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Population in 2012: 59,360 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +5.3%
 

Males: 28,972  (48.8%)
Females: 30,388  (51.2%)

Median resident age:  30.5 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.1 years

Zip codes: 17601, 17603.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,783 (it was $29,770 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$32,783
PA:

$51,230
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,504

Lancaster city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $102,167 (it was $71,900 in 2000)
Lancaster:

$102,167
PA:

$163,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $113,260; Detached houses: $146,290; Townhouses or other attached units: $99,527; In 2-unit structures: $124,276; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,541; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $263,535; Mobile homes: $38,606

Median gross rent in 2012: $733.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 17601, 17602, 17603.

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  • White alone - 25,780 (43.5%)
  • Hispanic - 22,064 (37.3%)
  • Black alone - 7,874 (13.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1,842 (3.1%)
  • Two or more races - 1,485 (2.5%)
  • Other race alone - 69 (0.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 52 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 39 (0.07%)

Races in Lancaster detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lancaster: 96.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (18.5%), Irish (7.1%), English (5.1%), Italian (3.3%), United States (2.1%), Polish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/20/1818

Elevation: 368 feet

Land area: 7.40 square miles.

Population density: 8,024 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lancaster:

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lancaster city:

  • Never married: 45.1%
  • Now married: 35.2%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

5,371 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America, 1.8% Asia).

This city:  9.1%
Pennsylvania:  6.0%



According to our research of Pennsylvania and other state lists there were 130 registered sex offenders living in Lancaster, Pennsylvania as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lancaster to the number of sex offenders is 457 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,358 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,053 (2.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (53.3 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (61.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Millersville borough, PA (1.8 miles ), Willow Street, PA (2.1 miles ), Lampeter, PA (2.2 miles ), East Petersburg borough, PA (2.2 miles ), Witmer, PA (2.2 miles ), Smoketown, PA (2.4 miles ), Bird-in-Hand, PA (2.5 miles ), Mountville borough, PA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 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
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $79,300
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $112,800
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $163,900

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Latitude: 40.04 N, Longitude: 76.30 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +18,629 (+31.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,969 (41.3%)

Area code: 717

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Crime rates in Lancaster by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 8448317539557
per 100,000 14.87.17.114.35.41.812.89.25.516.59.08.411.6
Rapes 45374337313244383630553737
per 100,000 83.465.676.066.355.857.980.369.665.955.199.062.261.5
Robberies 334284239245181189244241240241214217208
per 100,000 618.8503.8422.3439.3325.9341.9445.2441.7439.6442.7385.0364.6345.8
Assaults 222183191267153198237231255181237245213
per 100,000 411.3324.6337.5478.8275.5358.1432.4423.4467.1332.5426.4411.7354.1
Burglaries 540538613563430549535556609550583531439
per 100,000 1000.5954.31083.11009.6774.3993.0976.21019.01115.51010.31048.9892.3729.8
Thefts 2,4032,1202,2942,1522,3812,2712,3122,4412,2842,1542,1602,3782,351
per 100,000 4452.23760.54053.33859.14287.54107.74218.64473.84183.53956.63886.23995.93908.2
Auto thefts 289379341318281205317255182154114105110
per 100,000 535.5672.3602.5570.3506.0370.8578.4467.4333.4282.9205.1176.4182.9
Arson 41484844381936322834351820
per 100,000 76.085.184.878.968.434.465.758.651.362.563.030.233.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 634.9536.6538.0562.0459.8472.5574.8560.9543.7511.7526.3479.3454.5

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Crime rate in Lancaster detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 163 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Pennsylvania average:

2.59

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Lancaster tourist attractions:

Lancaster, Pennsylvania accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.5%
Pennsylvania:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


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

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Lancaster-area historical tornado activity is above Pennsylvania state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/4/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the Lancaster city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/14/2004, a category F3 tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center caused $18 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lancaster-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Pennsylvania state average. It is 62% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 24.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.3 miles away from Lancaster center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/14/1997 at 03:44:11, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 7.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/23/1990 at 01:34:48, a magnitude 3.2 (2.9 LG, 3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 56.0 miles away from Lancaster center
On 8/15/1991 at 07:16:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 88.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lancaster County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Junior Vasquez - DJ, John F. Reynolds - Union Army general, Jonathan Groff - Stage actor, Andrew Baldwin - Military physician and Dating Game Show Participant, Mike Sekowsky - Comic artist, John Gibson (soldier) - Judge, Aaron Herr - Baseball player, Andrew J. Feustel - Astronaut, Andrew Porter (Civil War general) - Army officer, Tom Herr - Baseball player.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Lancaster: Milton Blickensderfer, Robert Dale Reem, Trustrim Connell.

