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Welcome to Lancaster ...

The city of Lancaster is located in Lancaster County<1> and is the County Seat for Lancaster County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lancaster has a population of 59,265 people<2> (see below for details).

Lancaster was established in 1734.

The community of Lancaster is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lancaster lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lancaster is within the (717) area code.

The ZIP code for Lancaster: 17603<4>

Websites for Lancaster ...

Official Website: www.cityoflancasterpa.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lancaster had an population of 59,265 people. This is a decrease of 0.1% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lancaster had a population of 59,322 people (or 11.42% of the total population of Lancaster County). This makes Lancaster the county's most populous community.

The population of Lancaster represents 0.47% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 59,322 people, the population of Lancaster increased 5.28% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 56,348 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lancaster.

Communities Also Named Lancaster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 38 communities that are also named Lancaster - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri (2), New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lancaster.

Communities near Lancaster ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lancaster.

  • Ephrata [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephrata
    • Ephrata [Lancaster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Lancaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,862 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephrata
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<6>
  • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Lancaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,445 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<6>
  • Columbia [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia [Lancaster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Lancaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,355 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
  • Lititz [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lititz
    • Lititz [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Lancaster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,465 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lititz
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lititz<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Joy [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Joy
      • Mount Joy [Lancaster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Joy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Joy<6>
    • Red Lion [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lion
      • Red Lion [York County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lion<6>
    • New Holland [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Holland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Holland
      • New Holland [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Holland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Holland<6>
    • Manheim [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manheim
      • Manheim [Lancaster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,849 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manheim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manheim<6>
    • Cornwall [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall
      • Cornwall [Lebanon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,376 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornwall<6>
    • Denver [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denver have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denver
      • Denver [Lancaster County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,851 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lancaster. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lancaster.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lancaster. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lancaster.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lancaster. Our list includes 146 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lancaster.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lancaster ...

Looking for more information about Lancaster? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lancaster, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lancaster.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Lancaster County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lancaster: www.cityoflancasterpa.com/

The official website for Lancaster County: www.co.lancaster.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lancaster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lancaster.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lancaster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lancaster). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lancaster or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lancaster) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lancaster. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lancaster

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0396, Longitude: -76.3060    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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