Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population 2022

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 550,989 with a growth rate of 0.32% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is the 7th largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 Population was 520,319 and has seen a growth of 5.89% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179036,1470.00%
180043,4037,25620.07%
181053,92710,52424.25%
182068,33614,40926.72%
183076,6318,29512.14%
184084,2037,5729.88%
185098,94414,74117.51%
1860116,31417,37017.56%
1870121,3405,0264.32%
1880139,44718,10714.92%
1890149,0959,6486.92%
1900159,24110,1466.81%
1910167,0297,7884.89%
1920173,7976,7684.05%
1930196,88223,08513.28%
1940212,50415,6227.93%
1950234,71722,21310.45%
1960278,35943,64218.59%
1970319,69341,33414.85%
1980362,34642,65313.34%
1990422,82260,47616.69%
2010520,31997,49723.06%
2011523,9573,6380.70%
2012526,8782,9210.56%
2013530,0123,1340.59%
2014533,2893,2770.62%
2015535,8112,5220.47%
2016538,1602,3490.44%
2017541,3323,1720.59%
2018543,9692,6370.49%
2019545,7241,7550.32%
2020547,4791,7550.32%
2021549,2341,7550.32%
2022550,9891,7550.32%
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White475,44387.55%
Black or African American22,1024.07%
American Indian and Alaska Native4860.09%
Asian12,4872.30%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1130.02%
Some Other Race14,9522.75%
Two or More Races17,4673.22%
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population by Race

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2022

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Median Age

38.7


Total

37.5


Male

40.1


Female

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 415,215 adults, (97,717 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

277,093

51.03%

Male

265,957

48.97%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population by Age

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All69.4%30.6%
Male59.9%40.1%
Non Family49.9%50.1%
Female49%51%

69.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All204,0032.6169.4
Married116,1923.1783.6
Male7,8933.1359.9
Female19,0163.2649
Non Family60,9021.2549.9

3.11

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,8996.79%
9th to 12th Grade27,7957.58%
High School Graduate127,76134.82%
Some College53,38614.55%
Associates Degree28,2957.71%
Bachelors Degree67,41318.37%
Graduate Degree37,34910.18%
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian7,9646,2643,456
White311,472270,76092,892
Native American32532093
2+ Races6,8655,9961,951
Black12,94011,0872,687
Hispanic31,13322,8314,514
Other Race9,7676,310983
Islander5959

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 43.40%.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,956$51,481$31,959
Less Than 9th Grade$32,085$42,531$18,822
High School Graduate$36,118$46,763$25,266
Some College$39,746$50,030$31,797
Bachelors Degree$51,544$63,444$43,214
Graduate Degree$67,151$80,266$58,578

$41,956

Average Earnings

$51,481

Average Male

$31,959

Average Female

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language

83.05% of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 16.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.86% of the population.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1133127.43%
Hispanic57,33814,17824.73%
Black21,3814,73522.15%
Multiple17,1612,91016.96%
Asian12,1471,2059.92%
Native440306.82%
White432,14427,8166.44%
Other3,573NaN%

9.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.17%

Male Poverty Rate

10.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 27.43% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.79%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.46%.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.87%
High School8.28%
Some College6.15%
Bachelors or Greater3.16%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed3.83%
Male Unemployed18.10%
Female Employed4.96%
Female Unemployed28.20%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$69,588$88,566
Families$82,568$102,223
Married Families$90,862$111,436
Non Families$38,644$52,875
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Income by Household Type

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.8%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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27,568

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,781
First Gulf War4,184
Vietnam9,887
Korea2,848
World War II1,365

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 342,107
35 to 544,715
55 to 644,488
65 to 747,660
75+8,598

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White25,7726.98%
Black8905.63%
Native American369.16%
Asian1721.83%
Islander44.44%
Other Race4574.00%
2+ Races2372.71%
Hispanic1,0562.77%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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4.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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66.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

3.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Employment by Age

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Employment by Race

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.08%

Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

94.78%

Native Born

5.22%

Foreign Born

2.09%

Non Citizen

3.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.78% of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 74.08% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

  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

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