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:

  • DAVITA - LANCASTER (Dialysis Facility, 1412 EAST KING STREET)
  • LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH CAMPUS (Dialysis Facility, 2100 HARRISBURG PIKE)
  • PHYSICIANS DIALYSIS OF LANCASTER LLC (Dialysis Facility, 2110 HARRISBURG PIKE, SUITE 310)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, 480 NEW HOLLAND AVENUE, BUILDING 8, STE 8101)
  • BAYADA NURSES INC (Home Health Center, 1850 WILLIAM PENN WAY SUITE 110)
  • COMMUNITY HOSP LANCASTER HHC (Home Health Center, 1100 EAST ORANGE STREET)
  • CRITICARE (Home Health Center, 1821 OREGON PIKE SUITE 214)
  • EXTENDED FAMILY CARE (Home Health Center, 1860 CHARTER LANE SUITE 208)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 800 NEW HOLLAND AVE)
  • VNA COMMUNITY CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, 1811 OLDE HOMESTEAD ROAD, PO BOX 10788)
  • FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY (Hospital, 2165 NEW HOLLAND AVENUE)
  • FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY (Hospital, 2044 PENWICK RD)
  • HEARTLAND HOME HEALTH CARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, 217 GRANITE RUN DRIVE)
  • HOSPICE LANCASTER CNTY (Hospital, 685 GOOD DRIVE PO BOX 685)
  • LANCASTER GENERAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 555 NORTH DUKE STREET)
  • LANCASTER REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Proprietary, provides emergency services, 250 COLLEGE AVENUE)
  • LANCASTER REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (Hospital, provides emergency services, 675 GOOD DRIVE)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL LANCASTER (Hospital, 555 NORTH DUKE STREET)
  • BRETHREN VILLAGE (Nursing Home, 3001 LITITZ PIKE)
  • CALVARY FELLOWSHIP HOMES INC (Nursing Home, 502 ELIZABETH DRIVE)
  • CONESTOGA VIEW (Nursing Home, 900 EAST KING STREET)
  • GLEN AT WILLOW VALLEY, THE (Nursing Home, 675 WILLOW VALLEY SQUARE)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-LANCASTER (Nursing Home, 425 NORTH DUKE STREET)
  • HAMILTON ARMS CENTER (Nursing Home, 336 SOUTH WEST END AVENUE)
  • HOMESTEAD VILLAGE, INC (Nursing Home, 1800 VILLAGE CIRCLE)
  • LANCASHIRE HALL (Nursing Home, 2829 LITITZ PIKE)
  • LANCASTER CO HOME CONESTOGA VIEW (Nursing Home, 900 E KING ST)
  • MANORCARE HEALTH SERVICES-LANCASTER (Nursing Home, 100 ABBEYVILLE ROAD)
  • MENNONITE HOME, THE (Nursing Home, 1520 HARRISBURG PIKE)
  • SNF AT LANCASTER REG MEDICAL CENTE,THE (Nursing Home, 250 COLLEGE AVENUE PO BOX 3434)
  • TCC LANCASTER GENERAL HOSP (Nursing Home, PO BOX 3555)
  • VILLAGE VISTA MANOR (Nursing Home, PO BOX 7001)
  • WILLOW VALLEY MANOR HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, 211 WILLOW VALLEY SQUARE)

Political contributions by individuals in Lancaster, PA

Airports and heliports located in Lancaster:

  • Lancaster Airport (Runways: 2, Air Taxi Ops: 2,142, Itinerant Ops: 48,552, Local Ops: 37,486, Military Ops: 4,409)
  • Heliports: 6

See details about airports and heliports located in Lancaster, PA

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: www.cityoflancasterpa.com

Colleges/Universities in Lancaster:

