Latest Data (2016)
Population 59,218
Nationwide Rank 629

Quick Facts

Lancaster, Pennsylvania is the 629th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania is a city.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania is currently 0.2% smaller than it was in 2010, the year of its peak recorded population.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania's growth is below average. 62% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
619 St. Clair Shores, Michigan 59,775 -5.1%
620 Pontiac, Michigan 59,698 -11.7%
621 Meriden, Connecticut 59,622 2.3%
622 Dublin, California 59,583 94.3%
623 Coconut Creek, Florida 59,405 34.3%
624 Casper, Wyoming 59,324 19.3%
625 Owensboro, Kentucky 59,273 9.2%
626 Ocala, Florida 59,253 24.6%
627 Chapel Hill, North Carolina 59,246 23.3%
628 Pflugerville, Texas 59,245 146.2%
629 Lancaster, Pennsylvania 59,218 4.3%
630 Novi, Michigan 59,211 24.7%
631 Great Falls, Montana 59,178 3.6%
632 Springfield, Ohio 59,087 -10.3%
633 Woodland, California 59,068 18.7%
634 Royal Oak, Michigan 59,006 -1.6%
635 Porterville, California 58,978 28.3%
636 San Rafael, California 58,954 5.0%
637 Huntington Park, California 58,879 -4.1%
638 Orland Park, Illinois 58,862 14.4%
639 Ankeny, Iowa 58,627 112.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Pennsylvania

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
308 Erie 98,593 -4.8%
375 Reading 87,575 7.7%
439 Scranton 77,291 1.8%
462 Bethlehem 75,293 5.6%
629 Lancaster 59,218 4.3%
777 Harrisburg 48,904 0.0%
848 Altoona 44,589 -9.7%
859 York 43,859 6.2%
901 State College 41,992 9.3%
930 Wilkes-Barre 40,569 -5.6%
1107 Norristown 34,370 9.6%
1120 Chester 33,988 -7.8%
1184 Bethel Park 31,911 -4.6%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 59,218 629
2015 59,339 620
2014 59,302 613
2013 59,325 605
2012 59,360 592
2011 59,390 585
2010 59,322 577
2009 55,439 622
2008 55,356 615
2007 55,253 600
2006 55,169 596
2005 55,236 594
2004 55,415 590
2003 55,785 567
2002 56,096 554
2001 56,349 538
2000 56,768 524
1990 55,720 446
1900 41,459 90
1890 32,011 94
1880 25,769 77
1870 20,233 67
1860 17,603 52
1850 12,369 54
1840 8,417 45