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West Hempfield is a township in Lancaster County, in the Lancaster metro area.
The latitude of West Hempfield is 40.05N. The longitude is -76.516W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 479 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 15,128.
Sections below provide additional information and links about West Hempfield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lancaster County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17538 ZIP code.
38% of West Hempfield residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the West Hempfield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in West Hempfield was $21,141, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of West Hempfield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in West Hempfield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $475. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,083.
Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our West Hempfield political report.
The average commute time for West Hempfield workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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