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Population (year 2000): 56,348. Estimated population in July 2005: 54,757 (-2.8% change)
Males: 27,474 (48.8%), Females: 28,874 (51.2%)

Lancaster County

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 30.4 years
Median household income: $29,770 (year 2000)
Median house value: $71,300 (year 2000)

Lancaster, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Lancaster:

  • White Non-Hispanic (51.8%)
  • Hispanic (30.8%)
  • Other race (17.4%)
  • Black (14.1%)
  • Two or more races (3.9%)
  • Vietnamese (1.2%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (20.9%), Irish (7.6%), United States (5.6%), English (4.4%), Italian (3.9%), French (1.5%).

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Elevation: 368 feet

Land area: 7.4 square miles

Lancaster,

For population 25 years and over in Lancaster

  • High school or higher: 66.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster city

  • Never married: 39.8%
  • Now married: 37.7%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

6.6% Foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 1.9% Asia, 1.0% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +381 (+0.7%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MD Baltimore, (55.0 miles www.TotalMove.com )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (79.7 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: PA (4.0 miles Millersville, Street, PA (4.8 miles Willow Petersburg, PA (5.3 miles East PA Lititz, (7.9 miles PA (8.6 miles Salunga-Landisville, PA Mountville, (8.8 miles PA (8.9 miles Rothsville, PA (8.9 miles Leacock-Leola-Bareville,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 14 buildings, average cost: $71,700
  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $61,500
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $62,800
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $51,700
  • 2001: 14 buildings, average cost: $49,200
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $64,100
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $71,600
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $70,200
  • 2005: 14 buildings, average cost: $75,100

Latitude: 40.04 N, Longitude: 76.30 W

Area code: 717


Lancaster, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.7%), Educational,health and social services (19.9%), Retail trade (13.2%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +17,530 (+31.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 10,149 (42.5%)


 

Crime in Lancaster by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 8 4 4 8 3
    per 100,000 14.2 7.1 7.1 14.2 5.3
Rapes 45 37 43 37 31
    per 100,000 79.9 65.7 76.3 65.7 55.0
Robberies 334 284 239 245 181
    per 100,000 592.7 504.0 424.1 434.8 321.2
Assaults 222 183 191 267 153
    per 100,000 394.0 324.8 339.0 473.8 271.5
Burglaries 540 538 613 563 430
    per 100,000 958.3 954.8 1087.9 999.1 763.1
Thefts 2,403 2,120 2,294 2,152 2,381
    per 100,000 4264.6 3762.3 4071.1 3819.1 4225.5
Auto thefts 289 379 341 318 281
    per 100,000 512.9 672.6 605.2 564.4 498.7
581.5 520.7 520.1 533.5 440.3


Average climate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lancaster,

Lancaster-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 41% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.8 miles away from the Lancaster city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/18/1970, a category 3 tornado 24.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Dan Kreider - 2005 NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, born: Mar 11, 1977), John Parrish - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Baltimore Orioles, born: Nov 26, 1977), Kris Wilson - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Aug 22, 1981), Matt Watson - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Oakland Athletics, born: Sep 5, 1978), Charles Demuth - (1883-1935), painter, Dustin Salisbery - College basketball player (Temple Owls), Jerry Johnson - College basketball player (Rider Broncos), Lee Melchionni - College basketball player (Duke Blue Devils), Matt Lundy - College football player (Cornell Big Red).


