Manheim homeowner's enjoy regional convenience lying between Lancaster, Lebanon, Lititz and Harrisburg. Their town is rich in historic architecture, culture and community spirit. Manheim's original and unique town square was founded in 1762, eventually growing into a thriving community of 5,000 people. Today, Manheim's charm is reflected in its multitude of 18th-early 19th century homes and businesses.
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Manheim, being a small borough, consists of four constituent neighborhoods including Penryn, Mastersonville, Sporting Hill and Borough Center. Much of the housing stock of this historic town was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the entire nation. Its median home price is $150,000. Fifty percent of the homes are pre-'40s and up to 80 percent were built in the '50s or earlier.
With its founding by glassblower Henry William Stiegel, Manheim has always enjoyed a strong industrial foundation. Perhaps this, together with the Pennsylvania Dutch and German Heritage, accounts for the sense of strong personal pride presented by its work force -- a hearty even mix of blue and white collar workers. The per capita income of Manheim homeowners is nearly $23,000, placing them squarely in the middle income bracket.
Manheim's founder, Henry William Stiegel (commonly known as Baron Stiegel) was the originator of one of the earliest glass manufacturing operations in 18th-century America. He set out to build an industrial empire by founding the Manheim Glassworks. Although it failed early on, a group of Manheim businessmen in the '60s started a small glass works as it may have been carried out in the 1760's by Stiegel that is still operating today. Museums still honor Stiegel's memory by exhibiting products of his Manheim Glassworks.
Manheim has one of the most active downtown development groups in all of Lancaster County with a directory of more than 80 active businesses. It also established numerous community events including Mardi Gras on Market Square with live musical performances to restaurant food samplings and Cruisin' the Square with more than 280 antique cars and the Rock-N-Glow 5K Race. The Festival of the Red Rose, where Zion Lutheran Church makes payment of one red rose to an heir of Stiegel, continues annually to this day.
Other notable business operations outside of downtown are the Manheim Auto Auction, deemed the home to the World's Largest Auto Auction, on Pennsylvania's Route 72 every Friday, and Root's Market, home of the oldest single family-run country market in Lancaster County.
Manheim's School District encompasses 80 square miles including the townships of Penn and Rapho. Its school buses wend through scenic and productive agricultural lands being increasingly converted to residential use. Manheim Central High School's Baron's football team is renowned with an undefeated season in 2003, landing the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's Triple-A State Championship. Also, in 2009, the Barons were undefeated all the way up to the state championship game where they were named the runner-up. The 2009 team had a 15-1 record.
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|2010 to 2012 Changeup 1.4%|
|Age Distribution (Years Old)|
|0 to 46.7%|
|5 to 1724.3%|
|18 to 6453.3%|
|65 and Older15.7%|
|White (not Hispanic)84.1%|
|Place of Birth|
|High School Graduate, Age 25+83.3%|
|Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+23.2%|
|English is Second Language, Age 5+15.5%|
|English is First Language, Age 5+84.5%|
|Per Capita Income$26,141|
|Median Household Income$55,816|
|People in Poverty9.9%|
|Average Work Commute Time23 minutes|
|Total Housing Units204,747|
|Average Household Size2.60|
|Owner-Occupied Median Value$187,300|
|New Private Housing Issued 20121,160|
|Years at Residence|
|1 Year or More88.1%|
|Less Than 1 Year11.9%|
|Business and Employment|
|Private non-farm Establishments12,041|
|Private non-farm Employment210,772|
|Private non-farm Employment Growthup 1.7%|
|Number of Firms46,957|
|Business Ownership by Ethnicity and Gender|
|Value of Shipments$13,269,853,000|
|Accommodation and Food Services$13,101|
|Sales Per Capita$763,937,000|
|Land Area943.81 sq. miles|
|Population Per Square Mile551|
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