Lancaster County PA Information


Lancaster County Subdivisions

Lancaster County PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 532,922
Population in Households 520,136
Population in Familes 432,814
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,786
Population Density1 565
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 199,458
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 138,560
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 209,617 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133,690 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 65,768 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,159 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $202,116
Average Home Value $245,489


Median Household Income $54,445
Average Household Income $70,010
Per Capita Income $26,336
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.6% 0.62%
Households 0.7% 0.66%
Families 0.54% 0.56%
Median Household Income   3.03%
Per Capita Income   2.97%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lancaster County PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster County to the other 67 counties and county equivalents in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 93rd
Population Density1 # 9 88th
Diversity Index2 # 11 85th
Median Household Income # 16 78th
Per Capita Income # 19 73rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Pennsylvania Census Data Comparison Tool.