Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area PA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Lancaster, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 549,061
Population in Households 536,258
Population in Familes 442,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 12,803
Population Density2 582
Diversity Index3 40


Median Household Income $61,215
Average Household Income $80,938
Per Capita Income $30,362


Total Housing Units 213,674 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 135,350 (63.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 68,001 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10,323 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $205,136
Average Home Value $254,076


Total Households 203,351
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 140,635
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.67% 0.66%
Households 0.6% 0.62%
Families 0.46% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.6%