Lancaster Metro Area, Pennsylvania 

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Population

546,192

+4.9% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

5.6%

Median Income

$57,120

Median Home Price

$280,700

Median Age

38.5

Comfort Index (Climate)

8.7 / 5.3

summer / winter

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Small city - Southeastern Pennsylvania, 80 miles west Philadelphia. June, September and August are the most pleasant months in the Lancaster metro area, while January and February are the least comfortable months.
State: Pennsylvania
County:
Metro Area: Lancaster Metro Area
City: Lancaster, Manheim township (Lancaster Cnty), 102 total
Zip Codes: 17603, 17601, 17602, 17543, 17522, 17022, 17545, 17552, 17512, 17517, 49 total
Cost of Living: -2.6% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 351 ft above sea level
Lancaster, PA Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Median Home ValueHomes less than 10 yrs old
Most Expensive HomesAll Single Family Homes
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.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Lancaster Metro Area is 5.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lancaster Metro Area jobs have increased by 0.7%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Lancaster Metro Area's cost of living is 2.6% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lancaster Metro Area's Cost of Living

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

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, the Lancaster metro area remained very strongly Republican, 56.9% to 41.2%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Lancaster Metro Area's population is 546,192 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 4.9%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Lancaster Metro Area is Real Estate: $280,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.5%.

SCHOOLS
Lancaster Metro Area public schools spend $14,971 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.8 students per teacher in Lancaster Metro Area. More Education



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Housing Market in Lancaster

It's a good time to buy in Lancaster. Home Appreciation is up 16.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lancaster is $280,700.
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ZIP CODES IN LANCASTER METRO AREA, PENNSYLVANIA
17603, 17601, 17602, 17543, 17522, 17022, 17545, 17552, 17512, 17517, 49 total

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