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Median Household Income by Household Type, 2014-18

What does this measure?

Median household income, in 2018 dollars, broken down by type of household. Half of incomes are below the median and half are above.

Why is this important?

Median household income is a gauge of the overall economic health of the region and the financial resources of residents. Incomes for particular household types also may indicate needs for social supports.

How does our county compare?

In 2014-18, median incomes in Lancaster County were lowest for households headed by single women with children, at $29,799. Incomes for households headed by single men with children were significantly higher, at $47,185. Married couple households had a median income of $82,470 without children and $88,426 with children. All households experienced slight declines in income since 2000 (after inflation).

In the City of Lancaster, incomes for all groups were lower than Lancaster County as a whole. Married couples with children had a slightly higher median income ($70,895) than married couples without children ($64,841). Since 2000, income increased for married couples with children, and fell for all other types of households.

Lancaster County had lower incomes for married couples with children than surrounding counties (excepting Lebanon), but was near the middle of this group of neighboring counties for incomes for all other household types.

Notes about the data

Figures are in constant 2018 dollars. The multiyear figures are from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. The bureau combined 5 years of responses to the survey to provide estimates for smaller geographic areas and increase the precision of its estimates. However, because the information came from a survey, the samples responding to the survey were not always large enough to produce reliable results, especially in small geographic areas. CGR has noted on data tables the estimates with relatively large margins of error. Estimates with 3 asterisks have the largest margins, plus or minus 50% or more of the estimate. Two asterisks mean plus or minus 35%-50%, and one asterisk means plus or minus 20%-35%. For all estimates, the confidence level is 90%, meaning there is 90% probability the true value (if the whole population were surveyed) would be within the margin of error (or confidence interval). The survey provides data on characteristics of the population that used to be collected only during the decennial census. Data for this indicator are released annually in December.

Median Household Income by Household Type, 2014-18
Married with ChildrenMarried without ChildrenSingle Female with ChildrenSingle Male with Children
Pennsylvania$101,515$82,943$27,500$44,158
Lancaster County$88,426$82,470$29,799$47,185
Lancaster City$70,895$64,841$21,421$35,833***
Lancaster County Boroughs
Adamstown borough$95,625$81,875**$47,386***N/A***
Akron borough$90,588*$81,786N/A***N/A***
Columbia borough$52,434**$73,125$25,857*N/A***
Denver township$75,341*$76,531$27,639*$48,977***
East Petersburg borough$84,091$103,462*N/A***N/A***
Elizabethtown borough$96,469$80,764$36,694$31,771**
Ephrata borough$67,800$72,019$36,474*$37,072*
Lititz borough$77,500*$91,908$31,313***N/A***
Manheim borough$83,470$56,588N/A***$30,605*
Marietta borough$88,472$70,625N/A***N/A***
Millersville borough$129,886*$76,951*$25,658***N/A***
Mount Joy borough$85,515$86,089N/A***N/A***
Mountville boroughN/A***$81,023*$56,108***N/A***
New Holland borough$70,875**$81,397N/A***N/A***
Quarryville borough$75,114*$79,028$20,813*$58,958*
Strasburg borough$74,483*$100,417*$22,083***N/A***
Terre Hill borough$81,250$104,063**N/A***N/A***
Lancaster County Townships
Bart township$81,250**$70,833N/A***N/A***
Brecknock township$100,877$64,829N/A***N/A***
Caernarvon township$78,661$76,447*N/A***N/A***
Clay township$82,321***$79,722$26,607***$51,953***
Colerain township$67,115$93,125N/A***N/A***
Conestoga township$106,188$82,670N/A***$46,950**
Conoy township$102,857*$82,344$13,819***N/A***
Drumore township$75,417*$103,250$18,333*N/A***
Earl township$96,694$66,964N/A***N/A***
East Cocalico township$96,250*$97,010$30,947N/A***
East Donegal township$91,464$82,931N/A***$60,379*
East Drumore township$69,449$80,670N/A***N/A***
East Earl township$71,549$78,684$2,499N/A***
East Hempfield township$113,688$88,158$34,297***$68,393***
East Lampeter township$93,081*$69,122*$62,679***N/A***
Eden township$81,528*$72,232*$18,750*N/A***
Elizabeth township$93,917$85,357N/A***N/A***
Ephrata township$90,436$80,107$36,364*N/A***
Fulton township$93,229*$82,740$28,214**N/A***
Lancaster township$78,000$88,813$29,932$50,093**
Leacock township$62,273*$65,708N/A***N/A***
Little Britain township$62,305***$81,613**N/A***N/A***
Manheim township$125,570$96,105$51,023*$48,517
Manor township$81,324$89,753N/A***$47,582
Martic township$96,375**$93,523$52,500***$34,340***
Mount Joy township$95,281*$86,477N/A***$56,722***
Paradise township$67,917***$87,125$46,350N/A***
Penn township$111,165*$95,900$2,499N/A***
Pequea township$91,600$82,179*$48,000*N/A***
Providence township$77,109**$78,750*$33,478***N/A***
Rapho township$94,189$85,213$60,789***$38,563**
Sadsbury township$90,795$81,685N/A***$71,125**
Salisbury township$95,219$80,114$43,250***$37,500***
Strasburg township$80,234*$82,014**N/A***N/A***
Upper Leacock township$72,273$85,179$30,833***N/A***
Warwick township$104,568$85,244N/A***$73,774
West Cocalico township$90,648*$77,955N/A***$51,302***
West Donegal township$108,065$89,167$54,620*N/A***
West Earl township$84,297*$81,563$42,841***N/A***
West Hempfield township$92,557$83,726$45,795***$83,966
West Lampeter township$103,214$85,944$51,250***N/A***
Berks County$95,081$83,730$28,204$45,904
Chester County$147,428$120,696$41,318$63,544
Cumberland County$105,447$89,779$35,357$42,283
Dauphin County$96,133$84,913$26,930$39,977
Lebanon County$84,772$78,298$26,616$41,813*
York County$98,589$81,185$28,953$46,313

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: Note: Figures in 2018 dollars. 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%. The Census Bureau asks people to identify their race (white, African-American, etc.) separate from their ethnicity (Hispanic or non-Hispanic). So the totals for these categories cannot be added together, as people show up in both a racial and ethnic group.








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