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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Sandy Lake is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 627. Sandy Lake is in Mercer County. Living in Sandy Lake offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Sandy Lake and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sandy Lake are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$606
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    157.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    629.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    56%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Sandy Lake

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,750
National
$55,322
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Sandy Lake Reviews

2 reviews
Sandy Lake is a wonderful, friendly, and small town located in Pennsylvania when many people go to settle down and raise there children. This town is full of many welcoming people, there isn't much crime. On the downside of living in a small town, there isn't much to do, the education isn't the best and there isn't much diversity.
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I feel most everyone knows everyone around here. Small town atmosphere. They keep an eye out for everyone's well being. People are friendly. Great place to raise a family and send your children to school. I have grown up here all of my life.