Pike County PA Real Estate & Lifestyle 

 

Pike County PA Real Estate  Located in Pennsylvania, Pike County is included in the New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the borough of Milford is the county seat. Pike County has a total area of 567 square miles, of which 545 square miles is land and 22 square miles is water.  

 

The terrain rises rapidly from the river valley in the east to the rolling foothills of the Poconos in the west. The highest point is one of two unnamed hills in Greene Township that top out at approximately 2,110 feet above sea level.  

 

Adjacent counties to Pike County include Sullivan County, New York (north); Orange County, New York (east); Sussex County, New Jersey (southeast); Monroe County (southwest); and Wayne County (northwest). Pike County is comprised of the following boroughs, townships and census-designated places.      

 

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Boroughs in the county include Matamoras and Milford (the county seat).  Townships include   Blooming Grove, Delaware, Dingman, Greene, Lackawaxen, Lehman, Milford, Palmyra, Porter, Shohola, and Westfall.  Census-designated Places in Pike County include Birchwood Lakes, Conashaugh Lakes, Fawn Lake Forest, Gold Key Lake, Hemlock Farms, Masthope, Pine Ridge, Pocono Mountain Lake Estates, Pocono Ranch Lands, Pocono Woodland Lakes, Saw Creek, Sunrise Lake.   

 

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Milford (County Seat) has a large number of historically significant buildings, many constructed in the nineteenth century and early twentieth centuries. Some are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, while numerous others are included in the Milford Historic District, also listed on the NRHP. Since the late 20th century, Pike County has been the fastest-growing county in Pennsylvania. Between 1990 and 2000, the county population increased by 65.2%, and it grew an additional 16.9% between 2000 and 2004.  The area has relatively low state and county taxes, affordable housing, and Interstate 80 and Interstate 84 provide rapid commutes to New York City’s northern suburbs. 

 

Pike County is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Two of Pike County’s largest water areas are the upper Delaware River and Lake Wallenpaupack, which is shared by Wayne County. Both offer boating, camping, fishing and wildlife observation.  Lake Wallenpaupack encompasses 5,700 acres with 52 miles of Shoreline.    

 

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Pike County has a wide array of housing options to fit the needs of its diverse population  Whether you’re looking for a primary home or a weekend getaway home, Pike County PA real estate includes condos/townhomes, new construction homes, lakefront homes, luxury estates, and equestrian properties. The median home value in Pike County is $130K, with home appreciation at 13.43% over the last year. The median age of Pike County PA real estate is 29 years. Renters make up approx. 8.50% of the population and 44.95% of houses and apartments in the county are unoccupied (vacancy rate).   

 

Climate

 

Pike County gets around 46 inches of rain per year with around 45 inches of snowfall.  The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 124.   On average, Pike County has 189 sunny days per year with July highs around 82 degrees and January lows around 15 degrees. 

 

People 

 

As of 2016, the population of Pike County is 55,949 with 103 people per square mile (population density).  The median age is 45.3.   58.44% of people in Pike County are married, and 8.59% are divorced.  The average household size is 2.66 people.   28.34% of people are married, with children and 11.27% have children and are single. 

 

Schools 

 

The quality of a school district is often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. Pike County is served by a number of public school districts.   Pike County public school districts include Delaware Valley School DistrictEast Stroudsburg Area School District (also in Monroe County), and Wallenpaupack Area School District (also Wayne County). Pike County schools spend approximately $15,179 per student.  There are 13 students per teacher, 523 students per librarian, and 303 students per counselor in Pike County schools.  The table below lists the largest public schools in Pike County sorted by the number of students:        

 

 

1. Delaware Valley Hs
Milford, PA High School 09-12  
2. Wallenpaupack Area Hs
Hawley, PA High School 09-12  
3. Wallenpaupack Area Ms
Hawley, PA Middle School 06-08  
4. Dingman-Delaware Ms
Dingmans Ferry, PA Middle School 06-08  
5. Dingman-Delaware El School
Dingmans Ferry, PA Elementary School 03-05  
6. Dingman-Delaware Primary School
Dingmans Ferry, PA Elementary School PK-02  
7. Shohola El School
Shohola, PA Elementary School PK-06  
8. Delaware Valley El School
Milford, PA Elementary School PK-06  
9. Wallenpaupack North Intrmd School
Hawley, PA Elementary School 03-05  
10. Wallenpaupack Pri School
Hawley, PA Elementary School KG-02

Click here for a directory of two and four-year schools in or near Pike County, PA. 

 

Economy 

 

As of 2016, the unemployment rate in Pike County is 6.20%,  with job growth of 1.47%.  Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be around 36.74%.  Pike County sales tax rate is 6.00% and income tax is 3.07%.   The income per capita is $27,935, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $58,906. 

 

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Top employers in Pike County (in order of # of employees) include Delaware Area School district, Wallenpaupack Area School District, Wal-Mart Associates Inc,  Pike County, East Stroudsburg Area School District,  The Lodge at Woodloch, Federal Government, State Government, Hemlock Farms Community Association, Progressive Health of PA Inc, Econo-Pak, Prices Chopper Operating CO of PA,and  Lowes Home Centrs Inc. 

 

Hospitals/Medical Centers

 

There are 7 Hospitals/medical centers in or near Pike County, PA: Bon Secours Community HospitalSt. Anthony Community HospitalWayne Memorial HospitalNewton Memorial HospitalOrange Regional Medical CenterCatskill Regional Medical Center and Pocono Medical Center

 

Transportation 

 

The nearest major airport is Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, which offers domestic flights from Scranton, PA, located about 48 miles from the center of Pike County.  Another major airport is Morristown Municipal Airport,  offering domestic flights from Morristown, New Jersey, located about 59 miles from Pike County.  Stewart International Airport offers domestic flights from Newburgh, New York, located about 60 miles away.  The average one-way commute takes 43 minutes.  81% of commuters drive their own car alone, 9% carpool with others, 2% take mass transit and 5% work from home.  

 

Alicia Kowalik, REALTOR® – Lake Wallenpaupack Area Homes for Sale & Real Estate – Pike County PA – Call Today! (570) 470-5076 

 

Alicia is your best resource for information about Pike County PA real estate, communities, new construction, schools, amenities, property taxes, HOA fees, utility service providers and more.f you’re interested in buying a home in Pike County in the Lake Wallenpaupack area, Alicia would be happy to assist you in finding a home that is the best match for your needs.

 

Alicia can help educate you on the best communities and can help you evaluate the features, benefits, and amenities of your favorite choices. In some cases, she can make you aware of homes not on the market and arrange private showings.  Alicia provides exceptional, personalized service and will work hard ensure that your home buying or selling experience is a positive and rewarding one. Offering uncompromising standards of integrity, honesty, and service, Alicia will give you the assurance that your home transaction will be completed promptly, professionally and ethically. 

 

Please give Alicia Kowalik, Pike County PA REALTOR® a call today at (570) 470-5076 or fill out the online contact form and she will be delighted to answer any questions you may have!   

 

Alicia Kowalik, REALTOR® 

Lakeview Realty Inc.

Wallenpaupack Realty

2449 Route 6

Hawley, PA 18428

Direct:  (570) 470-5076