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Lake Harmony is an unincorporated community in Kidder Township, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 718 at the 2010 census. It is served by ZIP code 18624.

Lake Harmony
A restaurant in Lake Harmony
A restaurant in Lake Harmony
Lake Harmony is located in Pennsylvania
Lake Harmony
Lake Harmony
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Lake Harmony is located in the United States
Lake Harmony
Lake Harmony
Lake Harmony (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°59′59″N 75°42′29″W / 40.99972°N 75.70806°W / 40.99972; -75.70806
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyCarbon
TownshipKidder
Elevation
1,329 ft (405 m)
Population
 (2010)
718
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18624
Area code(s)570

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HistoryEdit

Frederick Charles Brenckman wrote in 1913:

The region about Lake Harmony has in recent years become quite popular as a summer resort. Numerous cottages or bungalows have been erected, principally by people from Mauch Chunk and Allentown, while many, lured by the cool breezes and quietness of the retreat, spend a portion of the heated term of each year as campers on the shores of the lake.[1]

The Split Rock Lodge and Lake Harmony was originally a private retreat for the executives of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, but much of the land was sold to developers. The lodge was destroyed by fire in 1970. A portion of the building survived the blaze, and it was rebuilt and sold to Village Square, Incorporated.[2]

GeographyEdit

According to the United States Census Bureau, ZIP code 18624 has a total area of 16.9 square miles (43.9 km2), of which 16.5 square miles (42.7 km2) is land and 0.46 square miles (1.2 km2) is water. The community is located of the shores of the eponymous Lake Harmony.[3]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
2000439
201071863.6%

Lake Harmony is neither an incorporated area nor a census-designated place, all the data is for the ZIP code 18624. As of the census of 2010, there were 718 people, 359 households, and 203 families residing in the community. The population density was 43.5 people per square mile (6.6/km²). There were 1,594 housing units at an average density of 96.6/sq mi (12.3/km²). The racial makeup of thecommunity was 95.8% White, 1.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.[4]

There were 359 households, out of which 14.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 5.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% were non-families. Out of all the households, 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.0 and the average family size was 2.61. 69.95 of the housing units were for seasonal, recreational, or occasional use.[4]

In the community the population was spread out, with 14.4% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 19 to 24, 18.2% from 25 to 44, 37.4% from 45 to 64, and 25.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. The gender distribution was 52.9% male and 47.1% female.[4]

According to the American Community Survey in 2013, the median income for a household in the community was $61,563, and the median income for a family was $62,500.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brenckman, Frederick Charles (1913). History of Carbon County, Pennsylvania: Also Containing a Separate Account of the Several Boroughs and Townships in the County, with Biographical Sketches. J. J. Nungesser. p. 213.
  2. ^ "Getaway Weekends: Split Rock Lodge". New York Magazine. July 30, 1979. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "18624 zip code Lake Harmony". BrainyZip. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c d "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 17, 2015.

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