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Households with Internet Access

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What does this measure?

The percentage of households that have access to the Internet.

Why is this important?

Access to the Internet is crucial for households to communicate, search for jobs, complete schoolwork and participate in other important activities like banking, health care access and consumer research.

How does our county compare?

In 2014-18, 77% of households in Lancaster County had access to the Internet, slightly lower than Pennsylvania and the U.S (80% and 81% respectively).

Compared to neighboring counties, Lancaster has the lowest share of households. Only the City of Lancaster has a lower percentage of people with internet access at 72%.

Notes about the data

Internet access questions were not included in surveys until 2013. 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 three 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.

Households with Internet Access
2014-18
Pennsylvania80%
Lancaster County77%
Lancaster City72%
Lancaster County Boroughs
Columbia borough65%
Terre Hill borough80%
Denver township89%
East Petersburg borough83%
Elizabethtown borough80%
Ephrata borough77%
Lititz borough86%
Manheim borough75%
Marietta borough77%
Millersville borough82%
Mount Joy borough82%
Mountville borough81%
New Holland borough86%
Quarryville borough84%
Strasburg borough84%
Adamstown borough85%
Akron borough82%
Lancaster County Townships
Salisbury township61%
Upper Leacock township72%
Strasburg township77%
East Donegal township83%
Warwick township81%
West Cocalico township80%
West Donegal township81%
West Earl township70%
West Hempfield township82%
West Lampeter township82%
East Cocalico township78%
Earl township59%
Drumore township70%
Conoy township85%
Conestoga township78%
Colerain township57%
Clay township70%
Caernarvon township62%
Brecknock township76%
Bart township44%
Leacock township51%
East Drumore township70%
East Earl township73%
East Hempfield township82%
East Lampeter township79%
Eden township60%
Elizabeth township81%
Ephrata township78%
Fulton township63%
Lancaster township84%
Sadsbury township58%
Little Britain township72%
Manheim township82%
Manor township81%
Martic township81%
Mount Joy township83%
Paradise township58%
Penn township79%
Pequea township86%
Providence township76%
Rapho township83%
York County79%
Lebanon County79%
Dauphin County80%
Cumberland County83%
Chester County88%
Berks County81%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: * Margin of error between 20% & 35% of estimate; ** margin of error between 35% & 50%; *** margin of error greater than 50%.




Number of Households with Internet Access
2014-18
Pennsylvania4,014,061
Lancaster County154,706
Lancaster City15,949
Lancaster County Boroughs
Columbia borough2,845
Terre Hill borough327
Denver township1,324
East Petersburg borough1,575
Elizabethtown borough3,270
Ephrata borough4,427
Lititz borough3,327
Manheim borough1,441
Marietta borough831
Millersville borough2,291
Mount Joy borough2,862
Mountville borough931
New Holland borough1,935
Quarryville borough769
Strasburg borough964
Adamstown borough660
Akron borough1,389
Lancaster County Townships
Salisbury township1,988
Upper Leacock township2,183
Strasburg township991
East Donegal township2,333
Warwick township5,790
West Cocalico township1,981
West Donegal township2,684
West Earl township1,912
West Hempfield township5,102
West Lampeter township5,193
East Cocalico township2,935
Earl township1,440
Drumore township576
Conoy township1,088
Conestoga township1,249
Colerain township597
Clay township1,648
Caernarvon township909
Brecknock township2,013
Bart township430
Leacock township858
East Drumore township931
East Earl township1,474
East Hempfield township8,108
East Lampeter township4,971
Eden township359
Elizabeth township1,111
Ephrata township2,862
Fulton township601
Lancaster township5,686
Sadsbury township512
Little Britain township1,011
Manheim township12,830
Manor township6,640
Martic township1,533
Mount Joy township3,404
Paradise township1,023
Penn township2,763
Pequea township1,628
Providence township2,102
Rapho township3,877
York County135,999
Lebanon County41,967
Dauphin County89,317
Cumberland County82,381
Chester County166,632
Berks County125,787

Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Notes: * 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 Maintaining
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 Decreasing
Age of Housing Stock Not Applicable
Violent Crime Rate Maintaining
Incarceration Rate Maintaining
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 Increasing
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 Maintaining
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 Decreasing
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 Maintaining
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 Maintaining
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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