Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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


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 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 17,106 inhabitants.

The city was created 293 years ago in 1729.

Quick Facts about Lancaster

Population : 17,106 (2020)
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 (293 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 12:04:34 (31st January 2023)
Postal code : 17601
Density : 898 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 5.59% (2010-2020)
Lancaster locator map
Location of Lancaster on Pennsylvania map.
Lancaster Pennsylvania downtown image
Lancaster Pennsylvania downtown
Lancaster Pennsylvania downtown image


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

Lancaster map


The population of Lancaster increased by 5.59% in 10 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
2020 17,106 -0.29% 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, .


  • Beth Behrs (American actress and writer known for her starring role as Caroline Channing in the CBS television series 2 Broke Girls) she was born in 26/12/1985
  • Jennifer Gareis (American actress) she was born in 01/08/1972
  • Benjamin Smith Barton (American physician, professor, and botanist (1766-1815)) he was born in 10/02/1766
  • Richard Winters (United States Army Officer) he was born in 21/01/1918
  • Charles Carl Roberts (Milk truck driver and murderer) he was born in 07/12/1973
  • John Wise (American pioneer in the field of ballooning) he was born in 24/02/1808
  • John D. Anderson (curator of Aerodynamics at the National Air and Space Museum at the Smithsonian Institution) he was born in 01/10/1937
  • Simon Snyder (Governor of Pennsylvania (1759-1819)) he was born in 05/11/1759
  • Charles Demuth (American painter (1883-1935)) he was born in 08/11/1883
  • Billy Bletcher (actor) he was born in 24/09/1894
  • Rya Kihlstedt (American actress) she was born in 23/07/1970
  • Carla Kihlstedt (American violinist, singer and composer) she was born in 23/11/1971
  • Andrew J. Feustel (American astronaut) he was born in 25/08/1965
  • Andrew Wenger (American association football (soccer) player) he was born in 25/12/1990
  • Robert Smith (United States Secretary of the Navy (1757-1842)) he was born in 03/11/1757
  • Taylor Kinney (American actor and model) he was born in 15/07/1981
  • Jonathan Groff (American actor and singer) he was born in 26/03/1985
  • John F. Reynolds (career officer of the United States Army) he was born in 20/09/1820

Schools in Lancaster

College & universities near Lancaster, PA

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

Stations (26)

Amtrak & bus stations near Lancaster, PA

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

Post offices near Lancaster

Post Office Name City ZIP
Downtown Lancaster Post Office Lancaster (PA) 17603

Other places with the same name (15)

Other cities in Lancaster County

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

City Name Population Title
Hempfield 40,558 Unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
West Lampeter 15,983 Township of Pennsylvania
Ephrata 13,801 City of the state Washington, United States
Elizabethtown 11,494 Borough in northwestern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Columbia 10,295 Borough in western Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Lititz 10,022 Borough in northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Conewago 8,536 Unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Millersville 8,289 City in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Mount Joy 8,071 Borough in northwestern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Willow Street 7,578 Census designated place
Clay 6,939 Census-designated place in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
East Earl 6,899 Township in northeastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Leacock 5,783 Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Union 5,661 Township in southeastern Union County, Pennsylvania
New Holland 5,547 Borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Pequea 5,448 Unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Distance to Other Cities

Lancaster distances to largest Pennsylvania cities