Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Population 59,370

Lancaster is located in Lancaster County, PA. The population is 59,370, making Lancaster the largest city in Lancaster County and the 8th largest city in the state of Pennsylvania.

There are 37 public schools in Lancaster with an average Homefacts rating of C+. The total crime rate for Lancaster is moderate , and there are 46 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Lancaster is high and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Lancaster property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Lancaster include Lancaster Township, Manheim Township and Millersville.

Lancaster Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Above average
  • No High School Diploma: 24.3%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 55.9%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 19.8%

Crime Rate

14.63% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 163
  • Violent Crimes: 122
  • Robbery: 17
  • Burglary: 93
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

56.48% Lower than national avg.
  • 46 offenders in Lancaster
  • 7.75 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

409 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 12
  • Registered Polluters: 55
  • Superfunds: 32
  • Tanks & Spills: 310


High 11.4%
  • Pennsylvania unemployment average: 8.1%
  • National unemployment average: 6.2%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

Schools view all

37 Public Schools view public schools

There are 37 K-12 public schools in Lancaster, PA and 28 private schools. Homefacts rates Lancaster's schools as Above average, with an overall C+ rating.

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Crime view details

46 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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Crime Index view report

*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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0 Former Drug Labs view all

  • Good news! No Drug lab found in Lancaster, PA

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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$210,000 compared to February 2020
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

16 Building Permits View All

  • In 2014, the city of Lancaster, PA issued 16 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2013, the city of Lancaster, PA issued 2 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. Of those 2 permits, were issued for single family homes and 2 were issued for multi-family homes.
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Fair Market Rents

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  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $721
  • 1 Bedroom: $859
  • 2 Bedrooms: $1,080
  • 3 Bedrooms: $1,365
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,461

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Environmental Hazards

409 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1179/1212)
    Lancaster, PA has 97.28% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 1 COUNTY
    Lancaster, PA is a red zone.
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  • UV Index MODERATE 4.39 Average
    Lancaster, PA is a moderate risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 30.1°
  • February 32.55°
  • March 42.75°
  • April 52.48°
  • May 62.55°
  • June 71.32°
  • July 75.98°
  • August 72.68°
  • September 66.62°
  • October 53.57°
  • November 43.9°
  • December 34.82°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Lancaster, PA

Lancaster, PA has a low risk of earthquakes.
Lancaster, PA has no risk of hurricanes.
Lancaster, PA has a high risk of hail storms.
Lancaster, PA has a high risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Lancaster, PA: $36,233


Unemployment in Lancaster is 11.4%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 8.1% and 6.2% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 54.31%
White Collar - 45.69%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Tom Wolf
  • Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.
  • Sen. Patrick J. Toomey

City Representatives

  • Joseph R. Pitts

Neighborhood Info

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Nearest Major Airports

36 FCC Towers view all