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Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
Quarryville Library
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Location in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Location in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Quarryville, Pennsylvania. is located in Pennsylvania
Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
Location in Pennsylvania
Quarryville, Pennsylvania. is located in the United States
Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
Quarryville, Pennsylvania.
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Founded 1791
Incorporated 1892
 • Total 1.31 sq mi (3.40 km2)
 • Land 1.29 sq mi (3.34 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
545 ft (166 m)
 • Total 2,576
 • Estimate 
 • Density 2,135.55/sq mi (824.54/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area codes 717 Exchange: 786, 806
FIPS code 42-63064

Quarryville is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,576 at the 2010 census, up from 1,994 at the 2000 census.


Quarryville is located at 39°53′43″N 76°9′44″W / 39.89528°N 76.16222°W / 39.89528; -76.16222 (39.895402, -76.162175).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 346
1900 565
1910 739 30.8%
1920 823 11.4%
1930 1,028 24.9%
1940 1,120 8.9%
1950 1,187 6.0%
1960 1,427 20.2%
1970 1,571 10.1%
1980 1,558 −0.8%
1990 1,642 5.4%
2000 1,994 21.4%
2010 2,576 29.2%
2019 (est.) 2,757 7.0%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,994 people, 838 households, and 578 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,520.9 people per square mile (587.7/km2). There were 864 housing units at an average density of 659.0 per square mile (254.7/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.69% White, 0.45% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 1.50% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.26% of the population.

There were 838 households, out of which 34.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.0% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.2 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $35,798, and the median income for a family was $44,000. Males had a median income of $38,550 versus $23,989 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,105. About 5.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and 5.7% of those age 65 or over.


The land which became Quarryville Borough was originally located within New Providence Township and was the property of a John ("Swamp John") Groff. There was a stone quarry adjacent to the village where many of the workers lived. This village became larger as the work force grew, hence the town acquired the name Quarryville. Locals say that one day the men went to lunch and returned to find the quarry half-full of water. The quarry site remains, now full of water.


Quarryville is named after the many quarries that are located in the region.


Quarryville is part of the Solanco School District.

Quarryville Elementary School, Smith Middle School, and Solanco High School serve Quarryville.

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