  • Franklin and Marshall College (Full-time enrollment: 2,127; Location: College Ave; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.FANDM.EDU)
  • Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology (FT enrollment: 887; Location: 750 E King St; Public; Website: www.stevenscollege.edu)
  • Lancaster General College of Nursing & Health Sciences (FT enrollment: 602; Location: 410 N Lime Street; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.LancasterGeneralCollege.edu)
  • Lancaster Bible College and Graduate School (FT enrollment: 597; Location: 901 Eden Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.LBC.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Pennsylvania College of Art and Design (FT enrollment: 250; Location: 204 N Prince St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.pcad.edu)
  • Consolidated School of Business (FT enrollment: 179; Location: 2124 Ambassador Cir; Private, for-profit; Website: www.csb.edu)
  • Lancaster Theological Seminary (FT enrollment: 91; Location: 555 W James St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.lancasterseminary.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Empire Beauty School-Lancaster (FT enrollment: 85; Location: 1801 Columbia Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)
  • Lancaster School of Cosmetology (FT enrollment: 36; Location: 50 Ranck Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: lancasterschoolofcosmetology.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lancaster:

  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania (about 4 miles; Millersville, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,966)
  • York College Pennsylvania (about 25 miles; York, PA; FT enrollment: 4,643)
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (about 26 miles; Lincoln University, PA; FT enrollment: 2,441)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Harrisburg (about 26 miles; Middletown, PA; FT enrollment: 2,416)
  • Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Berks (about 29 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,361)
  • Albright College (about 31 miles; Reading, PA; FT enrollment: 2,253)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Pennsylvania Inc (about 33 miles; Exton, PA; FT enrollment: 2,400)

Biggest public high schools in Lancaster:

Private high schools in Lancaster:

  • LANCASTER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 837; Location: 650 JULIETTE AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • LANCASTER MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 826; Location: 2176 LINCOLN HWY E; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • LANCASTER COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 512; Location: 725 HAMILTON RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LIVING WORD ACADEMY (Students: 315; Location: 2384 NEW HOLLAND PIKE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LANCASTER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 651 LAMPETER RD; Grades: KG - 12)
  • DAYSPRING CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 259; Location: 1008 NEW HOLLAND AVE; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle school in Lancaster:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Lancaster:

  • NEW SCHOOL OF LANCASTER (Students: 264; Location: 935 COLUMBIA AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST ANNE SCHOOL (Students: 229; Location: 108 E LIBERTY ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • LOCUST GROVE MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 2257 OLD PHILADELPHIA PIKE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • RESURRECTION CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 220; Location: 32 W VINE ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 181; Location: 235 NEVIN ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI ACADEMY OF LANCASTER (Students: 174; Location: 2750 WEAVER RD; Grades: PK - 3)
  • LANCASTER MENNONITE SCHOOL NEW DANVILLE (Students: 99; Location: 393 LONG LN; Grades: PK - 5)
  • CHESTERBROOK ACADEMY (Students: 78; Location: 695 GOOD DR; Grades: PK - KG)
  • WONDER CLUB SCHOOL (Students: 64; Location: 110 N MULBERRY ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • BLUE ROCK MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 52; Location: 3453 BLUE ROCK RD; Grades: 1 - 10)
See full list of schools located in Lancaster, map of school districts

Libraries in Lancaster:

  • LIB SYSM OF LANCASTER COUNTY (Operating income: $2,700,095; Location: 1866 COLONIAL VILLAGE LN, SUITE 107; 16,157 books; 40 e-books; 515 audio materials; 472 video materials; 18 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 56 print serial subscriptions)
  • LANCASTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,115,125; Location: 125 NORTH DUKE ST; 279,459 books; 148 e-books; 13,322 audio materials; 16,526 video materials; 18 local licensed databases; 41 state licensed databases; 748 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Community Hospital no longer exists. It has been replaced by Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center which is located at 1500 Highlands Drive, Lititz, PA 17543. 717.625.5000
  • Under Television around Lancaster, W23AY, York, is no longer on the air. The Channel 23 frequency is assigned to WLYH-DT 23, Lancaster

