East Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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East Lampeter Township, Pennsylvania
Willow Hill Covered Bridge in East Lampeter Township
Willow Hill Covered Bridge in East Lampeter Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Lampeter Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania highlighting East Lampeter Township
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Map of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1723
Incorporated 1841
 • Type Board of Supervisors
 • Total 51.8 sq mi (134 km2)
 • Land 51.7 sq mi (134 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 16,424
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 16,996
 • Density 679.5/sq mi (262.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-071-21344
Website East Lampeter Township
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 13,556
2010 16,424 21.2%
Est. 2016 16,996 [1] 3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]

East Lampeter Township is a township in central Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 16,424.[3]

East Lampeter Township is one of the six immediate suburbs of the city of Lancaster, all sharing the same official designation as Lancaster, Pennsylvania by the United States Postal Service.[4]


The Herr's Mill Covered Bridge, Michael Dohner Farmhouse, Bird-in-Hand Hotel, Christian Stauffer House, and Witmer's Tavern are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 20.0 square miles (52 km2), of which, 20.0 square miles (52 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.30%) is water.

Six horse team mowing hay


As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 13,556 people, 5,342 households, and 3,739 families residing in the township. The population density was 679.5 people per square mile (262.4/km²). There were 5,611 housing units at an average density of 281.2/sq mi (108.6/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 92.13% White, 2.11% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 2.72% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.85% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. 3.87% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The township has a large Amish and Mennonite population.

There were 5,342 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.0% were non-families. 24.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the township the population was spread out, with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,179, and the median income for a family was $54,494. Males had a median income of $36,718 versus $25,578 for females. The per capita income for the township was $22,744. About 4.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.8% of those under age 18 and 6.0% of those age 65 or over.


In 2017 the public school system is the Conestoga Valley School District. There is also a campus of the Lancaster Mennonite School in the township, as well as other private schools.[7]The Lancaster campus of Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC)is located in East Lampeter Township.


Coordinates: 40°04′00″N 76°15′23″W / 40.06667°N 76.25639°W / 40.06667; -76.25639