Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania

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Conneaut Lake, Pennsylvania
Lake Road (U.S. Route 6)
Lake Road (U.S. Route 6)
Etymology: Conneaut Lake
Location of Conneaut Lake in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Conneaut Lake in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
Conneaut Lake is located in Pennsylvania
Conneaut Lake
Conneaut Lake
Location of Conneaut Lake in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°36′8″N 80°18′24″W / 41.60222°N 80.30667°W / 41.60222; -80.30667Coordinates: 41°36′8″N 80°18′24″W / 41.60222°N 80.30667°W / 41.60222; -80.30667
CountryUnited States
CountyCrawford County
 • MayorJoel Agnew (R)
 • Total0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
 • Land0.36 sq mi (0.94 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
[2] (middle of borough)
1,085 ft (331 m)
Highest elevation
[2] (southwest corner of borough)
1,140 ft (350 m)
Lowest elevation1,073 ft (327 m)
 • Total653
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,738.29/sq mi (671.57/km2)
Time zoneUTC-4 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)814

Conneaut Lake /ˈkɒniˌɔːt/ is a borough in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States, located at the southern end of the lake of the same name. The population was 653 at the 2010 census.[4]


The town was founded in 1799 as "Evansburg", named for local farmer Abner Evans. It took the name of the neighboring lake in 1892.

Announcement of Marion Christy swimming Conneaut Lake in 1901.[5]


Conneaut Lake borough is located southwest of the center of Crawford County at 41°36′8″N 80°18′24″W / 41.60222°N 80.30667°W / 41.60222; -80.30667 (41.602322, -80.306733).[6] Its northeastern border follows Second Street, which parallels the southwest shore of Conneaut Lake, the largest natural lake in Pennsylvania. The entire borough is surrounded by Sadsbury Township, a separate municipality.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.36 square miles (0.94 km2), all of it land.[4] U.S. Route 6 and U.S. Route 322 pass through the borough, leading east together 9 miles (14 km) to Meadville, the Crawford County seat. US 6 leads northwest 7.5 miles (12.1 km) to Linesville at the northeast end of Pymatuning Reservoir and 14 miles (23 km) to the Ohio border, while US 322 leads southwest 12 miles (19 km) to Jamestown at the south end of Pymatuning Reservoir and 17 miles (27 km) to the Ohio border.

Conneaut Lake Park, an amusement resort which opened in 1892, is located 3 miles (5 km) north of the borough, near the north end of the lake. Other attractions include the Hotel Conneaut, which is famous for alleged hauntings.[citation needed]

In summer, Pennsylvania vacationers are drawn to the lake due to the lack of boating restrictions.[citation needed] Many different vessels can be found on the lake in the warm-weather months. In winter, the frozen lake surface attracts skaters and ice-fishermen.

The Adair House is also located in Conneaut Lake. The house is plays host to the annual Thomas Family reunion.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2018622[3]−4.7%

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 708 people, 331 households, and 187 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,927.9 people per square mile (738.8/km²). There were 370 housing units at an average density of 1,007.5 per square mile (386.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.18% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.98% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, and 0.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 331 households, out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 26.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $34,306, and the median income for a family was $42,375. Males had a median income of $35,000 versus $21,417 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,486. About 5.5% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.2% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Mar 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Conneaut Lake Topo Map, Crawford County PA (Conneaut Lake Area)". TopoZone. Locality, LLC. Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Conneaut Lake borough, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 3, 2015.
  5. ^ Donovan, Henry. "Chicago Eagle". Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. Retrieved 2 July 2015.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  8. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  10. ^ Bureau, U. S. Census. "American FactFinder - Results". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 July 2019.

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