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Notable locations in Lancaster: Parkview Plaza (A), Greenfield Station (B), Lancaster Square (C), Lancaster City Bureau of Fire Station 6 - 4 - 3 (D), Lancaster City Bureau of Fire Station 6 - 4 - 6 (E), Aaron J Martin Library of the Sciences (F), Arthur Shadek - B F Fackethal Library (G), Benjamin Franklin Fackenthal Laboratory (H), Benjamin Franklin Residence Halls (I), Charles Mayser Physical Education Center (J), Diagnothian Hall (K), Gerhart House (L), Goethean Hall (M), Green Room Theatre (N), Healthy Living House (O), Herman Fine Arts Center (P), Huegel House (Q), Jacob Y Dietz and Charles Santee Hall (R), Kaufman Lecture Hall (S), Lanious B Keiper Liberal Arts Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: South Duke Street Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Lancaster Cemetery (1), Woodward Hill Cemetery (2), Riverview Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Greenwood Cemetery (5), Shreiners Cemetery (6), Saint James Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lancaster include: Sponaugle-Williamson Field (1), Crystal Park (2), Williamson Park (3), Triangle Park (4), South End Park (5), Reservoir Park (6), Crystal Park (7), Kiwanis Park (8), Stauffer Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Demuth Foundation (Museums; 120 East King St), Americana Museum of Bird in Hand (2705 Old Philadelphia Pik), First Reformed Church-United Church of Christ (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 40 East Orange Street), Hands-On House Childrens Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 721 Landis Valley Rd), Castle Gift Shop (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2249 Lincoln Hwye), Gamestop (Amusement & Theme Parks; Golden Triangle Shop), Amf Rocky Springs Lanes (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1495 Millport Road), Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park (Amusement & Theme Parks; 2249 Lincoln Highway East), Amvets Bingo (Amusement & Theme Parks; 715 Fairview Avenue).

Hotels: Four Seasons Fireplace and Patio Corporate Offices (260 Centerville Road), Country Inn-Suites Lancaster (2260 Lincoln Highway), Canadiana Motel (2390 Lincoln Highway East), Econo Lodge (2165 Lincoln Highway East), Garden Spot Motel (2291 Lincoln Highway East), Clyde's Cafe (101 Granite Run Drive), Best Western Eden Resort Inn & Conference Center (222 Eden Road), Belvedere Inn (402 North Queen Street), Four Seasons Fireplace and Patio Warehouse Office (260 Centerville Road).

 
Lancaster County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  CO  NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 33.6. This is about average.
City:

33.6
U.S.:

32.0
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 0.00909. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.00909
U.S.:

0.06353
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. There were 43 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.147
U.S.:

0.334
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is worse than average. There were 45 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 32.3. This is about average. There were 45 monitors within city limits.
City:

32.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. There were 39 monitors within city limits.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.96. This is about average. There were 24 monitors within city limits.
City:

9.96
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lancaster and their reported violations in the past:

CITY OF LANCASTER (Population served: 108000, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JAN-01-1995 and MAR-17-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-17-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-12-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2001)
  • One regular monitoring violation
EAST LAMPETER TWP PARK (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2000)
GOLDEN MEADOWS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-1999 and SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-18-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-1997 and DEC-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between JAN-1997 and MAR-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-1997)
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
EAGLE FALLS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
HOSTETTERS MKT (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • PN Violation for NPDWR Violation - Between APR-11-2006 and MAY-26-2006, Contaminant: Public Notice. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-26-2006), St Consent Decree/Judgement (MAY-26-2006)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
GARDEN SPOT MOTEL COFFEE SHOP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2004)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In OCT-2003, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2004)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.8%
(14.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.6% for Black residents, 38.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.2% for American Indian residents, 48.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 46.1% for other race residents, 46.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Pennsylvania:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.6%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.5%
Whole state:  6.6%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lancaster, PA

People in group quarters in Lancaster in 2010:

  • 1,080 people in college/university student housing
  • 950 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 492 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 352 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 121 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 76 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 58 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 46 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 5 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Lancaster in 2000:

  • 1,492 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 984 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 596 people in nursing homes
  • 269 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 125 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 69 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 41 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 33 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 28 people in other group homes
  • 20 people in religious group quarters
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in halfway houses
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Lancaster compared to Pennsylvania state average:

Lancaster, Pennsylvania environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Lancaster (2011 data):

