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Lancaster County
  • County in Pennsylvania

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  2. Housing
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  3. Nightlife
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  4. Good for Families
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  5. Diversity
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  6. Jobs
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  7. Weather
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  8. Cost of Living
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  9. Health & Fitness
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  10. Outdoor Activities
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  11. Commute
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Lancaster County is located in Pennsylvania with a population of 543,050. In Lancaster County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Lancaster County and residents tend to be conservative.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$218,700
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$1,096
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    154.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    2.1
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    44.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    58.3
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    175.7
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,298.6
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    61.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  11%

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