Lake Ariel is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 13,012 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Lake Ariel is the 78th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Lake Ariel real estate is some of the most expensive in Pennsylvania, although Lake Ariel house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lake Ariel is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Ariel is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Ariel who work in office and administrative support (15.15%), sales jobs (9.81%), and food service (9.09%).
Another notable thing is that Lake Ariel is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lake Ariel has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lake Ariel has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lake Ariel than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lake Ariel may be for you.
In Lake Ariel, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.24 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Lake Ariel citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.40% of adults in Lake Ariel have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lake Ariel in 2010 was $26,773, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $107,092 for a family of four. However, Lake Ariel contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Lake Ariel home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lake Ariel residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lake Ariel include Italian, Irish, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Lake Ariel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.