Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

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Population

58,990

+1.3% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

10.4%

Median Income

$33,772

Median Home Price

$212,800

Median Age

31.6

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.7 / 5.3

summer / winter

PA Gifts

Best Places to Live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Small city - Southeastern Pennsylvania, 80 miles west Philadelphia. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lancaster, while January and February are the least comfortable months.

Lancaster, PA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Historic interest
Cost of living
Central location
Cons
Economic cycles
Entertainment
Low educational attainment


What Bert Has To Say About Lancaster Metro Area

Lancaster is a manufacturing and commercial center in the heart of Pennsylvania’s Amish country. The city has dealt with unemployment issues at times, as some of its manufacturing base has disappeared, but a large hospitality industry and a diversified food processing industry remain. Downtown is older and has some historic interest. The area has also been helped by location, as it is close enough to major East Coast cities to attract small businesses, the self-employed and telecommuters looking for lower living costs and a small town lifestyle.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Pennsylvania
County: Lancaster County
Metro Area: Lancaster Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Lancaster
Zip Codes: 17603 17602
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 351 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lancaster is 10.4% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lancaster jobs have increased by 0.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lancaster's cost of living is 13.2% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lancaster's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Lancaster county remained very strongly Republican, 56.9% to 41.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lancaster's population is 58,990 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21.2 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lancaster is Real Estate: $212,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.2%.

SCHOOLS
Lancaster public schools spend $19,405 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.2 students per teacher in Lancaster. More Education



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Housing Market in Lancaster

It's a good time to buy in Lancaster. Home Appreciation is up 18.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lancaster is $212,800.

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Reviews for Lancaster   13 Reviews
Wondering about Lancaster's Safety - 12/31/2018
I was there last weekend and was extremely favorably impressed. The only hesitation, and question, I have about the place is the high crime rate. It is hard to tell from... Read More

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Young and Old Together - 11/28/2014
Lancaster is the nation's oldest inland city located in central PA amid Amish farmlands. Walkable and soon to be bike friendly, it offers a variety of great restaurants... Read More

A Nightmare in Lancaster! - 1/27/2014
I have lived in and visited many places over my 60 years, and Lancaster, PA, is by far my least favorite. The crime is high, the air pollution is bad, urban blight is... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA
17603 17602

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