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Lancaster County, PA
The county was named for Lancashire, England.

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Lancaster County is one of 67 counties in Pennsylvania.

The county is in the Lancaster metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 487,332. This was an increase of  3.54% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$45,507
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lancaster County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Lancaster County was $29,266. This was an increase of 18.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 95% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Lancaster
Pennsylvania had welcomed Europeans of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. However, when tensions grew between English- and German-speaking immigrants in the 1700s, the colony told its agents to avoid selling land to Scotch-Irish in Lancaster and York counties.
Of nation's counties, ranks No. 6 in production of poultry
(1997 Census of Agriculture)

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37% of Lancaster County residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lancaster County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Lancaster County include Bainbridge Cemetery, Beiler Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, Bowmans Cemetery, Brenneman Cemetery, Camp Hill Cemetery, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Cedar Hill Cemetery, Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Concordia Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Lancaster County include Adamstown, Akron, Bainbridge, Bamford, Bareville, Bart, Bartville, Baumgardner, Bausman, Bellaire ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Lancaster County include Elizabethtown College, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster Theological Seminary, Millersville University, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology ... View colleges

School districts in Lancaster County include Cocalico SD, Columbia Borough SD, Conestoga Valley SD, Donegal SD, Eastern Lancaster County SD, Elizabethtown Area SD, Ephrata Area SD, Hempfield SD, Lampeter-Strasburg SD, Lancaster SD ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Lancaster County include Adamstown Area Library, Columbia Public Library, Eastern Lancaster County Library, Elizabethtown Public Library, Ephrata Public Library, Lancaster County Library, Leola Library Center, Lititz Public Library, Manheim Community Library, Manheim Twp Branch Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Lancaster County include Lancaster Newspapers ... View newspapers

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Politics

Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lancaster County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Lancaster County include Best Inn Lancaster, Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Revere Inn & Suites, Comfort Inn Amish Country, Comfort Inn Denver, Comfort Inn Sherwood Knoll, Congress Inn, Country Inn & Suites Lancaster, Country Inn & Suites Manheim ... More hotels

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