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Lake Meade, Pennsylvania
Location in Adams County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Adams County and the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Adams
Townships Latimore, Reading
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Water 0.4 sq mi (1.1 km2)
499 ft (152 m)
 • Total 2,436 (est.)
 • Density 1,938/sq mi (748.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 42-40988
GNIS feature ID 2390019

Lake Meade is an unincorporated census-designated place in Latimore and Reading townships, Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,563 at the 2010 census.


The community of Lake Meade is located around an artificial lake of the same name at 39°59′6″N 77°2′48″W / 39.98500°N 77.04667°W / 39.98500; -77.04667 (39.984958, -77.046734). The lake is an impoundment of Mud Run, a tributary of Bermudian Creek, the water of which flows via Conewago Creek to the Susquehanna River and eventually Chesapeake Bay.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the community has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), of which 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) is land and 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), or 24.28%, is water.


As of the census of 2010, there were 2,563 people, 653 households, and 543 families residing in the community. The 2016 estimate, however, indicated that the population may have decreased to an estimated 2436. In 2010, the population density was 1,800.4 people per square mile (693.5/km2). There were 760 housing units at an average density of 746.9/sq mi (287.7/km2). The racial makeup of the community was 98.3% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 0.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 916 households, out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.5% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.5% were non-families. 12.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.05.

The population was spread out, with no single age category holding more than 10% of the population. The largest three age demographics were 45–49, 10–14, and 50–54 years, with percentages of 9.2, 8.7, and 8.7, respectively. The median age was 40.8 years. For every 100 females, there were 101.5 males.

The estimated 2016 median household income was $88,050, and the median income for a family was an estimated $92,361, with margins of error of ±$14,708 and ±$12,755, respectively. Of full-time employees, males had a median income of $58,750 versus $53,365 for females. The estimated per capita income for the community was $36,209. About 0.7% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line.


All residents of Lake Meade live within the Bermudian Springs School District and vote in Region III for members of the Board. Students attend Bermudian Springs Elementary, Middle, and High Schools.

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