Lancaster, PA Metro Area

Moving to Lancaster? Let us help you find your best place to live in this metro area. First, some basics: The Lancaster metro area comprises one county in Pennsylvania. The largest cities in the Lancaster metro area are Ephrata, Elizabethtown and of course, Lancaster.

526,839 people live in Lancaster within 194,503 households. The population of Lancaster is 84% White, 3% Black and 2% Asian. 0% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. 9% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 5% of residents are foreign-born. The median age is 38.3, and the largest number of residents falls into the 25 to 34 age range. 24% of residents are under age 18. 16% are over age 65. 49% of Lancaster’s residents are male.

Who lives in Lancaster? There are 68,800 married couples without children and another 43,211 married couples with kids under the age of 18. There are 3,492 single dads and 10,355 single mothers. 46,788 residents of Lancaster live alone.

How affordable is Lancaster? The median household income in Lancaster is $57,120 compared to $53,482 for the nation as a whole. The per capita income is $26,892 compared to $28,555 for the nation as a whole.

The highest incomes in the Lancaster area are found in Landisville with a median household income of $97,578, followed by East Earl and Rheems. The lowest incomes are in Lancaster with a median household income of $33,772, followed by Stevens and Farmersville.

The highest home values in the Lancaster area are found in Gap with a median home value of $260,100, followed by Farmersville and Intercourse. The lowest home values are in Gordonville with a median home value of $76,600, followed by Columbia and Lancaster.

21% of households earn more than $100,000 annually. Conversely, 29% earn less than $35,000. 5.4% of married families with children live below the poverty line. Overall, 15.1% of Lancaster's children live below the poverty line.


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