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Rheems, Pennsylvania
Rheems, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Rheems, Pennsylvania
Rheems, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Rheems, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Rheems, Pennsylvania
Rheems, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Townships West Donegal, Mount Joy
 • Total 1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)
 • Land 1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
427 ft (130 m)
 • Total 1,598
 • Density 1,353/sq mi (522.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 42-64392
GNIS feature ID 1184976

Rheems is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, between the boroughs of Elizabethtown and Mount Joy. The population was 1,598 during the 2010 census.


Rheems is located at 40°07′39″N 76°33′58″W / 40.127610°N 76.566029°W / 40.127610; -76.566029.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all of it land.


At the 2000 census there were 1,557 people, 513 households, and 439 families living in the CDP. The population density was 1,321.7 people per square mile (509.5/km2). There were 521 housing units at an average density of 442.3/sq mi (170.5/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.75% White, 0.26% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.45% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09%.


R.E. Pierson Materials of NJ recently has been experiencing controversy about the expansion of their quarry into thirty acres of Rheems farmland.

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