Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population 2019

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
White475,145
Black or African American22,900
Some Other Race15,070
Asian11,493
Two or More Races11,007
American Indian and Alaska Native826
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander53

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2019

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Median Age

38.5


Total

37


Male

39.8


Female

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 407,770 adults, (89,833 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

273,808

51.04%

Male

262,686

48.96%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All68.2%31.8%
Male56%44%
Non Family49.7%50.3%
Female46.4%53.6%

68.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All198,5652.6468.2
Married112,5933.2182.4
Non Family59,3921.2749.7
Female18,8783.2646.4
Male7,7023.2756

3.15

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

5.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,8876.96%
9th to 12th Grade29,4798.24%
High School Graduate131,17136.67%
Some College51,81414.48%
Associates Degree25,6957.18%
Bachelors Degree60,40516.88%
Graduate Degree34,2979.59%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White308,897266,17485,756
Hispanic27,71119,9403,218
Black12,45710,2972,103
Other Race8,1485,368481
Asian7,2835,3402,849
Multiple Races4,1213,3021,185
Native American515491142
Islander2920

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 95.34%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.12%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,021$47,062$28,944
Less Than High School$28,631$36,708$15,225
High School Grad$32,365$42,384$23,622
Some College$35,527$45,032$28,854
Bachelors Degree$49,171$60,560$40,097
Graduate Degree$64,731$75,330$56,599

$38,021

Average Earnings

$47,062

Average Male

$28,944

Average Female

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language

83.34% of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 16.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.76% of the population.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White433,00232,7547.56%
Hispanic52,54114,60227.79%
Black21,8496,03927.64%
Other14,7414,12627.99%
Multiple10,6512,02719.03%
Asian11,1291,0739.64%
Native794364.53%
Islander532445.28%

10.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.43%

Male Poverty Rate

11.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 45.28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 4.53% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.30%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.71%
High School8.18%
Some College7.20%
Bachelors or Greater2.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.69%
Male Unemployed24.68%
Female Employed6.09%
Male Employed4.39%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Income

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$61,492$77,736
Families$72,808$89,688
Married Families$81,354$98,974
Non Families$34,177$46,022

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.8%

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

30,556

Number of Veterans

28,294

Male Veterans

2,262

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,633
First Gulf War4,498
Korea3,950
Second Gulf War3,351
World War II2,361

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White29,0597.91%
Hispanic1,3063.78%
Black9005.80%
Other2212.14%
2 or More2033.95%
Asian1261.46%
Indian345.92%
Hawaiian1324.53%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

4.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.62%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

66.5%

Labor Force Participation

63.3%

Employment Rate

4.7%

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

75.54%

Born in Pennsylvania

95.12%

Native Born

4.88%

Foreign Born

2.19%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.12% of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 75.54% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.19% 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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