Statewide Claims to Fame

Lancaster is 3rd in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Lancaster is 4th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Lancaster is 4th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Race - Two or More

Lancaster is 7th in Pennsylvania out of 191 other cities in Retail sales

Lancaster is 8th in Pennsylvania out of 180 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Lancaster is 8th in Pennsylvania out of 187 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Lancaster is 8th in Pennsylvania out of 196 other cities in Current population (2012)

Lancaster is 8th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Households

Lancaster is 9th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Housing units

Lancaster is 16th in Pennsylvania out of 256 other cities in Residents younger than 5

Lancaster, Pennsylvania Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Lancaster Rank Pennsylvania US
Current population (2012) 59,360 8th 12,763,536 313,914,040
Size in square miles 7.2 36th 44,742.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 8,209.5 17th 283.9 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Lancaster Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents younger than 5 8.0% 16th 5.6% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.6% 32nd 21.5% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 8.6% 250th 16.0% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Lancaster Rank Pennsylvania US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 75.7% 251st 87.9% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 16.1% 193rd 26.7% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Lancaster Rank Pennsylvania US
Race - White 55.2% 242nd 83.5% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 16.3% 32nd 11.4% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 3rd 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 3.0% 59th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 29th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 5.8% 4th 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 39.3% 4th 6.1% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 41.3% 244th 78.8% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Lancaster Rank Pennsylvania US
Female residents 50.3% 245th 51.2% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 10.1% 35th 5.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Lancaster Rank Pennsylvania US
Housing units 23,377 9th 5,579,275 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 38.7% 50th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 22,173 8th 4,952,566 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 44.4% 236th 70.6% 66.1%
Home median value $98,500 185th $163,200 $186,200
People per household 2.5 70th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Lancaster Rank Pennsylvania US
Income per capita $16,212 245th $27,824 $27,915
Income per household $33,115 210th $51,651 $52,762
Income below poverty line 28.0% 19th 12.6% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Lancaster Rank Pennsylvania US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 4,332 8th 981,501 27,092,908
Retail sales $950,870 7th $166,842,778 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $17,209 59th $13,323 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $127,406 8th $19,625,449 $613,795,732

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