Financial Security
Households Without Vehicles

Decreasing


Households without Vehicles

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What does this measure?

The number of households that do not report having a vehicle kept at the home and available for use, expressed as a percentage of all households.

Why is this important?

A vehicle makes it easier for people to work and to conduct daily business such as doctor's visits and shopping. Ready access to transportation can also make it simpler to get involved in schools, religious organizations and other forms of civic life.

How does our county compare?

In 2016-20, 9% of Lancaster County households did not have a vehicle, a similar rate as in 2000. This is slightly below the state rate of 11% and slightly above the national rate of 8%. In the City of Lancaster, 18% of households lacked access to a vehicle. This is down from 24% in 2000.

Except for Berks and Dauphin counties, with a similar 9% rate, surrounding counties were all below Lancaster's rate, with Cumberland at 5%, Lebanon and York all at 6%, and Chester at 4%.

Notes about the data

The multiyear figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The bureau combined five years of responses to the survey to provide estimates for smaller geographic areas and increase the precision of its estimates. The survey provides data on characteristics of the population that used to be collected only during the decennial census. Data for this indicator are expected to be released annually in December.

Households without Vehicles
20002006-102011-152016-20
Pennsylvania13%11%11%11%
Lancaster County10%10%9%9%
Lancaster City24%23%23%18%
Lancaster County Boroughs
Adamstown borough6%6%***4%***1%***
Akron borough3%6%***5%***4%***
Christiana borough6%5%***9%***3%***
Columbia borough19%15%*13%*17%*
Denver township5%1%***5%***2%***
East Petersburg borough3%4%***2%***6%***
Elizabethtown borough7%10%*8%*3%**
Ephrata borough8%9%*7%*8%**
Lititz borough8%7%*6%**8%**
Manheim borough10%6%***3%***8%***
Marietta borough6%6%***7%**7%**
Millersville borough10%11%**5%**9%**
Mount Joy borough6%6%**7%***5%***
Mountville borough2%4%***8%***2%***
New Holland borough7%7%***3%***4%***
Quarryville borough5%5%***7%**2%***
Strasburg borough6%4%***2%***1%***
Terre Hill borough7%4%***3%***2%***
Lancaster County Townships
Bart township31%43%*37%*43%*
Brecknock township10%7%**8%***7%***
Caernarvon township16%13%**24%*26%*
Clay township4%3%***5%**6%***
Colerain township23%24%*24%*26%*
Conestoga township2%2%***2%***4%***
Conoy township2%1%***5%***5%***
Drumore township12%14%**14%*23%*
Earl township23%30%*24%*25%*
East Cocalico township5%4%**4%**5%**
East Donegal township2%2%***3%***3%***
East Drumore township7%8%**12%**15%***
East Earl township14%16%*20%**15%**
East Hempfield township4%4%*4%**5%*
East Lampeter township8%10%*7%*12%*
Eden township21%25%*21%*44%*
Elizabeth township0%3%***8%**4%***
Ephrata township5%7%**8%*6%**
Fulton township6%6%**7%**17%*
Lancaster township9%8%**9%*4%**
Leacock township47%39%39%*37%*
Little Britain township10%10%***9%***21%***
Manheim township5%4%*7%*6%*
Manor township3%3%**4%**3%**
Martic township4%6%***1%***12%***
Mount Joy township2%3%***2%***1%***
Paradise township18%25%*23%*27%*
Penn township5%8%**5%**2%***
Pequea township2%2%***2%***2%***
Providence township3%5%***8%***6%***
Rapho township2%3%***4%***3%***
Sadsbury township18%24%*27%*28%*
Salisbury township18%23%*24%28%*
Strasburg township13%12%***16%**12%***
Upper Leacock township16%17%*17%*16%*
Warwick township3%2%***4%**5%**
West Cocalico township2%3%***4%***1%***
West Donegal township8%14%**5%***18%***
West Earl township13%13%**13%**17%*
West Hempfield township5%3%***1%***6%**
West Lampeter township9%6%**7%**4%**
Berks County11%9%9%9%
Chester County5%5%5%4%
Cumberland County6%6%6%5%
Dauphin County11%10%11%9%
Lebanon County8%7%8%6%
York County7%6%6%6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.




