Lancaster SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
6
Affordability
5
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
59,341
Unemployment
12.0%
Poverty
29.2%
Median Home
$109,300
Median Income
$36,233
Median Rent
$806

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
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 820.7 316.4 386.3
Murder 6.7 5.2 5.3
Robbery 276.4 96.4 102.8
Aggravated Assault 382.5 180.1 248.5
Property Crime 3646.8 1742.7 2450.7
Burglary 429.7 277.8 468.9
Larceny 3080.6 1362.8 1745.0
Car Theft 136.5 102.1 236.9

Race / Ethnicity in Lancaster

White
40.7% (24,170)
African American
14.2% (8,405)
American Indian
0.1% (41)
Asian
3.8% (2,280)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (101)
Two Or More
2.5% (1,478)
Hispanic
38.5% (22,866)
Race Lancaster PA USA
White 40.7% 77.7% 60.6%
African American 14.2% 10.6% 10.4%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 3.8% 3.1% 4.3%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.1%
Other 0.2% 0.1% 3.9%
Two Or More 2.5% 1.7% 2.5%
Hispanic 38.5% 6.6% 17.3%

Household Income For Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Less than $10,000
11.7% (6,942)
$10,000 to $14,999
8.6% (5,103)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.1% (8,960)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.1% (7,773)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.2% (9,613)
$50,000 to $74,999
17.9% (10,622)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.4% (4,984)
$100,000 to $149,999
6.6% (3,916)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.6% (949)
$200,000 or more
0.9% (534)
Income Lancaster PA USA
Less than $10,000 11.7% 6.7% 7.0%
$10,000 to $14,999 8.6% 5.1% 5.1%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.1% 10.5% 10.2%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.1% 10.0% 9.9%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.2% 13.4% 13.2%
$50,000 to $74,999 17.9% 18.3% 17.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.4% 12.6% 12.2%
$100,000 to $149,999 6.6% 13.5% 13.5%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.6% 5.0% 5.4%
$200,000 or more 0.9% 4.9% 5.7%

Gender in Lancaster

Female
50.1% (29,708)
Male
49.9% (29,632)
Gender Lancaster PA USA
Female 50.1% 51.1% 50.8%
Male 49.9% 48.9% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lancaster for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
8.2% (4,868)
9-12th Grade
16.1% (9,555)
High School / GED
35.2% (20,898)
Some College
15.3% (9,062)
Associate's Degree
5.4% (3,182)
Bachelor's Degree
12.5% (7,425)
Master's Degree
4.8% (2,855)
Professional Degree
1.5% (865)
Doctorate Degree
1.1% (626)
Education Lancaster PA USA
< 9th Grade 8.2% 3.4% 5.6%
9-12th Grade 16.1% 7.0% 7.4%
High School / GED 35.2% 36.0% 27.5%
Some College 15.3% 16.2% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.4% 8.0% 8.2%
Bachelor's Degree 12.5% 17.8% 18.8%
Master's Degree 4.8% 8.2% 8.2%
Professional Degree 1.5% 1.9% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.1% 1.4% 1.3%

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