Population: 54,592

Male 49% Female 51%
Married 42%
Single 58%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Lancaster has a low population density. Lancaster is perfect for those who want to be in the city without constantly rubbing shoulders.

7,379 Lancaster
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Lancaster, PA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Lancaster, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Lancaster has a population density of 7,379, with 54,592 current residents.

Out of the 54,592 current residents, 49% are male and 51% are female. 42% of the residents are married and 58% are single.



Air quality

Bad air quality


  • 55% Sun
  • 42% Rain
  • 25% Snow


54°F average temperature

  • 167 years Median home age
  • $119,200 Median home price
  • 1.5% Home appreciation rate
  • 14.64% Annual property tax
  • 42.7%
    Homes owned
  • 48.5%
    Homes rented
  • 8.9%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Lancaster, the air quality is 15% and the weather, on average, is 55% sunny, 42% rainy, and 25% snowy. The average temperature is 54°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Lancaster, you should know that 42.7% of homes are owned while 48.5% of homes are rented, and 8.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $119,200, the median age of homes is 167 years, the annual home appreciation is 1.50% and the annual property tax is 14.64%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Lancaster, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Lancaster’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Lancaster is 33 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 43.44% Democratic, 55.21% Republican, and 1.35% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:16


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 67%
    High school diploma
  • 3%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 10%
    Bachelors degree
  • 4%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Lancaster, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 11.10% of residents are unemployed in Lancaster (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Lancaster residents: 6.7% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 14.66% are in the arts and sciences field, 19.4% are in the customer service field, 24.6% are in the sales field, 0.53% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 27.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 66.77%, 3.04% of residents have an associate’s degree, 9.83% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 4.05% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Lancaster, you should be aware that the average commute time is 22 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Lancaster have a few different options. 62% of commuters use their own cars, 16% of commuters carpool, 6% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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