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Lake is a township in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Lake. For links to other places called Lake, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lake is 41.376N. The longitude is -76.133W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,601 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,110.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lake demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18656 ZIP code.
19% of Lake residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake was $16,641, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Lake residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lake, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $392. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $919.
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake political report.
The average commute time for Lake workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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