Lancaster is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 57,503 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Lancaster is the ninth largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Lancaster was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Also of interest is that Lancaster has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Another interesting thing about Lancaster, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lancaster is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lancaster area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, Lancaster is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.44% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lancaster in 2018 was $25,552, which is lower middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,208 for a family of four. However, Lancaster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lancaster is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lancaster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lancaster, accounting for 40.37% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lancaster residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lancaster include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lancaster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.