Quarryville, Pennsylvania

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 6% Quarryville Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Quarryville, Pennsylvania

Comparing Quarryville 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 7 5
Senior Citizens 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Female Share of the Population 7 5
Racial Diversity 6 6
Age of the Population 5 4
Male Share of the Population 4 6


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 8 7
Median Family Income 7 7
College Educated Adults 5 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Working at Home 7 8
Public Transportation Use 5 3
Short Commute Times 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 6
People Living Alone 6 4
Housing Recently Built 4 9
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Quarryville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SE of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles NE of Baltimore, Maryland
County Lancaster
Metro Area Lancaster
Standard Zip Codes 17566
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.896
Longitude -76.163

Quarryville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Distance 10 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 20.9 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
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Quarryville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,994 100%
Male 947 47.5%
Female 1,047 52.5%
Under 18 538 27%
18+ 1,456 73%
65+ 360 18.1%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 2.92
White 1,928 96.7%
African-American 9 0.5%
Asian 5 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 30 1.5%
Mixed Race 20 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 45 2.3%

Estimated Quarryville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,101
Growth 107
Growth % 5.4%

Quarryville 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 36.7%
English 13.2%
US/American 10.3%
Irish 8.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.4%
Italian 4.9%
Polish 3.9%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Scottish 2.3%
Welsh 1.6%
Pennsylvania German 1.6%
Swedish 1.1%
British 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Swiss 1.1%
Greek 1%
French (except Basque) 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Buck (17566)
Mechanics Grove (17566)

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)
Quarryville 1,994 $44,000
Atglen 1,217 $52,500
Christiana 1,124 $50,583
Lancaster 56,348 $34,623
Millersville 7,774 $53,110
Oxford 4,315 $41,172
Strasburg 2,800 $56,829

Quarryville Public Libraries

Quarryville Library Center
Quarryville, Pennsylvania
(717) 786-1336
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Quarryville High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,326 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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