Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 541,054 with a growth rate of 0.55% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is the 6th largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2018543,5572,5030.46%
2017541,0542,9850.55%
2016538,0692,3320.44%
2015535,7372,4170.45%
2014533,3203,2930.62%
2013530,0273,1580.60%
2012526,8692,9630.57%
2011523,9063,5840.69%
2010520,32297,50023.06%
1990422,82260,47616.69%
1980362,34642,65313.34%
1970319,69341,33414.85%
1960278,35943,64218.59%
1950234,71722,21310.45%
1940212,50415,6227.93%
1930196,88223,08513.28%
1920173,7976,7684.05%
1910167,0297,7884.89%
1900159,24110,1466.81%
1890149,0959,6486.92%
1880139,44718,10714.92%
1870121,3405,0264.32%
1860116,31417,37017.56%
185098,94414,74117.51%
184084,2037,5729.88%
183076,6318,29512.14%
182068,33614,40926.72%
181053,92710,52424.25%
180043,4037,25620.07%
179036,1470.00%

How Many People Live in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania?

541,054

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White476,44388.50%
Black or African American23,0284.28%
Some Other Race14,7782.75%
Asian11,6912.17%
Two or More Races11,4382.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native8750.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander940.02%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Median Age

38.6


Total

37.1


Male

40


Female

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 410,196 adults, (92,310 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

69.4

Age Dependency Ratio

29

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

274,667

51.02%

Male

263,680

48.98%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.6%17.4%
All68%32%
Male56.9%43.1%
Non Family49.4%50.6%
Female45%55%

68.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All199,8892.6368
Married112,8263.282.6
Non Family59,9791.2749.4
Female19,1933.2445
Male7,8913.3356.9

3.14

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

5.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade25,0206.93%
9th to 12th Grade29,6388.21%
High School Graduate129,23535.81%
Some College53,14114.73%
Associates Degree26,7547.41%
Bachelors Degree61,73217.11%
Graduate Degree35,3589.80%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White310,098266,93387,181
Hispanic28,80321,0833,844
Black12,94610,8842,248
Other Race8,3125,861665
Asian7,4865,5593,095
Multiple Races4,2063,4561,238
Native American528527148
Islander5151

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 41.34%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,843$48,763$30,212
Less Than High School$30,484$39,207$17,167
High School Grad$33,987$43,760$24,308
Some College$36,683$47,062$30,239
Bachelors Degree$49,308$60,826$40,528
Graduate Degree$65,728$78,322$56,746

$39,843

Average Earnings

$48,763

Average Male

$30,212

Average Female

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language

82.87% of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 17.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 8.12% of the population.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White433,16231,0977.18%
Hispanic54,25114,18526.15%
Black22,1025,90026.69%
Other14,5553,97027.28%
Multiple11,1071,87716.90%
Asian11,3781,32911.68%
Islander943132.98%
Native849192.24%

9.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.92%

Male Poverty Rate

10.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 32.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 2.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.16%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.03%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.30%
High School8.34%
Some College6.85%
Bachelors or Greater3.06%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Income

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$63,823$81,397
Families$75,554$94,094
Married Families$84,452$103,801
Non Families$35,426$48,108

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans

29,593

Number of Veterans

27,488

Male Veterans

2,105

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,508
First Gulf War4,457
Korea3,615
Second Gulf War3,404
World War II2,020

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White27,9937.59%
Hispanic1,1463.22%
Black8075.09%
Other3303.16%
2 or More2254.13%
Asian1852.08%
Indian406.80%
Hawaiian1315.85%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

4.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.87%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

66.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.6%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

75.18%

Born in Pennsylvania

94.97%

Native Born

5.03%

Foreign Born

2.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.97% of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 75.18% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Population of Cities in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Lancaster5932259218-104-0.18%
Ephrata13394138334393.28%
Elizabethtown1154511629840.73%
Columbia1040210359-43-0.41%
Lititz91859210250.27%
Millersville816783832162.64%
Mount Joy739381047119.62%
New Holland53785435571.06%
Manheim48624856-6-0.12%
East Petersburg45064520140.31%
Akron388339831002.58%
Denver3863386740.10%
Strasburg280929391304.63%
Mountville28022849471.68%
Quarryville260527481435.49%
Marietta25882601130.50%
Adamstown 17891838492.74%
Terre Hill129513971027.88%
Christiana1168116800.00%
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
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