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Lancaster
  • Town in Pennsylvania

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B minus
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A

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Lancaster is a town in Pennsylvania with a population of 58,034. Lancaster is in Lancaster County and is one of the best places to live in Pennsylvania. Living in Lancaster offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lancaster there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Lancaster and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Lancaster are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,300
National
$244,900
Median Rent
$995
National
$1,163
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    87.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    5.8
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    11.6
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    17.5
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    93.2
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,740.8
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    163
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    national  21%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    national  26%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    national  11%

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