Lancaster, Pennsylvania






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A Taste of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT LANCASTER?

  1. Lancaster is a city in the south-central part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is the county seat of Lancaster County. With a population of 59,322, it ranks eighth in population among Pennsylvania's cities.

  2. The city's primary industries include healthcare, tourism, manufacturing, and professional services, and it is home to the Park City Center shopping mall. A controversial citywide video surveillance system includes the most outdoor cameras per capita of any US city.

  3. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church- built in 1879, the church's congregation aided African-Americans fleeing the oppression of slavery in the Southern United States, thus one of many stops on the Underground Railroad.

  4. Lancaster suffers from high unemployment, especially in the southeastern quadrant. In 1999, this area, which includes census tracts 8, 9, 15, and 16, had unemployment rates of 10.9%, 10.1%, 3.5%, and 9.0% respectively, while the rate for the rest of the county was 4.9%. The Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board sees a persistent problem in underemployment: "People are working but surviving just on the edge of poverty." Outside the city, however, employment has increased 18% by adding 34,900 jobs between the years 1999 and 2002. Lancaster City has been in the process of recreating itself recently with an explosion of specialty shops, boutiques, bars, clubs, and reinvestment in downtown institutions and locations.

  5. The median income for a household in the city was $29,770, and the median income for a family was $34,623.

Radio Stations
WJTL 90.3 FM Lancaster, PA Christian Contemporary
WWKL 92.1 FM Palmyra, PA Hip Hop
WSJW 92.7 FM Starview, PA Smooth Jazz
WROZ 101.3 FM Lancaster, PA Adult Contemporary
WADV 940 AM Lebanon, PA Gospel Music
WLPA 1490 AM Lancaster, PA Sports

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Demographics of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

55.2%

16.3%

0.7%

3.0%

39.3%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

     
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Businesses in Lancaster, Pennsylvania


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Friends The Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   56 N. Prince Street Lancaster, Pennsylvania (717) 517-9506  - (visit website)

  2. Jannat Beauty Design -  Category: Hair Salons -   402 W Orange St. Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603 (717) 399-4901  - (visit website)

  3. Jas It Up Hair Studio -  Category: Hair Salons -   24 N. Mary St., Lancaster, PA. (717) 517-8495 - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Brothers and Sisters Restaurant -  Category: Southern Style/Soulfood -   601 S.Marshall Street - Lancaster PA 17602 (717) 390-9866   - (reviews)

  2. Dan The Man Barbecue -  Category: Barbecue -   30 W James St Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 397-3330   - (reviews)

  3. T's Through Soul Food -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   539 Woodward Street, Lancaster, PA 17602-4455 (717) 509-8221

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Leroy Hopkins, a professor at Millersville, PA, University talks about African-American heritage in Lancaster PA.

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CHURCHES



  1. Bethel AME Church -  450-512 E Strawberry Street Lancaster PA (717) 393-8379  - (visit website)

  2. Crossroads Mennonite Church -  401 Church St. - Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 393-2654

  3. Faith Tabernacle Church of God in Christ -  665 S Ann St, Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 392-7026

  4. Greater Deliverance Cogic -  108 Green Street, Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 299-2992

  5. Saint Paul's Cogic -  215 S Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 394-7428

  6. Souls For the Kingdom COGIC -  1800 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA, 17602  - (visit website)

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Stitches Comedy Club -  Category: Entertainment -   Lancaster Host Resort 2300 Lincoln Hwy. East, Lancaster, PA 17602 (717) 826-3472  - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Annual African American Band Event
    (August)  Clipper Magazine Stadium - 650 North Prince St. Lancaster, PA 17603 (717) 394-9503  - (visit website)

    Featuring Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and area high schools.


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