)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($5.79)
    Housing & Community Development: $2,000 ($2.89)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.45)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($1.45)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $68,000 ($98.41)

Deer Lake government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($26.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($17.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($10.13)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($1.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($20.26)
    All Other: $3,000 ($4.34)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $56,000 ($81.04)
    Property: $26,000 ($37.63)
    NEC: $13,000 ($18.81)

Deer Lake government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $184,000 ($266.28)

3.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,818 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.03%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Berks County, PA  0.40% ($35,142 average AGI)
from Luzerne County, PA  0.30% ($28,678)
from Carbon County, PA  0.29% ($29,710)


3.44% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,022 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.44%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($171 average AGI)
Schuylkill County:

0.02%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Luzerne County, PA  0.38% ($28,378 average AGI)
to Berks County, PA  0.32% ($36,439)
to Carbon County, PA  0.23% ($24,109)

Strongest AM radio stations in Deer Lake:

  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPPA (1360 AM; 5 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WLSH (1410 AM; 5 kW; LANSFORD, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)
  • WPAM (1450 AM; 1 kW; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: CURRAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPHT (1210 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WOGY (1300 AM; 5 kW; WEST HAZLETON, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Deer Lake:

  • W220BE (91.9 FM; ST. CLAIR, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W256AB (99.1 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WMGH-FM (105.5 FM; TAMAQUA, PA; Owner: J-SYSTEMS FRANCHISING CORP.)
  • W290AC (105.9 FM; PALMERTON, PA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WAVT-FM (101.9 FM; POTTSVILLE, PA; Owner: POTTSVILLE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBSX (97.9 FM; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFYY (106.5 FM; BLOOMSBURG, PA; Owner: RADIO FRIENDZ, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WLEV (100.7 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • W299AF (107.7 FM; CATAWISSA, PA; Owner: SALT & LIGHT MEDIA MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMGS (92.9 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVIA-FM (89.9 FM; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA EDUCATIONAL TV ASSN.)
  • WSPI (99.7 FM; MOUNT CARMEL, PA; Owner: H & P COMMUNICATIONS, LTD)
  • WDIY (88.1 FM; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: LEHIGH VALLEY COMMUNITY BR/CST ASSOC)
  • WKRZ (98.5 FM; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: ENTERCOM WILKES-BARRE SCRANTON, LLC)
  • WBHT (97.1 FM; MOUNTAIN TOP, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Deer Lake:

  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • W24BL (Channel 24; POTTSVILLE, ETC., PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WFMZ-TV (Channel 69; ALLENTOWN, PA; Owner: MARANATHA BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNEP-TV (Channel 16; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WVIA-TV (Channel 44; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: NE PA ED TV ASSOCIATION)
  • WBRE-TV (Channel 28; WILKES-BARRE, PA; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF NORTHEASTERN PENNSYLVANIA, L.L.C.)
  • WYOU (Channel 22; SCRANTON, PA; Owner: MISSION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOLF-TV (Channel 56; HAZLETON, PA; Owner: WOLF LICENSE CORP.)
Deer Lake, Pennsylvania:
  • Fatal accident count: 9
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 18
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 12
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Pennsylvania average:
  • Fatal accident count: 91
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 132
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 27
  • Fatalities: 97
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 227
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 17
See more detailed statistics of Deer Lake fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 3 meters (10ft)
Total average daily traffic: 16,375
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,869
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 20,536

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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