Lancaster, PA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 23,021 housing units in Lancaster. This represents a 2.5% growth from 22,468 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 23,021 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and none were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Lancaster is about 46.5%. Lancaster's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 9%. Average household size is 2.51 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Lancaster were built after 1939.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type4.10%
One Bedroom21.60%
Two Bedrooms23.60%
Three Bedrooms33.70%
Four Bedrooms11.20%
Five Bedrooms or more5.90%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.62
Median year structure was built1939
Median Value of occupied units$71,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$59,900

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.42
Median year structure was built1942
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$410

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.50%
Second Mortgage6.20%
Home Equity Loan8.80%
Simple Mortgage54.60%
Debt Free29.90%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs21.1%