Lancaster, Pennsylvania 

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Population

59,556

+1.3% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

5.1%

Median Income

$33,772

Median Home Price

$137,600

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.

Pros
-Historic interest
-Cost of living
-Central location
Cons
-Economic cycles
-Entertainment
-Low educational attainment

Local Listings in Lancaster
 $499,900 
20-22 E Vine St
Bed 1 | Bath 3 | 2873 SqFt
 $379,900 
321 N President
Bed 2 | Bath 2 | 4022 SqFt
 $489,900 
245 Marticville Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 4 | 4602 SqFt

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.


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QUICK FACTS

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 5.1% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). 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 7.0% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lancaster's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lancaster, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
Lancaster county voted Republican in the last five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lancaster's population is 59,556 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 1.3%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lancaster is $137,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 7.7%. Check out the homes in the area

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 7.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Lancaster Real Estate

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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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17603 17602

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NEW LISTINGS IN LANCASTER
$499,900
20-22 E Vine St
Bed 1 | Bath 3

$379,900
321 N President
Bed 2 | Bath 2

$489,900
245 Marticville Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 4

$340,000
223 Suncrest Rd
Bed 3 | Bath 3

$629,500
1350 Beaconfield Ln
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$344,900
449 Haverhill Rd
Bed 4 | Bath 3

$369,900
1429 Sunset Dr
Bed 3 | Bath 2

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