Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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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]


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 its own zip code, therefore its 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.

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