Lancaster, PA Population

Population: 56,348. Estimated population in July 2020: 54,757 (-2.8% change)
Males: 27,474 (48.8%), Females: 28,874 (51.2%)

Lancaster County

Zip codes: 17601, 17602, 17603.

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

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%).

Elevation: 368 feet

Land area: 7.4 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

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

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Lancaster:

  • LANCASTER (about 6 miles; LANCASTER, PA; Abbreviation: LNS)
  • HARRISBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 33 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Abbreviation: MDT)
  • READING REGIONAL/CARL A SPAATZ FIELD (about 34 miles; READING, PA; Abbreviation: RDG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Lancaster:

  • SMOKETOWN (about 8 miles; SMOKETOWN, PA; Abbreviation: Q08)
  • MC GINNESS (about 13 miles; COLUMBIA, PA; Abbreviation: 8N7)
  • KELLER BROTHERS (about 17 miles; LEBANON, PA; Abbreviation: 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.

Colleges and Universities

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 (Full-time enrollment: 932; Location: 1008 NEW HOLLAND AVE; Public)
  • LANCASTER BIBLE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 615; Location: 901 EDEN RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.LBC.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • THADDEUS STEVENS COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 543; Location: 750 E KING ST; Public; Website: www.stevenstech.org)
  • LANCASTER GEN HOSP-LANCASTER INST FOR HEALTH ED (Full-time enrollment: 197; Location: 143 E LEMON ST; Private, not-for-profit)
  • CONSOLIDATED SCHOOL OF BUSINESS (Full-time enrollment: 166; Location: 2124 AMBASSADOR CIR; Private, for-profit; Website: csb.edu)
  • PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN (Full-time enrollment: 159; Location: 204 N PRINCE ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.psad.edu)
  • LANCASTER THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY (Full-time enrollment: 107; Location: 555 W JAMES ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lts.org; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • LANCASTER SCHOOL OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 62; Location: 50 RANCK AVE; Private, for-profit)
  • EMPIRE BEAUTY SCHOOL (Full-time 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 and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 4,541)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN STATE BERKS (about 31 miles; READING, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,003)
  • PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY-PENN ST HARRISBURG (about 32 miles; MIDDLETOWN, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,064)
  • HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; BEL AIR, MD; Full-time enrollment: 2,646)
  • HARRISBURG AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-HARRISBURG (about 44 miles; HARRISBURG, PA; Full-time enrollment: 4,653)
  • MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; BALTIMORE, MD; Full-time enrollment: 5,564)

Schools

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

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)