Population: 8,546

Male 45% Female 55%
Married 36%
Single 64%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Lock Haven has a very low population density. Lock Haven is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

3,403 Lock Haven
27,441 New York

City Info

Lock Haven, PA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 9/10 and an overall value of 8/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Lock Haven has a population density of 3,403, with 8,546 current residents.

Out of the 8,546 current residents, 45% are male and 55% are female. 36% of the residents are married and 64% are single.



Air quality

Best air quality


  • 49% Sun
  • 41% Rain
  • 29% Snow


51°F average temperature

  • 60 years Median home age
  • $110,380 Median home price
  • -1.76% Home appreciation rate
  • 15.77% Annual property tax
  • 34.9%
    Homes owned
  • 57.6%
    Homes rented
  • 7.5%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Lock Haven, the air quality is 91% and the weather, on average, is 49% sunny, 41% rainy, and 29% snowy. The average temperature is 51°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Lock Haven, you should know that 34.9% of homes are owned while 57.6% of homes are rented, and 7.5% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $110,380, the median age of homes is 60 years, the annual home appreciation is -1.76% and the annual property tax is 15.77%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Lock Haven, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Lock Haven’s crime rate is 4 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Lock Haven is 28 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 47.98% Democratic, 50.73% Republican, and 1.28% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:14


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 79%
    High school diploma
  • 4%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 13%
    Bachelors degree
  • 7%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Lock Haven, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 8.30% of residents are unemployed in Lock Haven (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Lock Haven residents: 6.2% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 18.80% are in the arts and sciences field, 22.3% are in the customer service field, 28% are in the sales field, 0.49% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 16.8% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:14. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 78.52%, 4.34% of residents have an associate’s degree, 13.24% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 6.72% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Lock Haven, you should be aware that the average commute time is 18 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Lock Haven have a few different options. 64% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 0% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.

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