Lampeter, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 39°59′24″N 76°14′23″W / 39.99000°N 76.23972°W / 39.99000; -76.23972Coordinates: 39°59′24″N 76°14′23″W / 39.99000°N 76.23972°W / 39.99000; -76.23972
CountryUnited States
TownshipWest Lampeter
 • Total1.72 sq mi (4.45 km2)
 • Land1.71 sq mi (4.44 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
407 ft (124 m)
 • Total1,669
 • Density973/sq mi (375.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)717
FIPS code42-41192
GNIS feature ID1203977[3]

Lampeter is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,669.[2] It is a suburb of Lancaster and has a ZIP code of 17537. The community was named after Lampeter, in Wales.[4]


Lampeter is in central Lancaster County, in the eastern part of West Lampeter Township. It is bordered to the west by the Willow Street CDP. Lampeter is 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the center of Lancaster, the county seat. Pennsylvania Route 741 passes through the center of the community, leading east 3 miles (5 km) to Strasburg. U.S. Route 222 forms the western edge of Lampeter, separating it from Willow Street; US 222 leads north into the center of Lancaster and southeast 9 miles (14 km) to Quarryville.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Lampeter CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which 0.9 acres (3,600 m2), or 0.08%, are water.[1] The community drains north via Big Spring Run to Mill Creek, a tributary of the Conestoga River, and south via unnamed streams to Pequea Creek. Both the Conestoga River and Pequea Creek are tributaries of the Susquehanna River.


Lampeter Village

Lampeter Village is in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District. It is one of the smallest neighborhoods in Lampeter, with its main road being Lampeter Road.

Pioneer Woods

Pioneer Woods is an apartment neighborhood located off Lampeter Road. Pioneer Woods is divided into two different sections. It has 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments, townhouses, and an office.


Applecroft is a middle class neighborhood in Lampeter off Lampeter Road.


Candlestick is a middle class neighborhood in Lampeter off Village Road. The "Busted Bean Cafe" is located at the entrance of this neighborhood. The cafe opened in the spring of 2012.

Hunter's Ridge

Hunter's Ridge is located in a rural area. It is an upper-middle-class neighborhood far off from Lampeter Road.

Fire protection

One of the Lampeter Fire Department[5] buildings is located in neighboring Willow Street.

The Lampeter Fire Station is and has been an all-volunteer fire company for over 96 years. Each year for three days in September, the Lampeter Fire Company hosts the Lampeter Fair, giving local residents a chance to exhibit animals, produce, and artwork. It is a fundraiser for the fire company and brings the larger community together.


  1. ^ a b "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places: Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Lampeter CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  3. ^ "Lampeter, Pennsylvania". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Government Printing Office. p. 180.
  5. ^ - LFD (Lampter Fire Department)