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Lancaster County, PA&

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Population
538,500
0.35% growth
Median Age
38.2
Median Household Income
$61,335
3.5% growth
Poverty Rate
11%
Number of Employees
269,554
1.2% growth
Median Property Value
$196,400
0.51% decline

Economy

The economy of Lancaster County, PA employs 269,554 people. The economy of Lancaster County, PA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Construction, which employ respectively 2.2; 1.72; and 1.24 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lancaster County, PA are Manufacturing (43,609), Healthcare & Social Assistance (39,738), and Retail trade (33,484), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,375), Utilities ($72,409), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($46,483).

Median household income in Lancaster County, PA is $61,335. Males in Lancaster County, PA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,584. The income inequality of Lancaster County, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lancaster County, PA. In Lancaster County, PA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 75 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,217. Philadelphia County, PA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Pennsylvania.

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Diversity

Lancaster County, PA is home to a population of 538,500 people, from which 98.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lancaster County, PA is composed of 443,474 White residents (82.4%), 55,025 Hispanic residents (10.2%), 19,068 Black residents (3.54%), 10,923 Asian residents (2.03%), and 9,518 Two+ residents (1.77%). The most common foreign languages in Lancaster County, PA are Spanish (32,625 speakers), Other West Germanic (24,473 speakers), and German (4,959 speakers), but compared to other places, Lancaster County, PA has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (24,473 speakers), German (4,959 speakers), and Hmong (775 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Lancaster County, PA awarded 4,868 degrees. The student population of Lancaster County, PA is skewed towards females, with 1,924 male students and 2,944 female students. Most students in Lancaster County, PA are White (3,713 and 76.3%), followed by Black or African American (391 and 8.03%), Hispanic or Latino (337 and 6.92%), and Unknown (109 and 2.24%). The largest universities in Lancaster County, PA by number of graduates are Millersville University of Pennsylvania (1,747 and 35.9%), Franklin and Marshall College (641 and 13.2%), and Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (515 and 10.6%). The most popular majors in Lancaster County, PA are General Business Administration & Management (325 and 6.68%), General Psychology (173 and 3.55%), and General Biological Sciences (164 and 3.37%). The median tuition costs in Lancaster County, PA are $43,490 for private four year colleges, and $8,970 and $18,096 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lancaster County, PA is $196,400, which is 0.96 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $197,400 to $196,400, a 0.51% increase. The homeownership rate of Lancaster County, PA is 67.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Lancaster County, PA have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lancaster County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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