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Pikes Creek, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Township Lake Township
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 269
 • Density 211/sq mi (81.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 570

Pikes Creek is a census-designated place (CDP) in Lake Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 269 at the 2010 census.


Pikes Creek is located at 41°18′21″N 76°5′46″W / 41.30583°N 76.09611°W / 41.30583; -76.09611.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), all of it land. It is located at the crossroads of Pennsylvania Route 29 and Pennsylvania Route 118. The borough of Dallas is 8 miles (13 km) east along Route 118, and the city of Nanticoke is 12 miles (19 km) south along Route 29.

The village is named for Pikes Creek, a tributary of Harveys Creek, which flows south to the Susquehanna River at West Nanticoke.

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