  • Susquehanna Bank: 18 branches. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: 13 branches. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Fulton Bank, National Association: 11 branches. Info updated 2010/12/30: Bank assets: $9,041.7 mil, Deposits: $6,700.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 122 total offices, Holding Company: Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 8 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Oregon Pike Branch, Park City Branch, East Towne Mall Branch, Lancaster Branch, Western Corners Branch. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Union Community Bank FSB: Roseville Road Branch, Centreville Road Office Branch, Old Philadelphia Pike Branch, Lancaster Branch, Union Community Bank Fsb. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $533.2 mil, Deposits: $454.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Citizens Bank of Pennsylvania: Centerville Branch, Lancaster Main Branch, Manheim Township Branch. Info updated 2010/09/24: Bank assets: $32,316.9 mil, Deposits: $25,297.1 mil, headquarters in Philadelphia, PA, positive income, 396 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Metro Bank: Manheim Pike Branch, Rohrerstown Road Branch, Lititz Pike Branch. Info updated 2009/09/09: Bank assets: $2,417.8 mil, Deposits: $2,091.3 mil, headquarters in Lemoyne, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Metro Bancorp, Inc.
  • 4 other banks with 8 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lancaster, Pennsylvania:

  • Canadiana Motel, 2390 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602 , Phone: (717) 397-6531
  • Continental Inn, 2285 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602 , Phone: (717) 299-0421, Fax: (717) 293-8512
  • Econo Lodge North, 2165 US Hwy 30 E, Lancaster, PA 17602 , Phone: (717) 299-6900, Fax: (717) 299-6900
  • Econo Lodge South, 2140 US Hwy 30 East, Lancaster, PA 17602 , Phone: (717) 397-1900, Fax: (717) 299-6900
  • Best Western Eden Resort Inn & Conf Center, 222 Eden Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601 , Phone: (717) 569-6444, Fax: (717) 560-5089
  • Fulton Steamboat Inn, Rt 30 E & Rt 896, Lancaster, PA 17602 , Phone: (717) 299-9999
  • Hampton Inn, 545 Greenfield Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601 , Phone: (717) 299-1200, Fax: (717) 299-1155
  • Days Inn & Suites, 1492 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 , Phone: (717) 393-0771, Fax: (717) 293-8300
  • 27 other hotels and motels
All 35 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lancaster travel time to work - commute


Lancaster mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (58%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lancaster city (based on Lancaster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.40%
Here48.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaMennonite Church USAUnited Church of Christ
Adherents20.7%13.8%11.6%8.7%6.2%
Congregations2.7%11.3%6.8%15.9%4.8%
NameOld Order AmishChurch of the BrethrenPresbyterian Church (USA)Old Order MennoniteOther
Adherents5.1%4.5%3.5%3.4%22.6%
Congregations18.4%3.5%2.6%5.0%29.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 106
Lancaster County:

2.13 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 31
Lancaster County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 131
Lancaster County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 296
Here:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Lancaster County:

27.4%
Pennsylvania:

27.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.1%
State:

11.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 22$74,705$40,7481$1,121
Other Government Administration 17$43,915$30,9990$0
Police Protection - Officers 173$881,739$61,1610$0
Police - Other 55$146,516$31,96737$31,229
Firefighters 88$419,717$57,2340$0
Fire - Other 2$6,480$38,8800$0
Streets and Highways 28$90,809$38,9180$0
Health 2$6,405$38,4300$0
Solid Waste Management 12$41,794$41,7940$0
Sewerage 33$109,810$39,9310$0
Parks and Recreation 18$62,720$41,8130$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 18$66,535$44,3570$0
Water Supply 76$251,993$39,7880$0
Other and Unallocable 29$87,626$36,2591$1,935
Totals for Government 573$2,290,764$47,97439$34,285

