Indian Lake, Pennsylvania
Indian Lake is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Somerset County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. As of 2010, the population was 77,742. Somerset County was created on April 17, 1795, from part of Bedford County and named for Somerset, United Kingdom. Its county seat is Somerset. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania,...

. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Johnstown is a city in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States, west-southwest of Altoona, Pennsylvania and east of Pittsburgh. The population was 20,978 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Cambria County...

 Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 394 at the 2010 census, down from 450 in 2000. Indian Lake is home to Indian Lake Golf Club, which opened in 1974, and was the first to be designed by Arnold Palmer
Arnold Palmer
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, Northwinds Golf Course (public), Indian Lake Resort (fine dining, banquet, and swimming), Indian Lake Marina, and the new James W. McIntyre Hiking and Biking Trail.

While the crash of United Flight 93 is often reported as Shanksville
Shanksville, Pennsylvania
Shanksville is a borough in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a population of 245, as of the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area and is approximately 60 miles southeast from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania...

, it is actually closer to Indian Lake, about 1.5 versus 2 miles away. The actual location of the crash was in a field in Stonycreek Township
Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Stonycreek Township is a township in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,221 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area.-History:...


The 700+ acre, ~5-mile long horseshoe-shaped Lake is private in that use is limited to property owners plus a small number of local use permits offered for sale each year. Residents enjoy water skiing, tubing, PWCs (Jet-Skis), fishing - just about every imaginable water sport. Power boats are limited in length (22 feet for ski-type boats/runabouts; 30 feet for pontoon boats) but there is no horsepower limit. Boating rules are governed by a local boating ordinance (law) and enforced by local police and the PA Fish and Boat Commission. All watercraft require state and local registration.

Approximately half the homes at Indian Lake are year-round permanent residences and half are seasonal recreational/vacation homes. Rentals are available, and each year a number of lake-front and golf-course homes are available for sale; all property owners, not just lakefronts, may enjoy use of the Lake via docking at the Marina or an available public launch.

During the winter months the roads are very well cared-for, but there is plenty of snow and area for snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Downhill skiers enjoy nearby Seven Springs, Hidden Valley and Laurel Mountain ski resorts.


Indian Lake is located at 40°2′51"N 78°51′33"W (40.047616, -78.859198).

According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the borough has a total area of 4.5 square miles (11.7 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²) of it (17.26%) is water.

Indian Lake has the fourth-highest elevation of towns in Pennsylvania, at 2281 feet. This is the Lake water level, homes at Indian Lake range from 2300 to 2550 feet in base elevation.


As of the census
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of 2000, there were 450 people, 206 households, and 146 families residing in the borough. The population density
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 was 122.0 people per square mile (47.1/km²). There were 548 housing units at an average density of 148.5 per square mile (57.3/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.33% White, 0.22% from other races
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, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

In 2000 there were 206 households, of which 16.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.0% were married couples
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 living together, 1.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.53.

In the borough the population has 14.2% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 34.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 110.3 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there are 113.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $53,750, and the median income for a family was $58,214. Males had a median income of $44,792 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita
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 income for the borough is $27,630. About 1.4% of families and 2.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.
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