Lancaster SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
6
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
5
Commute
8.5

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania Info Snack

Lancaster (/lænkæstr/, locally /lækstr/) is a city located in South Central Pennsylvania which serves as the seat of Pennsylvania's Lancaster County and one of the oldest inland towns in the United States (along with Hartford, Connecticut; Springfield, Massachusetts; Petersburg, Virginia; Albany, New York; Schenectady, New York, and several other early settlements). With a population of 59,322, it ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania's cities. The Lancaster metropolitan area population is 507,766, making it the 101st largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and second largest in the South Central Pennsylvania area.
Population
59,556
Unemployment
9.6%
Poverty
26.5%
Median Home
$109,700
Median Income
$40,805
Median Rent
$816

1 Reviews & Comments About Lancaster

Overall User Rating
3.0
/5

07/15/2018

My experience isn't too bad. There is plenty of things to do like go to the park, mall or just walk around the city. The crime has increased throughout the years, and also the population has become more crowded.

I love going to Longs Park and getting some ice cream and walking around. It's a very peaceful place.

Rankings for Lancaster in Pennsylvania

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Map Of Lancaster, PA

Population over time in Lancaster

Year Population % Change
2017 59,556 0.4%
2016 59,341 -0.0%
2015 59,344 -0.0%
2014 59,368 0.1%
2013 59,335 0.2%
2012 59,205 -0.1%
2011 59,263 0.8%
2010 58,819 -

Crime in Lancaster Per 100k

Crime Lancaster PA USA
Violent Crime 895.3 313.3 382.9
Murder 8.4 5.8 5.3
Robbery 238.2 92.1 98.0
Aggravated Assault 484.8 182.6 248.9
Property Crime 3376.7 1649.4 2362.0
Burglary 346.3 250.3 430.4
Larceny 2853.1 1297.7 1694.0
Car Theft 177.4 101.4 237.4

Race / Ethnicity in Lancaster

White
40.4% (24,087)
African American
14.3% (8,499)
American Indian
0.1% (30)
Asian
3.9% (2,339)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (90)
Two Or More
2.5% (1,475)
Hispanic
38.7% (23,036)
Race Lancaster PA USA
White 40.4% 77.3% 61.5%
African American 14.3% 10.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 3.9% 3.2% 5.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.5% 1.8% 2.3%
Hispanic 38.7% 6.8% 17.6%

Household Income For Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
11.2% (667,027)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.9% (470,492)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.1% (780,183)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.1% (661,071)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.4% (976,718)
$50,000 to $74,999
19.0% (1,131,564)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.3% (613,426)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.5% (446,670)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.2% (131,023)
$200,000 or more
1.2% (71,467)
Income Lancaster PA USA
Less than $10,000 11.2% 6.7% 6.7%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.9% 4.8% 4.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.1% 10.0% 9.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.1% 9.6% 9.5%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.4% 13.1% 13.0%
$50,000 to $74,999 19.0% 18.1% 17.7%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.3% 12.7% 12.3%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.5% 14.0% 14.1%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.2% 5.4% 5.8%
$200,000 or more 1.2% 5.5% 6.3%

Gender in Lancaster

Female
49.9% (29,688)
Male
50.1% (29,867)
Gender Lancaster PA USA
Female 49.9% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 50.1% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lancaster for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
8.5% (5,047)
9-12th Grade
15.0% (8,917)
High School / GED
34.2% (20,388)
Some College
16.2% (9,626)
Associate's Degree
5.4% (3,186)
Bachelor's Degree
12.8% (7,632)
Master's Degree
5.3% (3,149)
Professional Degree
1.5% (912)
Doctorate Degree
1.2% (693)
Education Lancaster PA USA
< 9th Grade 8.5% 3.3% 8.8%
9-12th Grade 15.0% 6.8% 7.2%
High School / GED 34.2% 35.6% 27.3%
Some College 16.2% 16.1% 20.8%
Associate's Degree 5.4% 8.2% 8.3%
Bachelor's Degree 12.8% 18.3% 19.1%
Master's Degree 5.3% 8.5% 8.4%
Professional Degree 1.5% 1.9% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.2% 1.4% 1.4%

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