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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 2017-21, 84% of households in Lancaster County had access to the Internet, slightly lower than Pennsylvania and the U.S (86% and 87%, respectively).

Compared to neighboring counties, Lancaster has the lowest share of households. The City of Lancaster had the same percentage of people with internet access, at 84%.

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
2017-21
Pennsylvania86%
Lancaster County84%
Lancaster City84%
Lancaster County Boroughs
Christiana borough88%*
Terre Hill borough89%*
Columbia borough76%
Denver township96%
East Petersburg borough86%
Elizabethtown borough91%
Ephrata borough85%
Lititz borough93%
Manheim borough85%
Marietta borough71%
Millersville borough86%
Mount Joy borough90%
Mountville borough83%
New Holland borough83%
Quarryville borough91%
Strasburg borough90%
Adamstown borough90%
Akron borough86%
Lancaster County Townships
Strasburg township80%*
Warwick township90%
Upper Leacock township73%
East Drumore township86%
West Cocalico township86%
West Donegal township81%
West Earl township79%
West Hempfield township90%
West Lampeter township87%
East Donegal township92%
East Cocalico township79%
Earl township58%
Drumore township73%
Conoy township95%
Conestoga township86%
Colerain township69%
Clay township80%
Caernarvon township64%
Brecknock township74%
Bart township45%*
Little Britain township55%*
East Earl township77%
East Hempfield township87%
East Lampeter township87%
Eden township60%
Elizabeth township85%
Ephrata township85%
Fulton township74%
Lancaster township91%
Leacock township55%
Salisbury township65%
Manheim township89%
Manor township88%
Martic township82%
Mount Joy township88%
Paradise township68%
Penn township87%
Pequea township89%
Providence township76%
Rapho township88%
Sadsbury township62%
York County87%
Lebanon County85%
Dauphin County86%
Cumberland County89%
Chester County92%
Berks County85%

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
2017-21
Pennsylvania4,433,418
Lancaster County174,183
Lancaster City17,837
Lancaster County Boroughs
Christiana borough292*
Terre Hill borough338*
Columbia borough3,461
Denver township1,413
East Petersburg borough1,647
Elizabethtown borough4,187
Ephrata borough4,959
Lititz borough3,482
Manheim borough1,611
Marietta borough838
Millersville borough2,191
Mount Joy borough3,171
Mountville borough1,089
New Holland borough1,849
Quarryville borough934
Strasburg borough1,050
Adamstown borough703
Akron borough1,452
Lancaster County Townships
Strasburg township1,058*
Warwick township6,665
Upper Leacock township2,157
East Drumore township1,238
West Cocalico township2,159
West Donegal township2,836
West Earl township2,207
West Hempfield township5,628
West Lampeter township5,938
East Donegal township2,939
East Cocalico township2,936
Earl township1,432
Drumore township598
Conoy township1,270
Conestoga township1,355
Colerain township793
Clay township2,034
Caernarvon township867
Brecknock township1,898
Bart township403*
Little Britain township828*
East Earl township1,854
East Hempfield township9,712
East Lampeter township5,477
Eden township392
Elizabeth township1,255
Ephrata township3,302
Fulton township625
Lancaster township6,957
Leacock township858
Salisbury township2,101
Manheim township15,449
Manor township7,775
Martic township1,508
Mount Joy township3,558
Paradise township1,204
Penn township3,606
Pequea township1,882
Providence township1,963
Rapho township4,359
Sadsbury township612
York County153,855
Lebanon County46,284
Dauphin County99,190
Cumberland County91,207
Chester County182,550
Berks County136,792

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 8 Math Not Applicable
High School Cohort Graduation Rate Increasing
Per-Student Spending Maintaining
Students Receiving Special Education Services Increasing
Rate of Foster Care Admissions Maintaining
Disengaged Youth Maintaining
Single-Parent Families by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
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 Increasing
Age of Housing Stock Not Applicable
Violent Crime Rate Maintaining
Incarceration Rate Decreasing
Incarceration Rate by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Population Density Increasing
Air Quality Decreasing
Water Use Decreasing
Waterways Impaired by Pollution Not Applicable
Change in Population Increasing
Change in Population by Age and Gender Not Applicable
Population by Age Not Applicable
Population by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People with Disabilities Maintaining
Foreign-Born Population Increasing
Language Diversity Increasing
Change in Total Jobs Increasing
Change in Employment by Sector Not Applicable
Sector Share of Total Jobs Not Applicable
Workers by Occupation Not Applicable
Change in Labor Force Decreasing
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 Maintaining
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 Maintaining
Working Poor Maintaining
Median Household Income by Household Type Not Applicable
Median Household Income Maintaining
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 Maintaining
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 Decreasing
Means of Transportation to Work, by Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
People Without Health Insurance Increasing
Early Prenatal Care by Mother's Race/Ethnicity Not Applicable
Health Status Decreasing
Prevalence of Mental Illness Maintaining
Adults Who are Overweight or Obese Not Applicable
Mortality Rates Decreasing
Mortality Rate, by Race/Ethnicity Increasing
Fatal Drug Overdoses Increasing
Cancer Incidence Decreasing
Households With Internet Access Not Applicable
High-Tech Jobs Increasing
STEM Graduates Maintaining
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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