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Manheim Township,
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Pinetown Bushong's Mill Covered Bridge over the Conestoga River
Map of Lancaster County highlighting Manheim Township
Map of Lancaster County highlighting Manheim Township
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Settled 1729
Incorporated 1729
 • Type Board of Commissioners
 • Total 24.07 sq mi (62.35 km2)
 • Land 23.87 sq mi (61.81 km2)
 • Water 0.21 sq mi (0.54 km2)
 • Total 38,133
 • Estimate 
 • Density 1,685/sq mi (651/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-071-46896

Manheim Township is a township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, established in 1729. Its southernmost border meets the city limits of Lancaster. Its population, as of the 2010 census, was 38,133.


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

As of January 2020, the Board of Commissioners were:

Commissioner Party Electoral history
Donna E. DiMeo Republican Elected 11/05/2013; Reelected 11/07/2017
Barry Kauffman Democrat Elected 11/05/2019
Sam Mecum Democrat Elected 11/05/2013; Reelected 11/07/2017
Tom O'Brien Democrat Elected 11/07/2017
Allison Troy Democrat Elected 11/05/2019

Manheim Township is located within Pennsylvania House of Representatives District 97 represented by Republican Steven Mentzer, and Pennsylvania Senate District 13 is represented Republican Scott Martin.

The township is represented in the U.S. House of Representatives by Republican Lloyd Smucker.


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) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.33%, are 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.

The unincorporated community of Neffsville is located within Manheim Township.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 33,697
2010 38,133 13.2%
Est. 2018 40,232 5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 33,697 people, 12,961 households, and 9,280 families living 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%.

There were 12,961 households, 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 households were made up of individuals, and 12.8% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.96.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 operates the following schools:

  • Manheim Township High School
  • Manheim Township Virtual High School
  • Manheim Township Middle School
  • Landis Run Intermediate School
  • 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.

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