Lancaster County, PA Demographic Data

Lancaster County, PA Summary

Lancaster County is located in Pennsylvania
  • Population: 526,823
  • Area: 983.80 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 943.81 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 39.99 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 535.49 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 360.24 ft
  • Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (GMT -5)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Lancaster County, PA Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
274,443
51%
50.8
Male
264,057
49%
49.2
Total Population
538,500
 
323,128,000

Lancaster County, PA Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
35,667
6.6% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
37,203
6.9% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
33,568
6.2% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
36,917
6.9% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
34,383
6.4% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
69,728
12.9% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
60,922
11.3% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
68,170
12.7% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
35,614
6.6% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
34,641
6.4% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
49,110
9.1% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
27,974
5.2% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
14,603
2.7% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
410,044
76.1%
77.2
Female
212,100
51.7%
51.3
Male
197,944
48.3%
48.7
21 Years and over
388,944
72.2%
73.1
62 Years and over
112,202
20.8%
18.8
65 Years and over
91,687
17.0%
15.2
Female
51,191
55.8%
55.8
Male
40,496
44.2%
44.2
Median Age (years)
38
0.0%
0.0

Lancaster County, PA Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
525,851
97.7% 
96.8
White
481,798
89.5% 
72.6
Black or African American
23,427
4.4% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
431
0.1% 
0.8
Asian
10,923
2.0% 
5.4
Asian Indian
1,672
0.3% 
1.2
Chinese
1,553
0.3% 
1.3
Filipino
463
0.1% 
0.9
Japanese
151
0.0% 
0.2
Korean
871
0.2% 
0.4
Vietnamese
3,214
0.6% 
0.6
Other Asian
2,999
0.6% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
53
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
9,219
1.7% 
5.1
Two or More Races
12,649
2.3% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
55,025
10.2% 
17.8
Mexican
6,582
1.2% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
34,238
6.4% 
1.7
Cuban
1,218
0.2% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
12,987
2.4% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
483,475
89.8% 
82.2

Lancaster County, PA Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
23,229
6.4% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
31,564
8.7% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
132,943
36.9% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
53,742
14.9% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
29,082
8.1% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
58,556
16.2% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
31,646
8.8% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
54,793
15.1%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
305,969
84.9%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
90,202
25.0%
31.2

Lancaster County, PA Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
131,678
30.5%
33.7%
Now Married
231,952
53.7%
47.5
Divorced
33,986
7.9%
11.0%
Separated
8,077
1.9%
2.0
Widowed
26,369
6.1
5.8%

Lancaster County, PA Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
422,102
83.9%
78.4%
Languages other than english
80,731
16.1%
21.6%
Spanish
34,073
6.8%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
33,838
6.7%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
6,818
1.4%
3.5%
Other Languages
6,002
1.2%
1.1%

Lancaster County, PA Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
7,197
3.7%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
7,106
3.6%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
19,024
9.7%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
16,764
8.5%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
27,371
13.9%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
43,464
22.1%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
26,842
13.6%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
31,047
15.8%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
10,073
5.1%
5.8
$200,000 or more
7,919
4.0%
6.4
Median household income
61,335
 
57,617
Per capita income
29,740
 
31,128

Lancaster County, PA Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
5,194
1.9%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
24,309
9.0%
9.8
Construction
20,967
7.8%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
61,306
22.7%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
11,433
4.2%
6.6
Information
4,310
1.6%
2.1
Manufacturing
43,609
16.2%
10.1
Other services except public administration
14,963
5.6%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
21,242
7.9%
11.4
Public administration
7,481
2.8%
4.6
Retail trade
33,484
12.4%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
12,568
4.7%
5.2
Wholesale trade
8,688
3.2%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
27,255
10.1%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
89,484
33.2%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
45,827
17.0%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
60,922
22.6%
23.3%
Service occupations
46,066
17.1%
18.1%

Lancaster County, PA Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
265,376
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
210,949
79.5%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
24,444
9.2%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
3,328
1.3%
5.1
Walked
9,757
3.7%
2.7
Other means
4,567
1.7%
1.8
Worked at home
12,331
4.6%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
24.0
 
26.6

Lancaster County, PA Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
17,990
9.1%
8.7
1 vehicles
55,394
28.1%
33.2
2 vehicles
81,672
41.5%
37.1
3 or more
41,751
21.2%
21.0

Lancaster County, PA Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
196,807
94.7%
87.6
Owner Occupied
133,078
67.6%
63.1
Renter Occupied
63,729
32.4%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
11,000
5.3%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
1
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
4
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.8
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.4
0.0%
2.5

Lancaster County, PA Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
207,807
1 room
3,521
1.7%
2.4
2 rooms
4,563
2.2%
2.7
3 rooms
14,835
7.1%
9.1
4 rooms
24,643
11.9%
16.5
5 rooms
33,782
16.3%
19.8
6 rooms
39,500
19.0%
17.8
7 rooms
32,506
15.6%
12.0
8 rooms
24,935
12.0%
8.6
9 rooms or more
29,522
14.2%
11.1
Median Rooms
6
 
0.0

Lancaster County, PA Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
207,807
 
 
1-unit, detached
111,776
53.8%
61.5
1-unit, attached
42,450
20.4%
5.9
2-units
7,726
3.7%
3.6
3 or 4 units
11,637
5.6%
4.4
5 to 9 units
8,967
4.3%
4.8
10 to 19 units
6,454
3.1%
4.4
20 or more units
10,788
5.2%
9.0
Mobile home
8,009
3.9%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
0
0.0%
0.1

Lancaster County, PA Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
43,470
20.9%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
9,133
4.4%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
19,259
9.3%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
16,983
8.2%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
27,572
13.3%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
30,326
14.6%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
27,916
13.4%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
24,862
12.0%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
6,008
2.9%
2.8%
2014 or later
2,278
1.1%
1.4%

Lancaster County, PA Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
60,292
30.6%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
15,809
8.0%
4.7
Electricity
70,442
35.8%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
38,245
19.4%
4.8
Coal or coke
4,958
2.5%
0.1
Wood
4,374
2.2%
1.9
Solar energy
42
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
1,937
1.0%
0.5
No fuel used
708
0.4%
1.1

Lancaster County, PA Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
83,932
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
1,371
1.6%
1.6%
$2,500 to $2,999
3,556
4.2%
7.0%
$3,000 or more
4,539
5.4%
10.3%
$2,000 to $2,499
9,056
10.8%
11.8%
$500 to $999
13,551
16.1%
20.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
21,638
25.8%
20.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
30,221
36.0%
28.8%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
37,922
45.3%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
15,693
18.7%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
10,295
12.3%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
5,612
6.7%
7.0%
35.0% or more
14,218
17.0%
21.3%
Not Computed
192
0.0%
0.0%

Lancaster County, PA Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
62,099 
 
41,631,300 
$2,500 to $2,999
463
0.7%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
497
0.8%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
1,152
1.9%
4.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
3,687
5.9%
11.9%
Less than $500
3,742
6.0%
10.7%
$1,000 to $1,499
22,124
35.6%
28.3%
$500 to $999
30,434
49.0%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
1,630
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
957
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
8,097
13.3%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
10,267
16.9%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
8,823
14.5%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
4,870
8.0%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
5,505
9.1%
9.0%
35.0% or more
23,237
38.2%
40.7%
Not Computed
2,930
0.0%
0.0%

Lancaster County, PA Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
133,078
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
7,430
5.6%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
8,466
6.4%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
21,255
16.0%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
31,681
23.8%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
39,237
29.5%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
17,382
13.1%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
5,299
4.0%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
2,328
1.7%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
196,400
 
205,000
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