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Lititz, Pennsylvania

Lititz is a borough located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the population of the borough is 9,029. It is a quaint village nestled in the heart of Lancaster County. It is known for its small shops and the Wilbur Chocolate Company.

General Information

\n*Zip code: 17543\n*Area code: 717\n*Local phone codes: 626, 627


\nLititz is located at 40°9'17" North, 76°18'12" West (40.154725, -76.303387)
1. Pennsylvania routes 772 and 501 run through the town. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²). 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.

Law and Government

\nLititz is located in the Warwick school district.\n*Lititz Borough Office\n**7 South Broad Street\n**717-626-2044


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 9,029 people, 3,732 households, and 2,407 families residing in the borough. The population density is 1,502.6/km² (3,884.0/mi²). There are 3,827 housing units at an average density of 636.9/km² (1,646.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 97.23% White, 0.44% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.87% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.50% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 1.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 3,732 households out of which 29.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% are married couples living together, 8.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 35.5% are non-families. 31.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.32 and the average family size is 2.91. In the borough the population is spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 82.2 males. The median income for a household in the borough is $40,417, and the median income for a family is $52,028. Males have a median income of $36,126 versus $25,997 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $20,601. 4.1% of the population and 2.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 3.9% are under the age of 18 and 8.7% are 65 or older.

Sites of Interest

\n*Museums and Historic Sites\n**Candy Americana Museum -- Located in the Wilbur Chocolate Company\n**Grave of
John A. Sutter\n**Heritage Map Museum\n**Johannes Mueller House\n**Kready's Country Store Museum\n**Sturgis Pretzel House