Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania

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Harveys Lake is a borough in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania in the United States. It is the largest natural lake contained entirely in Pennsylvania. Lakeside Drive is the famous road that encircles the lake. It is named after Benjamin Harvey, who founded the borough in 1781 and was a member of the Sons of Liberty, an eminent colonial-era group that eventually defeated the notion of Great Britain's Stamp Act. The population was 2,888 at the 2000 census.


Harveys Lake is located at 41°21′48″N 76°2′38″W / 41.36333°N 76.04389°W / 41.36333; -76.04389 (41.363335, -76.043989)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.5 km²), of which, 5.3 square miles (13.9 km²) of it is land and 1.0 square miles (2.7 km²) of it (16.17%) is water. The lakes depth is about 101 feet at it deepest.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,888 people, 1,185 households, and 791 families residing in the borough. The population density was 540.1 people per square mile (208.4/km²). There were 1,735 housing units at an average density of 324.5/sq mi (125.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.10% White, 0.14% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.38% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population. les there were 97.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $37,656, and the median income for a family was $51,319. Males had a median income of $31,059 versus $25,528 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $22,795. About 3.0% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.


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