Lancaster County PA Information


Lancaster County Subdivisions

Lancaster County PA 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 Density1 582
Diversity Index2 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. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
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%


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, 2018 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 Density # 9 88th
Diversity Index # 13 84th
Median Household Income # 12 84th
Per Capita Income # 16 78th

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