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, Lake Ariel isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lake Ariel are a mix 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 (14.04%), sales jobs (8.50%), and management occupations (7.94%).
Another notable thing is that Lake Ariel is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Lake Ariel’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Lake Ariel is worth considering.
One downside of living in Lake Ariel, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.85 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Lake Ariel are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.95% of adults in Lake Ariel having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lake Ariel in 2010 was $27,339, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,356 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 Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Lake Ariel is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.