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York, Pennsylvania
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
USA
PEOPLE COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
York is 1% more densely populated than Lancaster.
People are 0% more likely to be married in Lancaster.
The Median Age is 0.0 years older in York.

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PEOPLE
 York, PALancaster, PAUnited States
 Population43,99259,339321,418,820
 Population - 201043,59258,819308,745,538
 Population - 200040,86256,348285,036,114
 Population - 199042,19255,551251,960,433
 Pop. 1990 to Now4.27%6.82%27.57%
 Pop. 2000 to Now7.66%5.31%12.76%
 Pop. Density8,3118,21391
 Land Area573,531,905
 Water Area00264,837
 Median Age30.730.737.4
 Female Population52.00%50.81%50.81%
 Male Population48.00%49.19%49.19%
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 EST. TOTAL POPULATION BY AGE
 York, PALancaster, PAUnited States
 Age 0 to 47.74%8.26%6.36%
 Age 5 to 98.49%6.04%6.51%
 Age 10 to 147.65%6.83%6.59%
 Age 15 to 174.06%4.11%4.03%
 Age 18 to 206.07%6.78%4.35%
 Age 21 to 246.74%7.34%5.61%
 Age 25 to 3415.15%18.21%13.47%
 Age 35 to 4412.53%11.81%12.97%
 Age 45 to 5412.13%12.53%14.09%
 Age 55 to 595.55%5.29%6.57%
 Age 60 to 644.62%3.61%5.72%
 Age 65 to 745.73%5.56%7.64%
 Age 75 to 842.69%2.30%4.26%
 Age 85 and over0.84%1.33%1.85%
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 RACE
 York, PALancaster, PAUnited States
 White40.42%41.21%62.77%
 Black24.67%13.57%12.24%
 Asian1.03%3.06%4.95%
 Native American0.12%0.10%0.66%
 Hawaiian, Pacific Islander0.00%0.02%0.16%
 Other0.06%0.13%0.20%
 Two or More Races5.19%2.21%2.13%
 Hispanic28.51%39.69%16.90%
 Non-Hispanic71.50%60.31%83.10%
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 FAMILY
 York, PALancaster, PAUnited States
 Households16,48221,825116,211,000
 Family Households9,59112,03776,958,100
 Non Family Households6,8919,78839,253,000
 Household Size2.592.532.63
 Married Population34.10%34.06%50.58%
 Single Population65.90%65.94%49.42%
 Now Married29.93%31.10%48.41%
 Married but Separated4.16%2.96%2.17%
 Never Married47.80%49.73%32.55%
 Widowed5.70%4.68%5.95%
 Divorced12.40%11.53%10.92%
 Married, w/children18.31%25.12%31.68%
 Married, no children26.31%29.12%41.44%
 Single, w/children41.91%33.36%16.94%
 Single, no children13.47%12.40%9.95%
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