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Lancaster, PA
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Lancaster profile


Living in Lancaster



Lancaster is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 57,453 people and 36 associated neighborhoods, Lancaster is the ninth largest community in Pennsylvania. Lancaster has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Also of interest is that Lancaster has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.81% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another interesting thing about Lancaster, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Lancaster use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lancaster‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The overall education level of Lancaster is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.41% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lancaster in 2022 was $28,653, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $114,612 for a family of four. However, Lancaster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lancaster is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lancaster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lancaster, accounting for 39.37% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lancaster residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lancaster include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Swiss.

The most common language spoken in Lancaster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.