Quarryville, Pennsylvania

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
Quarryville Library
Quarryville Library
Location in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Location in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Quarryville is located in Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Quarryville is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 39°53′43″N 76°09′44″W / 39.89528°N 76.16222°W / 39.89528; -76.16222Coordinates: 39°53′43″N 76°09′44″W / 39.89528°N 76.16222°W / 39.89528; -76.16222
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.31 sq mi (3.40 km2)
 • Land1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
545 ft (166 m)
 • Total2,576
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,135.55/sq mi (824.54/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)717 Exchange: 786
FIPS code42-63064

Quarryville is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,576 at the 2010 census,[2] up from 1,994 at the 2000 census.


Quarryville is located in southern Lancaster County at 39°53′43″N 76°9′44″W / 39.89528°N 76.16222°W / 39.89528; -76.16222 (39.895402, -76.162175).[4] U.S. Route 222 passes through the borough, leading northwest 14 miles (23 km) to Lancaster, the county seat, and south 17 miles (27 km) to U.S. Route 1 in Conowingo, Maryland. Pennsylvania Route 372 (State Street) also passes through Quarryville, leading east 16 miles (26 km) to Parkesburg and west 11 miles (18 km) to its crossing of the Susquehanna River near Holtwood. Pennsylvania Route 472 (South Lime Street) leads southeast from Quarryville 13 miles (21 km) to Oxford.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough of Quarryville has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 1.53%, are water.[1] The borough is drained by the headwaters of the South Fork of Big Beaver Creek, a northwest-flowing tributary of Pequea Creek, itself a tributary of the Susquehanna River.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)2,757[3]7.0%

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 1,994 people, 838 households, and 578 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,520.9 people per square mile (587.7/km²). There were 864 housing units at an average density of 659.0 per square mile (254.7/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.69% White, 0.45% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 1.50% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.26% of the population.

There were 838 households, out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $35,798, and the median income for a family was $44,000. Males had a median income of $38,550 versus $23,989 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,105. About 5.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.


The land which became Quarryville Borough was originally located within Providence Township and was the property of a John ("Swamp John") Groff. There was a stone quarry adjacent to the village where many of the workers lived. This village became larger as the work force grew, hence the town acquired the name "Quarryville". Locals say that one day the men went to lunch and returned to find the quarry half-full of water. The quarry site remains, now full of water.


Quarryville is part of the Solanco School District.

Quarryville Elementary School, Smith Middle School, and Solanco High School serve Quarryville.

Local services[edit]

The Quarryville Library is part of the Lancaster County Library System. The Quarryville Fire Company is a volunteer unit.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Quarryville borough, Pennsylvania". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 9, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  6. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 11, 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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