Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

county in Pennsylvania, United States

Lancaster County locally /ˈlæŋkəstər/, (Pennsylvania German: Lengeschder Kaundi) sometimes nicknamed the Garden Spot of America or Pennsylvania Dutch Country, is a county located in the south central part of Pennsylvania.[1] As of the 2020 census, the population was 552,984.[2] Its county seat is Lancaster.[3]


  1. Walbert, David J. (2002). Garden Spot: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the Old Order Amish, and the Selling of Rural America. Oxford University Press. p. 272. ISBN 0-19-514844-4. Archived from the original on August 12, 2006. Retrieved August 21, 2006.
  2. "QuickFacts: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 18, 2023.
  3. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.