Lancaster Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Lancaster: City in central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States

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Lancaster is a city located in the county of Lancaster in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 16,149 and a population density of 848 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 17,156 inhabitants.

The city was created 291 years ago in 1729.


Lancaster is located at 40°2'16"N 76°18'20"W (40.0378800, -76.3055100).

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Lancaster Pennsylvania downtown
Lancaster Pennsylvania downtown image

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Lancaster Quick Facts

Population : 17,156 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Lancaster County
Phone Area Codes : 717
Area : 19.05 km2
Altitude : 367 feet / 112 meters
Capital city : Lancaster is capital of Lancaster County
Establishment : January 01, 1730 (291 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 06:04:56 (15th June 2021)
Postal code : 17601
Density : 901 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 5.87% (2010-2019)


The population of Lancaster increased by 5.87% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 16,149 - census
2011 16,567 2.52% estimation process
2012 16,892 1.92% estimation process
2013 16,923 0.18% estimation process
2014 17,046 0.72% estimation process
2015 17,074 0.16% estimation process
2016 17,104 0.18% estimation process
2017 17,147 0.25% estimation process
2018 17,147 0% estimation process
2019 17,156 0.05% estimation process

Lancaster zip code is 17601. County name: Lancaster, County fips: 42071

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People born in Lancaster (200)

People born in Lancaster, including US musician and songwriter Vince DiCola, politician and manager Barbara Franklin, actress Gretchen Egolf, you can see a list of people who born in Lancaster.


College & universities near Lancaster

Code Name City ZIP
215053 Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Lancaster (PA) 17608-0059

Stations (26)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lancaster

Code Name Address Type
LNC Lancaster station 53 McGovern Avenue RAIL
MJY Mount Joy East Henry St. and North Market St. RAIL
ELT Elizabethtown station South Wilson Avenue at West High Street RAIL
PAR Parkesburg W. First and S. Culvert Streets RAIL
MID Middletown Union Street and Mill Street RAIL

Other places with the same name (14)

Other cities in Lancaster County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Lancaster County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Hempfield 40,463 Unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
West Lampeter 15,950 Township of Pennsylvania
Elizabethtown 11,445 Borough in northwestern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Ephrata 10,453 City of the state Washington, United States
Columbia 10,355 Borough in western Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Lititz 9,465 Borough in northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Conewago 8,497 Unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Millersville 8,359 City in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Clay 6,924 Census-designated place in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
East Earl 6,891 Township in northeastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Leacock 5,764 Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Union 5,678 Township in southeastern Union County, Pennsylvania
New Holland 5,464 Borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Pequea 5,339 Unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Bethel 5,297 Census-designated place in Berks County, Pennsylvania
Peach Bottom 5,066 City in Pennsylvania, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Lancaster distances to largest Pennsylvania cities

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