Lancaster government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $2,058,000 ($34.67)
    Water Utilities: $1,914,000 ($32.24)
    Sewerage: $635,000 ($10.70)
    Regular Highways: $315,000 ($5.31)
    Police Protection: $8,000 ($0.13)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $14,141,000 ($238.22)
    General - Other: $8,187,000 ($137.92)
    Water Utilities: $7,216,000 ($121.56)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,652,000 ($95.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,164,000 ($86.99)
    Sewerage: $4,979,000 ($83.88)
    Central Staff Services: $4,251,000 ($71.61)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,799,000 ($47.15)
    Regular Highways: $1,968,000 ($33.15)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,084,000 ($18.26)
    General Public Buildings: $938,000 ($15.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $913,000 ($15.38)
    Financial Administration: $498,000 ($8.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $433,000 ($7.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $393,000 ($6.62)
    Health - Other: $301,000 ($5.07)
    Libraries: $44,000 ($0.74)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $33,972,000 ($572.30)
    Corporate Bonds: $8,525,000 ($143.62)
    Benefit Payments: $3,989,000 ($67.20)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $3,219,000 ($54.23)
    Withdrawals: $35,000 ($0.59)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,099,000 ($52.21)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $42,000 ($0.71)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $576,000 ($9.70)
    Local Fire Protection: $216,000 ($3.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000 ($2.38)
    Regular Highways: $139,000 ($2.34)
    Water Utilities: $138,000 ($2.32)
    Sewerage: $107,000 ($1.80)
    Central Staff Services: $34,000 ($0.57)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,957,000 ($403.59)

Lancaster government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,354,000 ($157.58)
    All Other: $4,716,000 ($79.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $267,000 ($4.50)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $2,339,000 ($39.40)
    From Other Governments: $1,500,000 ($25.27)
    Local Employee Contribution: $884,000 ($14.89)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $3,071,000 ($51.74)
    All Other: $333,000 ($5.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $134,000 ($2.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $2,160,000 ($36.39)
    Interest Earnings: $1,164,000 ($19.61)
    Rents: $621,000 ($10.46)
    General Revenue, NEC: $431,000 ($7.26)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,990,000 ($201.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,577,000 ($43.41)
    Highways: $1,027,000 ($17.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $965,000 ($16.26)
    General Local Government Support: $65,000 ($1.10)
  • Tax - Property: $14,608,000 ($246.09)
    Individual Income: $3,646,000 ($61.42)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $3,409,000 ($57.43)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $895,000 ($15.08)
    Public Utility License: $387,000 ($6.52)

Lancaster government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $70,888,000 ($1194.20)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $66,070,000 ($1113.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,818,000 ($81.17)

Lancaster government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $258,000 ($4.35)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $14,021,000 ($236.20)
    Total Other Securities: $2,670,000 ($44.98)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,251,000 ($661.24)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,000 ($0.08)

3.88% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($44,376 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.88%
Pennsylvania average:

4.99%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($340 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.08%
Pennsylvania average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Chester County, PA  0.40% ($45,518 average AGI)
from York County, PA  0.28% ($40,261)
from Berks County, PA  0.23% ($43,649)


3.61% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,892 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.61%
Pennsylvania average:

5.08%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($413 average AGI)
Lancaster County:

0.06%
Pennsylvania average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to York County, PA  0.28% ($39,474 average AGI)
to Dauphin County, PA  0.24% ($36,810)
to Chester County, PA  0.23% ($44,340)

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)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, 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.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNWR (1540 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA)

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)
  • WIOV-FM (105.1 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WDAC (94.5 FM; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WDAC RADIO COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WCAT-FM (106.7 FM; HERSHEY, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRTL (90.7 FM; EPHRATA, PA; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF COMMONWEALTH SYSTEM)
  • W220BX (91.9 FM; MARIETTA, PA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQXA-FM (105.7 FM; YORK, PA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHBO (92.7 FM; STARVIEW, PA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WITF-FM (89.5 FM; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)
  • WIXQ (91.7 FM; MILLERSVILLE, PA; Owner: MILLERSVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WIOV-FM1 (105.1 FM; READING, PA; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF LANCASTER, INC.)
  • WBMP (88.1 FM; WARWICK, PA; Owner: FOUR RIVERS COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRFY-FM (102.5 FM; READING, PA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lancaster:

  • WPMT (Channel 43; YORK, PA; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WLYH-TV (Channel 15; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: TELEVISION STATION GROUP LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WGAL (Channel 8; LANCASTER, PA; Owner: WGAL HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WGCB-TV (Channel 49; RED LION, PA; Owner: RED LION BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTVE (Channel 51; READING, PA; Owner: READING BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W23AY (Channel 23; YORK, PA; Owner: WIRELESS CABLE TV OF PA, INC.)
  • WITF-TV (Channel 33; HARRISBURG, PA; Owner: WITF, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Lancaster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 44 meters (144ft)
Total costs: $4,000
Total average daily traffic: 133,505
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,705