Main business address for: FULTON FINANCIAL CORP (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS), HERLEY INDUSTRIES INC /NEW (SEARCH, DETECTION, NAVIGATION, GUIDANCE, AERONAUTICAL SYS), ARMSTRONG HOLDINGS INC /PA/ (PLASTICS PRODUCTS, NEC), STERLING FINANCIAL CORP /PA/ (NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Lancaster:
  • COMMUNITY HOSPITAL OF LANCASTER (1100 EAST ORANGE STREET PO BOX 3002)
  • LANCASTER GENERAL HOSPITAL (555 NORTH DUKE STREET)
  • LANCASTER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (250 COLLEGE AVENUE)
  • SEMPERCARE HOSPITAL OF LANCASTER (555 NORTH DUKE STREET)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lancaster:
  • LANCASTER (about 6 miles; LANCASTER, PA; ID: LNS)
  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 33 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; ID: MDT)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 34 miles; READING, PA; ID: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lancaster:
  • SMOKETOWN (about 8 miles; SMOKETOWN, PA; ID: Q08)
  • MC GINNESS (about 13 miles; COLUMBIA, PA; ID: 8N7)
  • KELLER BROTHERS (about 17 miles; LEBANON, PA; ID: 08N)

Amtrak station:
LANCASTER (53 MCGOVERN AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Housing and Community Development(Local) 33 $101,953 $37,073 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $38,864 $31,091 2 $2,697
Sewerage 49 $143,781 $35,211 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 8 $20,621 $30,931 0 $0
Streets and Highways 22 $62,328 $33,997 0 $0
Fire - Other 2 $5,299 $31,794 0 $0
Firefighters 84 $373,938 $53,419 0 $0
Police - Other 49 $103,175 $25,267 30 $20,342
Police Protection - Officers 165 $722,902 $52,574 0 $0
Health 1 $2,587 $31,044 0 $0
Other Government Administration 14 $38,640 $33,120 7 $3,022
Other and Unallocable 14 $35,101 $30,086 0 $0
Water Supply 84 $239,717 $34,245 0 $0
Financial Administration 24 $71,783 $35,891 1 $1,005
Totals for Government 564 $1,960,689 $41,716 40 $27,066


Colleges/Universities in Lancaster:
  • FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,869; Location: PO BOX 3003; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.FANDM.EDU)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-LANCASTER (FT enrollment: 932; Location: 1008 NEW HOLLAND AVE; Public)
  • LANCASTER BIBLE COLLEGE (FT enrollment: 615; Location: 901 EDEN RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.LBC.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • THADDEUS STEVENS COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (FT enrollment: 543; Location: 750 E KING ST; Public; Website: www.stevenstech.org)
  • LANCASTER GEN HOSP-LANCASTER INST FOR HEALTH ED (FT enrollment: 197; Location: 143 E LEMON ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (FT enrollment: 166; Location: 2124 AMBASSADOR CIR; Private, for-profit; Website: csb.edu)
  • PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN (FT enrollment: 159; Location: 204 N PRINCE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.psad.edu)
  • LANCASTER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (FT enrollment: 107; Location: 555 W JAMES ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lts.org; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • LANCASTER SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (FT enrollment: 62; Location: 50 RANCK AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (FT enrollment: 50; Location: 1801 COLUMBIA AVE; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empirebeauty.com)
  • SPANISH AMERICAN CIVIC ASSOCIATION (Location: 30 N ANN ST; Private, not-for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lancaster:
  • MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 5 miles; MILLERSVILLE, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,384)
  • YORK COLLEGE PENNSYLVANIA (about 21 miles; YORK, PA; FT enrollment: 4,541)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 31 miles; READING, PA; FT enrollment: 2,003)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 32 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; FT enrollment: 2,064)
  • HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; BEL AIR, MD; FT enrollment: 2,646)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 44 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; FT enrollment: 4,653)
  • MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; FT enrollment: 5,564)
Public high schools in Lancaster:
  • MCCASKEY HS-LEV II (Students: 2,908; Grades: 07 - 12)
  • MANHEIM TWP HS (Students: 1,660; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • CONESTOGA VALLEY SHS (Students: 1,223; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Lancaster:
  • LANCASTER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 680; Location: 650 JULIETTE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • LANCASTER COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 534; Location: 725 HAMILTON ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • LIVING WORD ACADEMY (Students: 506; Location: 2384 NEW HOLLAND PIKE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LANCASTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 367; Location: 651 LAMPETER RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • DAYSPRING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 346; Location: 139 E VINE ST; Grades: PK - 12)
  • CALVARY BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHO (Students: 95; Location: 530 MILTON ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Lancaster:
  • MANHEIM TWP MS (Students: 919; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • WHEATLAND MS (Students: 690; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CONESTOGA VALLEY MS (Students: 679; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • LINCOLN MS (Students: 672; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CENTERVILLE MS (Students: 662; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • SMOKETOWN EL SCH (Students: 658; Grades: KG - 06)
  • REYNOLDS MS (Students: 627; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HAND MS (Students: 620; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GEORGE WASHINGTON EL SCH (Students: 607; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NITRAUER SCH (Students: 596; Grades: KG - 05)
Biggest private primary/middle schools in Lancaster:
  • RESURRECTION SCHOOL (Students: 449; Location: 32 WEST VINE STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST LEO THE GREAT SCHOOL (Students: 316; Location: 2427 MARIETTA AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANNE SCHOOL (Students: 274; Location: LIBERTY CHERRY STS; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NEW SCHOOL OF LANCASTER (Students: 268; Location: 935 COLUMBIA AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 243; Location: 235 NEVIN ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • NEW DANVILLE MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 195; Location: 393 LONG LANE; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI ACAD OF LANCASTER (Students: 127; Location: 2750 WEAVER RD; Grades: PK - 3)
  • LEARNING LADDER (Students: 99; Location: 130 N POINTE BLVD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BLUE ROCK MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 3453 BLUE ROCK RD; Grades: 1 - 10)
  • LEARNING LADDER CHILD DEVELOPM (Students: 60; Location: 417 GRANTE RUN DRIVE; Grades: PK - KG)
Libraries in Lancaster:
  • LIB SYSM OF LANCASTER COUNTY (Operating income: $2,215,382; Location: 29 EAST KING STREET SUITE 222; 10,437 books; 3 serial subscriptions)
  • LANCASTER AREA LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,183,134; Location: 125 NORTH DUKE ST; 273,635 books; 11,937 audio materials; 9,783 video materials; 323 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Lancaster: Parkview Plaza (A), Greenfield Station (B), Lancaster Square (C), Farm and Home Center (D), Fulton Opera House (E).

