Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 549,234 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 null largest county in Pennsylvania. The 2010 Population was 520,319 and has seen a growth of 5.56% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021549,2341,7550.32%
2020547,4791,7550.32%
2019545,7241,7550.32%
2018543,9692,6370.49%
2017541,3323,1720.59%
2016538,1602,3490.44%
2015535,8112,5220.47%
2014533,2893,2770.62%
2013530,0123,1340.59%
2012526,8782,9210.56%
2011523,9573,6380.70%
2010520,31997,49723.06%
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%
2021 Growth Rate
0.32%
County Website
Founded
10 May, 1729
County Seat
2010 Population
520,319
Growth Since 2010
5.56%
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White478,51688.45%
Black or African American22,5804.17%
Some Other Race13,6552.52%
Two or More Races13,4302.48%
Asian11,8632.19%
American Indian and Alaska Native8230.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1320.02%
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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population By Race

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2021

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Median Age

38.6


Total

37.2


Male

40


Female

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 412,824 adults, (94,915 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

70.2

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Mujer

276,044

51.02%

Masculino

264,955

48.98%

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
Married82.4%17.6%
All68.1%31.9%
Masculino56.1%43.9%
Non Family50%50%
Mujer46.1%53.9%

68.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All201,6202.6368.1
Married113,1523.282.4
Non Family60,5221.2750
Mujer19,7573.2246.1
Masculino8,1893.3156.1

3.13

Average Family Size

2.63

Average Household Size

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade24,9056.84%
9th to 12th Grade29,5168.11%
High School Graduate128,46635.30%
Some College53,88314.80%
Associates Degree27,9327.67%
Bachelors Degree63,00917.31%
Graduate Degree36,2629.96%
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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
White311,275268,66288,733
Hispanic30,00121,9603,961
Black13,03710,9912,435
Other Race8,2545,835579
Asian7,6545,8903,268
2+ Races4,9954,0231,483
Native American535530152
Islander7575

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 42.70%.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$40,685$50,002$30,941
Less Than 9th Grade$31,048$40,873$17,865
High School Graduate$34,671$45,690$24,499
Some College$37,773$48,075$31,041
Bachelors Degree$50,115$59,987$41,889
Graduate Degree$67,080$80,571$57,894

$40,685

Average Earnings

$50,002

Average Male

$30,941

Average Female

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language

82.99% of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 17.01% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.98% of the population.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Language

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White433,73831,6277.29%
Hispanic55,59514,96126.91%
Black21,8035,11323.45%
Other13,5263,39725.11%
Multiple13,1332,77121.10%
Asian11,4781,40212.21%
Islander1323627.27%
Native77470.90%

10.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.94%

Male Poverty Rate

11.31%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is Islander, with 27.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 0.90% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.43%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.10%.

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.01%
High School8.53%
Some College7.01%
Bachelors or Greater3.22%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed32.76%
Male Unemployed21.44%
Female Employed5.90%
Male Employed4.49%

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$66,056$84,931
Families$78,641$98,351
Married Families$87,434$108,385
Non Families$36,748$49,680
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Income by Household Type

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.6%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

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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28,817

Number of Veterans

26,855

Male Veterans

1,962

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam10,073
First Gulf War4,530
Second Gulf War3,628
Korea3,314
World War II1,715

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+8,889
65 to 747,966
35 to 545,346
55 to 644,552
18 to 342,064

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White27,0807.31%
Hispanic1,2023.25%
Black9095.67%
Other Race3553.53%
2+ Races2443.87%
Asian1771.95%
Native American406.85%
Islander1210.81%

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Race

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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5.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.31%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

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66.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.7%

Employment Rate

3.7%

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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74.88%

Born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

95.03%

Native Born

4.97%

Foreign Born

2.23%

Non Citizen

2.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.03% of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 74.88% having been born in Pennsylvania. 2.23% 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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