Updated Data and New Information for School Districts are Available
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023

As part of updating all the data on the Lancaster indicators site in 2023, data for school districts has been added to several indicators.

The indicators that now include data for school districts are: population by age, population by race/ethnicity, and median household income. School district information is available in the data tables for each indicator, which appear below the chart and narrative analysis.

The data show a wide range across districts in median income. The highest median income is in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District ($88,400) and lowest in the Columbia Borough School District ($45,500).

Nearly all school districts have a population that is aging, but in some, the change is more dramatic. For example, the number of residents ages 60-84 grew by 56% since 2007-11 in the Manheim Township School District, while it was flat in Conestoga Valley. Conestoga Valley was one of the few districts to have large increases in younger populations, with growth of 17% in those under 20 and 16% in people 20 to 39.

The residential population of the Lancaster School District is far more diverse than that of other school districts in the County. Of nearly 76,000 residents in the district, 14% identify as Black or African- American and 38% identify as Latino or Hispanic. All other districts have far lower percentages of residents who are people of color, though 20% of residents in Columbia Borough identify as Latino or Hispanic as do 13% of Conestoga Valley residents.