Shopping Center: South Duke Street Mall (1).

Cemeteries: Lancaster Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Shaurai Shomayim Cemetery (3), Greenwood Cemetery (4), Cedar Lawn Cemetery (5), Shreiners Cemetery (6), Riverview Cemetery (7).

Parks in Lancaster include: Longs Park (1), Reservoir Park (2), Musser Park (3), Buchanan Park (4), Crystal Park (5), Colin Field (6), Brandon Park (7), Stauffer Park (8), South End Park (9).


Lancaster compared to Pennsylvania state average:
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Population density above state average for cities.

Strongest AM radio stations in Lancaster:
  • WLAN (1390 AM; 5 kW; LANCASTER, PA)
  • WLPA (1490 AM; 1 kW; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEU (830 AM; 20 kW; READING, PA; Owner: WEEU BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJZ (640 AM; 50 kW; MOUNT HOLLY, NJ; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWSM (1510 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ANNVILLE-CLEONA, PA; Owner: PATRICK H. SICKAFUS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lancaster:
  • W259AA (99.7 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WJTL (90.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CREATIVE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFNM (89.1 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE)
  • WLCH (91.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: SPANISH AMERICAN CIVIC ASSC FOR EQUL)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WARM-FM (103.3 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: WSBA LICO, INC.)
  • WROZ (101.3 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLAN-FM (96.9 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSOX (96.1 FM; RED LION, PA; Owner: LANCASTER-YORK BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WIXQ (91.7 FM; MILLERSVILLE, PA; Owner: MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Lancaster:
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGCB-TV (Channel 49; RED LION, PA; Owner: RED LION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W23AY (Channel 23; YORK, PA; Owner: WIRELESS CABLE TV OF PA, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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