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Encyclopedia > Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania

Sandy Lake is a borough located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 743.


Sandy Lake is located at 41°21'4" North, 80°4'60" West (41.351165, -80.083220)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.1 km˛ (0.8 mi˛). 2.1 km˛ (0.8 mi˛) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 743 people, 298 households, and 211 families residing in the borough. The population density is 345.6/km˛ (896.4/mi˛). There are 330 housing units at an average density of 153.5/km˛ (398.1/mi˛). The racial makeup of the borough is 99.33% White, 0.13% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.13% from two or more races. 0.13% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 298 households out of which 36.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% are married couples living together, 14.4% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.9% are non-families. 24.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 2.94.

In the borough the population is spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 85.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $34,231, and the median income for a family is $38,958. Males have a median income of $32,159 versus $19,712 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $15,460. 16.6% of the population and 12.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 30.0% of those under the age of 18 and 11.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos
    • Street map from Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?latlongtype=decimal&latitude=41.351165&longitude=-80.08322&zoom=6)
    • Topographic map from Topozone (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.351165&lon=-80.08322&s=200&size=m&layer=DRG100)
    • Aerial photograph from Microsoft Terraserver (http://terraserver.microsoft.com/map.aspx?t=1&s=14&lon=-80.08322&lat=41.351165&w=750&h=500)

  Results from FactBites:
Sandy Lake Pennsylvania Resource Guide, City or community of Sandy Lake, Pennsylvania Facts, Information, Relocation, ... (209 words)
The population of Sandy Lake is approximately 722.
The distance from Sandy Lake to Washington DC is 238 miles.
Sandy Lake is positioned 41.34 degrees north of the equator and 80.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.
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