About Lancaster County

Lancaster County is located in South Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, approximately 70 miles west of Philadelphia.  It is an area of just 984 square miles, houses a population of over 500,000 residents, and approximately 50,000 of them are under the age of 18.  It is home to a diverse population with agricultural roots, a large Amish community, 60 municipalities, a third class city, and a strong sense of history.