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 5
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lancaster, PA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lancaster)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 230 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lancaster, PA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 116 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 447 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lancaster)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lancaster)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 86 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED341$109,675249$105,287517$112,85787$40,4858$286,744135$87,3120$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$119,87611$142,63376$95,80418$21,7120$011$144,4360$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED47$112,35549$86,286303$95,57397$29,0534$197,48545$67,3179$33,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN30$107,51915$96,793162$106,2318$49,3063$489,33318$110,8230$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$100,0895$88,46426$107,7892$33,0750$02$146,3150$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 20 tracts in Lancaster, PA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED28$128,15019$135,8761$101,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$111,2619$206,5542$41,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$114,2322$121,7650$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$285,8403$169,7730$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 599
  • Hazardous Condition: 705
  • Service Call: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Lancaster


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lancaster, PA

Most common first names in Lancaster, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,67981.9 years
John1,53275.7 years
William99475.5 years
Charles96775.8 years
Robert91973.0 years
Anna90283.2 years
Dorothy67279.3 years
George66176.6 years
Helen63881.1 years
Elizabeth63782.8 years
Most common last names in Lancaster, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller53478.8 years
Smith38277.6 years
Martin28978.6 years
Herr27781.6 years
Myers24776.3 years
Brown23174.4 years
Groff21279.3 years
Weaver20578.3 years
Hess19781.3 years
Landis16981.1 years
Businesses in Lancaster, PA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1LA Fitness1
AT&T5La-Z-Boy3
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lane Bryant1
Abercrombie Kids1Lane Furniture4
Ace Hardware1LensCrafters1
Aeropostale3Levi Strauss & Co.1
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ann Taylor4Long John Silver's2
Apple Store1Lowe's2
Applebee's1Marriott3
Arby's3Marshalls1
AutoZone2MasterBrand Cabinets20
BMW1Maurices1
Bakers1McDonald's11
Banana Republic2Men's Wearhouse2
Bath & Body Works2Motherhood Maternity3
Bebe1New Balance4
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike16
Blockbuster1OfficeMax1
Brooks Brothers1Old Country Buffet1
Burger King5Old Navy1
Burlington Coat Factory1Olive Garden2
CVS8Outback1
Carson Pirie Scott2Outback Steakhouse1
Casual Male XL1Pac Sun1
Charlotte Russe1Panera Bread2
Chico's2Papa John's Pizza2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless5
Cinnabon 1Penske2
Clarks2PetSmart2
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut5
Costco1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Curves2RadioShack4
DHL1Red Lobster1
Dairy Queen1Red Robin1
Deb2Red Roof Inn1
Decora Cabinetry4Rite Aid3
Dennys1Rodeway Inn1
Domino's Pizza3Ruby Tuesday3
DressBarn3Rue211
Dunkin Donuts6Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Econo Lodge1SAS Shoes2
Eddie Bauer1SONIC Drive-In1
Famous Footwear1Sears2
FedEx25Sephora1
Finish Line1Shoe Carnival2
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel4
Forever 211Staples1
GNC4Starbucks5
GameStop5Subway16
Gap2Super 82
Goodwill2T-Mobile12
Gymboree2T.G.I. Driday's1
H&M1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block6Taco Bell2
Haagen-Dazs1Talbots2
Hawthorn1Target1
Holiday Inn1The Limited1
Hollister Co.1Toys"R"Us2
Home Depot1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value1
IZOD2U-Haul7
J. Jill1UPS32
J.Crew1Vans4
JCPenney1Verizon Wireless6
JoS. A. Bank2Victoria's Secret1
Jones New York4Waffle House2
Journeys1Walgreens1
KFC3Walmart2
Kincaid2Wendy's4
Kmart2Wet Seal1
Knights Inn1Wingate1
Kohl's2YMCA2
Kroger27
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Lancaster on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 (17601) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most beauty salons in 2005"
  • #78 (17601) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Swiss first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Nathan E. Isaac (22)
  • Edward H. Priepke (17)
  • Dong Tian (16)
  • Paul Kroushl (14)
  • Heinz Schneider (12)
  • Christopher J. Kamery (12)
  • Brian J. Snitzer (12)
  • Andrew K. Jones (11)
  • Adam Davis (11)
  • James Fairorth (11)

Total of 550 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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