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Manheim Township,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
—  Township  —
Pinetown Bushong's Mill Covered Bridge over the Conestoga River in Manheim Township.
Map of Lancaster County highlighting Manheim Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1729
Incorporated 1729
 - Type Board of Commissioners
 - Commissioner Lawrence A. Downing
 - Commissioner Carol S. Simpson
 - Commissioner Richard A. Casselbury
 - Commissioner J. Michael Flanagan
 - Commissioner James M. Martin
 - Total 24.3 sq mi (62.9 km2)
 - Land 24.2 sq mi (62.7 km2)
 - Water 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Population (2000)
 - Total 33,697
 - Density 1,391.6/sq mi (537.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
Website Manheim Township

Manheim Township is a township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania established in 1729, which southernmost border meets the city limits of Lancaster. The population as of the 2000 census was 33,697.



Residents of Manheim Township elect a five member Board of Commissioners. Commissioners are elected to serve a four year term.[1]

Current Board of Commissioners:[2]

Commissioner Party Electoral History[3] Notes
Lawrence A. Downing Republican Elected 11/04/2003, Reelected 11/06/2007
Carol S. Simpson Republican Elected 11/04/2003, Reelected 11/06/2007 Board President
Richard A. Casselbury Republican Elected 11/08/2005, Reelected 11/03/2009 Board Vice President
J. Michael Flanagan Republican Elected 11/08/2005, Reelected 11/03/2009
James M. Martin Republican Elected 11/03/2009


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 24.3 square miles (62.9 km²), of which, 24.2 square miles (62.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.33%) is water.

Manheim Township does not have it's own zip code therefore it's residents share postal designations with neighboring municipalities. Residents living in the northernmost parts of the township have a Lititz address, residents living in the central and southern parts of the township have a Lancaster address and residents living in the easternmost parts of the township have a Leola address.[4]

The unincorporated community of Neffsville is located within Manheim Township.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 33,697 people, 12,961 households, and 9,280 families residing in the township. The population density was 1,391.6 people per square mile (537.4/km²). There were 13,434 housing units at an average density of 554.8/sq mi (214.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 93.18% White, 1.46% African American, 0.11% Native American, 3.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.02% from other races, and 1.09% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.77% of the population.

There were 12,961 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.1% were married couples living together, 6.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 24.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the township the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 5.8% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 25.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median annual income for a household in the township was $55,807, and the median annual income for a family was $67,365. Males had a median annual income of $46,940 versus $29,618 for females. The per capita income for the township was $28,730. About 2.4% of families and 4.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.7% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.


Students enrolled in public schools attend Manheim Township School District. The district is comprised of the following schools:[6]

  • Manheim Township High School
  • Manheim Township Virtual High School
  • Manheim Township Middle School
  • Neff Sixth Grade
  • Brecht Elementary
  • Bucher Elementary
  • Neff Elementary
  • Nitrauer Elementary
  • Reidenbaugh Elementary
  • Schaeffer Elementary

The Manheim Township Board of School Directors articulates the policy, budgetary direction and vision for the school district. It has nine members, elected to terms of four years each.[7]

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Coordinates: 40°07′36″N 76°16′59″W / 40.12667°N 76.28306°W / 40.12667; -76.28306



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