Number of Households without Vehicles
20002006-102011-152016-20
Pennsylvania613,249561,878566,215544,554
Lancaster County16,83718,49118,50119,357
Lancaster City5,0625,1264,8723,968
Lancaster County Boroughs
Adamstown borough2935***28***8***
Akron borough45100***78***61***
Christiana borough2322***28***11***
Columbia borough814627*550*772*
Denver township6312***69***29***
East Petersburg borough4763***42***112***
Elizabethtown borough302410*329*147**
Ephrata borough456504*417*481**
Lititz borough306279*232**315**
Manheim borough192111***62***149***
Marietta borough6762***72**76**
Millersville borough229283**128**278**
Mount Joy borough181183**224***160***
Mountville borough2553***100***27***
New Holland borough155164***72***76***
Quarryville borough4448***73**18***
Strasburg borough6643***28***9***
Terre Hill borough2917***14***9***
Lancaster County Townships
Bart township257351*334*400*
Brecknock township211160**207***176***
Caernarvon township208199**329*379*
Clay township7159***114**142***
Colerain township217284*258*289*
Conestoga township3422***30***71***
Conoy township2013***67***63***
Drumore township87107**114*186*
Earl township461739*536*644*
East Cocalico township165163**140**179**
East Donegal township3449***93***94***
East Drumore township7691**152**219***
East Earl township244322*383**355**
East Hempfield township335381*379**525*
East Lampeter township406626*432*753*
Eden township120186*136*278*
Elizabeth township034***105**56***
Ephrata township126239**297*224**
Fulton township6069**73**145*
Lancaster township519525**617*301**
Leacock township672606672*572*
Little Britain township115122***129***343***
Manheim township612519*995*891*
Manor township197236**309**215**
Martic township60105***20***225***
Mount Joy township5697***77***58***
Paradise township278415*389*505*
Penn township118281**162**97***
Pequea township3733***40***44***
Providence township67128***249***145***
Rapho township76127***157***174***
Sadsbury township157251*255*261*
Salisbury township554726*799906*
Strasburg township168151***194**159***
Upper Leacock township444490*489*475*
Warwick township172120***274**369**
West Cocalico township3564***98***16***
West Donegal township208439**165***642***
West Earl township293306**337**459*
West Hempfield township248156***46***366**
West Lampeter township484358**431**253**
Berks County15,04313,16013,58913,331
Chester County8,2008,2349,3208,399
Cumberland County4,5995,4075,8725,538
Dauphin County11,74310,77711,57010,626
Lebanon County3,8603,8274,0823,340
York County9,83110,17210,2749,760

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Multiyear results are from rolling American Community Survey. * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.




INDICATORS TREND
Prekindergarten Participation Increasing
Student Performance on Grade 3 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 3 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 English Not Applicable
Student Performance on Grade 8 Math Not Applicable
Student Performance in Grade 11 English Not Applicable
Student Performance in Grade 11 Math Decreasing
Per-Student Spending Maintaining
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Decreasing
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Disengaged Youth Maintaining
Plans of High School Graduates Not Applicable
Enrollment in Local Colleges Decreasing
College Graduation Rates Decreasing
Brain Drain/Gain Increasing
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Average Charitable Giving Maintaining
Voter Registration Rate Not Applicable
Voter Participation Rate Increasing
Age of Housing Stock Not Applicable
Violent Crime Rate Maintaining
Incarceration Rate Decreasing
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population Density Increasing
Air Quality Increasing
Water Use Decreasing
Waterways Impaired by Pollution Not Applicable
Population by Age Not Applicable
Change in Population by Age and Gender Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People with Disabilities Maintaining
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Change in Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Sector Share of Total Jobs Not Applicable
Workers by Occupation Not Applicable
Change in Labor Force Decreasing
People Entering/Leaving County/Region for Work Not Applicable
Average Salary by Sector Not Applicable
Change in Average Salary Since 2000 Increasing
Female to Male Earnings Ratio Maintaining
Employer Size Not Applicable
Change in Number of Businesses by Sector Increasing
Change in Total Agricultural Sales Increasing
Spending for Local Government Maintaining
Spending for School Districts Maintaining
Children Living in Poverty Increasing
Children in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty Increasing
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Veterans Living in Poverty Decreasing
Working Poor Maintaining
Median Household Income by Household Type Not Applicable
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Living Wage Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Household Receiving Temporary Assistance Increasing
Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch Increasing
Median Home Value Maintaining
Occupied Housing Units Maintaining
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Cost of Homeownership by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Rent Maintaining
Cost of Renting Increasing
Households Without Vehicles Decreasing
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance Decreasing
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Health Status Decreasing
Prevalence of Mental Illness Maintaining
Adults Who are Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Mortality Rates Decreasing
Fatal Drug Overdoses Increasing
Cancer Incidence Decreasing
Households With Internet Access Not Applicable
High-Tech Jobs Increasing
STEM Graduates Increasing
Science and Engineering Research and Development Maintaining
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Education Levels of Adults by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Children in Poverty by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Living in Poverty, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Median Household Income, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Unemployment Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Households Receiving SNAP by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Homeownership Rate, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Cost of Homeownership by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable


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