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East Lampeter township, PA map Land area: 20.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 13,556 (90% urban, 10% rural)
Males: 6,700  (49.4%)
Females: 6,856  (50.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 13,539 (9,237 owner occupied, 4,302 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

29%


Races in East Lampeter township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 90.5%
  • Black: 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 2.7%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 3.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.8%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 36.7
Median age of females: 38.2

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Average household size: 2.53

East Lampeter township:

2.5 people
Pennsylvania:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.05

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,495 ($46,179 in 1999)
This township:

$56,495
Pennsylvania:

$49,520

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $806 (lower quartile is $665, upper quartile is $962)
Here:

$806
State:

$597

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $205,612 (it was $125,900 in 2000)
East Lampeter township:

$205,612
Pennsylvania:

$164,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $150,270 - $293,306

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $260,239
Here:

$260,239
State:

$223,477

Townhouses or other attached units: $234,427
Here:

$234,427
State:

$164,518

In 2-unit structures: $534,213
Here:

$534,213
State:

$166,566

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $255,630
Here:

$255,630
State:

$223,507

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $381,296
Here:

$381,296
State:

$225,726

Mobile homes: $46,298
Here:

$46,298
State:

$35,442
Population density: 679 people per square mile 
 
 (high).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

6.5%
Whole state:

11.0%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.4%
Whole state:

5.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in East Lampeter township: Host Farm Resort Golf Course (A), Rockville Square (B), Log House Farm (C), Amish Village (D), Ronks Fire Company Station 4 - 8 (E), Lafayette Fire Company Station 6 - 3 (F), Hand In Hand Fire Company 1 Station 4 - 1 (G), Witmer Fire Protective Association Station 4 - 10 (H), Amish Farm House (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Outlet City Shopping Mall (1), East Town Mall (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in East Lampeter township include: Mellingers Church (A), Saint Johns Church (B), Carpenter Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Beiler Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Graffa Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in East Lampeter township include: East Lampeter Township Community Park (1), Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 740 (50% naturalized citizens)

East Lampeter township:  5.5%
State:  4.1%

60% of East Lampeter township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Pennsylvania.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10421
  • Northeast: 1024
  • Midwest: 393
  • South: 613
  • West: 241

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $88,500

East Lampeter township, Pennsylvania satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,969
  • One, attached: 761
  • Two: 203
  • 3 or 4: 351
  • 5 to 9: 668
  • 10 to 19: 350
  • 20 to 49: 32
  • 50 or more: 59
  • Mobile homes: 226

Median worth of mobile homes: $19,600


Housing units in East Lampeter township with a mortgage: 1,795 (118 second mortgage, 367 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,048

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 170
  • 1995 to 1998: 387
  • 1990 to 1994: 459
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,058
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,126
  • 1960 to 1969: 660
  • 1950 to 1959: 663
  • 1940 to 1949: 286
  • 1939 or earlier: 810

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in East Lampeter township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 15
  • 3 rooms: 68
  • 4 rooms: 210
  • 5 rooms: 533
  • 6 rooms: 798
  • 7 rooms: 789
  • 8 rooms: 512
  • 9 or more rooms: 494

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in East Lampeter township, Pennsylvania:

  • 1 room: 27
  • 2 rooms: 90
  • 3 rooms: 382
  • 4 rooms: 640
  • 5 rooms: 333
  • 6 rooms: 262
  • 7 rooms: 99
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9 or more rooms: 44

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in East Lampeter township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 83
  • 2 bedrooms: 613
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,772
  • 4 bedrooms: 759
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 192

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in East Lampeter township:

  • no bedroom: 35
  • 1 bedroom: 562
  • 2 bedrooms: 857
  • 3 bedrooms: 350
  • 4 bedrooms: 85
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 34

Cars and other vehicles available in East Lampeter township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 258
  • 1 vehicle: 785
  • 2 vehicles: 1,637
  • 3 vehicles: 541
  • 4 vehicles: 132
  • 5 or more vehicles: 66

Cars and other vehicles available in East Lampeter township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 148
  • 1 vehicle: 964
  • 2 vehicles: 664
  • 3 vehicles: 123
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)
  • Printing and related support activities (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Top executives (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in East Lampeter township:

  • German (36.8%)
  • United States or American (9.8%)
  • English (6.9%)
  • Irish (5.9%)
  • Italian (5.4%)
  • Swiss (4.6%)
  • Pennsylvania German (2.8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • India (14%)
  • Vietnam (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (9%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Cuba (4%)
  • El Salvador (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,404 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 664 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 37 (1%)
  • Railroad: 11 (0%)
  • Taxi: 19 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 239 (4%)
  • Other means: 99 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 341 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (31%)
  • Utility gas (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

9 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

84.3% of residents of East Lampeter township speak English at home.
3.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
10.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,554
  • In family households: 11,576 (3,146 male householders, 589 female householders)
    3,231 spouses, 4,204 children (3,951 natural, 105 adopted, 148 stepchildren), 135 grandchildren, 11 brothers or sisters, 65 parents, 73 other relatives, 122 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,978 (729 male householders (507 living alone)), 880 female householders (778 living alone)), 369 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 16 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,825 2-persons, 780 3-persons, 614 4-persons, 291 5-persons, 127 6-persons, 98 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 1,285 1-person, 278 2-persons, 14 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 7 5-persons,

2,820 married couples with children.
462 single-parent households (115 men, 347 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 379
Here:

24.8%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 125
Here:

17.6%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 61
Here:

29.0%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in East Lampeter township:

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