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Welcome to Harveys Lake ...

Harveys Lake is located in Luzerne County<1>.

The location of Harveys Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Harveys Lake has a population of 2,811 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Harveys Lake.

Harveys Lake is 1,240 feet [378 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Harveys Lake lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Harveys Lake is within the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Harveys Lake had an population of 2,811 people. This is an increase of 0.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.67% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Harveys Lake had a population of 2,791 people. This makes Harveys Lake the county's 19th most populous community.

The population of Harveys Lake represents 0.02% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 338th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,791 people, the population of Harveys Lake decreased 3.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,888 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Harveys Lake.

Communities near Harveys Lake ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Harveys Lake.

  • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County]
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    • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Harveys Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,597 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkes-Barre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkes-Barre<6>
  • Kingston [Luzerne County]
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    • Kingston [Luzerne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Harveys Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,787 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<6>
  • Nanticoke [Luzerne County]
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    • Nanticoke [Luzerne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Harveys Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,278 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanticoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanticoke<6>
  • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
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    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Harveys Lake
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,838 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pittston [Luzerne County]
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      • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Harveys Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,724 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<6>
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
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      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Harveys Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<6>
    • Moosic [Lackawanna County]
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      • Moosic [Lackawanna County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Harveys Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,813 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic<6>
    • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
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      • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Harveys Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,752 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
    • Exeter [Luzerne County]
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      • Exeter [Luzerne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Harveys Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<6>
    • Swoyersville [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swoyersville
      • Swoyersville [Luzerne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Harveys Lake
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,010 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swoyersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swoyersville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Harveys Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Harveys Lake.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Harveys Lake. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Harveys Lake.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Harveys Lake. See our Newspapers Page for Harveys Lake.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Harveys Lake ...

Looking for more information about Harveys Lake? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Harveys Lake, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Harveys Lake.

Adding Harveys Lake to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Harveys Lake in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Harveys Lake was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Harveys Lake on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Harveys Lake on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Harveys Lake

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Luzerne County

About Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harveys Lake. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Luzerne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Harveys Lake.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Harveys Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harveys Lake) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Harveys Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Harveys LakeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harveys Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3623, Longitude: -76.0421       In this case, the coordinates for Harveys Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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