Manheim, Pennsylvania

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Manheim, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Manheim strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Manheim Walking and Biking to Work
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Manheim Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Manheim, Pennsylvania

Comparing Manheim to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 7
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Male Share of the Population 6 8
Racial Diversity 6 7
Senior Citizens 6 4
Age of the Population 5 4
Female Share of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 7
Average Household Size 4 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
College Educated Adults 7 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 8 9
Short Commute Times 8 8
Public Transportation Use 8 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
People Living Alone 5 3
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 3
Housing Recently Built 2 5

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Manheim Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NW of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 60 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County Lancaster
Metro Area Lancaster
Standard Zip Codes 17545
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.163
Longitude -76.395

Manheim Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 67 to 85 F
Oct Temp 46 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 62 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 65 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
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Manheim Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,784 100%
Male 2,319 48.5%
Female 2,465 51.5%
Under 18 1,175 24.6%
18+ 3,609 75.4%
65+ 786 16.4%
Median Age 37.6
Average Family Size 2.88
White 4,611 96.4%
African-American 30 0.6%
Asian 48 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 29 0.6%
Mixed Race 61 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 81 1.7%

Estimated Manheim Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,659
Growth -125
Growth % -2.6%

Manheim Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 48.8%
US/American 13.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.6%
Italian 5.6%
French Canadian 2.4%
Irish 2.3%
English 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Scottish 1.6%
Polish 1.2%
Swiss 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1%
Swedish 0.8%
Welsh 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
European 0.5%
Pennsylvania German 0.5%
Canadian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Armenian 0.4%
Austrian 0.4%
Dutch 0.3%
Slavic 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Manheim, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Elstonville (17545)
Elwyn Terrace (17545)
Lancaster Junction (17545)
Mastersonville (17545)
Mount Hope (17545)
Old Line (17545)
Sporting Hill (17545)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Manheim 4,784 $46,987
Cornwall 3,486 $66,964
East Petersburg 4,450 $53,910
Lititz 9,029 $52,028
Mount Gretna 242 $87,500
Mount Joy 6,765 $52,156
Roseville 207 $24,821

Manheim Public Libraries

Manheim Community Library
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Manheim High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,053 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

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