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Lancaster city, Pennsylvania

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Lancaster city, Pennsylvania
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 59,265
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 59,265
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 59,263
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 59,322
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,798
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 11.6%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 44.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $111,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,142
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $492
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $834
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 22,118
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.54
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 80.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 35.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 71.7%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 78.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 22.7%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 14.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 65.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 63.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 174,533
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,367,307
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,357,570
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 491,068
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,100,278
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $18,536
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $42,632
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,571
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 X
Total employment, 2018 X
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 5,142
Men-owned firms, 2012 2,826
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,672
Minority-owned firms, 2012 1,430
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 3,211
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 469
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 4,167
Population per square mile, 2010 8,209.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 7.23
FIPS Code 4241216
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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