Lancaster, a town in Pennsylvania, has a population of slightly more than 59,000. Young adults (15-24) will feel welcome, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, though young professionals are also well-represented. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 34, are decidedly younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in Lancaster, and 57% of residents are renters. With a relatively reasonable average rent of $834 per month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Pennsylvania. Each month, renters in Lancaster will save around $84 compared to the state average.
Lancaster has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (22%) compared to the national average. Furthermore, 13% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are four primary industries in Lancaster: manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and entertainment. Together, these industries account for 28% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in transportation, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of just over $50,000, Lancaster workers bring in about $13,000 less than the average Pennsylvania resident. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.
Lancaster residents have an average commute of about 23 minutes, quicker than the state average of about 28 minutes. Driving is the most common way to get to work, opted for by 35% of residents, while public transit isn't used extensively. Walking (6%) isn't a common means of commuting to work, though the number far exceeds the national average.