Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population 2018

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 542,903 with a growth rate of 1.84% 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
2017542,9039,7931.84%
2016533,110-6,027-1.12%
2016539,1372,6030.49%
2015536,5342,7880.52%
2014533,7463,5970.68%
2013530,1493,2790.62%
2012526,8703,0840.59%
2011523,7863,4790.67%
2010520,30797,48523.06%
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%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White472,127
Black or African American22,015
Some Other Race15,877
Two or More Races11,163
Asian10,986
American Indian and Alaska Native918
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander24

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Median Age

38.5


Total

37


Male

39.7


Female

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 404,630 adults, (87,430 of which are seniors) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

27.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

272,134

51.05%

Male

260,976

48.95%

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%
All68.4%31.6%
Male52.9%47.1%
Non Family50.9%49.1%
Female44.1%55.9%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All196,1712.6568.4
Married111,9383.2282.6
Non Family58,0481.2750.9
Female18,6383.2744.1
Male7,5473.3252.9

3.16

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

5.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Households

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Education

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,6136.95%
9th to 12th Grade29,9618.45%
High School Graduate132,37537.35%
Some College51,54914.55%
Associates Degree24,9957.05%
Bachelors Degree59,02616.66%
Graduate Degree31,8788.99%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White307,619265,08283,473
Hispanic26,36218,4012,568
Black11,8239,6571,798
Other Race8,4465,384344
Asian6,9274,8092,388
Multiple Races4,1483,183897
Native American563533146
Islander2424

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 islander people with a rate of 34.47%.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,634$45,614$27,795
Less Than High School$27,018$34,612$15,421
High School Grad$31,368$41,167$23,179
Some College$35,034$43,760$28,439
Bachelors Degree$48,138$60,030$39,421
Graduate Degree$64,159$74,320$56,610

$36,634

Average Earnings

$45,614

Average Male

$27,795

Average Female

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language

83.85% of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 16.15% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is OtherIndoEuro, which is spoken by 7.46% of the population.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White432,50034,6488.01%
Hispanic50,69114,35728.32%
Black20,6405,94328.79%
Other15,5635,00232.14%
Multiple10,8062,52323.35%
Asian10,5069909.42%
Native896394.35%

10.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.02%

Male Poverty Rate

11.52%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is Other, with 32.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 4.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.05%.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School17.19%
High School8.40%
Some College7.56%
Bachelors or Greater2.63%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed30.34%
Male Unemployed27.01%
Female Employed5.86%
Male Employed4.51%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Income

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$59,237$75,008
Families$70,512$86,531
Married Families$78,851$95,502
Non Families$32,859$44,156

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

55.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

31,537

Number of Veterans

29,330

Male Veterans

2,207

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam10,950
Korea4,216
First Gulf War4,197
Second Gulf War3,210
World War II2,563

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
75+9,327
65 to 748,451
35 to 546,220
55 to 645,346
18 to 342,193

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White30,1248.26%
Hispanic1,4184.29%
Black8015.43%
2 or More2544.81%
Other1991.87%
Asian1061.29%
Indian365.77%
Hawaiian1770.83%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

5.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

66.2%

Labor Force Participation

62.6%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

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%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990