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Conestoga is a township in Lancaster County, in the Lancaster metro area.
The community name derives from Indian term for "immersed pole"
The latitude of Conestoga is 39.940N. The longitude is -76.346W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 161 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,749.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Conestoga demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lancaster County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lancaster area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 17565 ZIP code.
45% of Conestoga residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Conestoga ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Conestoga was $21,939, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Conestoga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Conestoga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $446. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,017.
Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Conestoga political report.
The average commute time for Conestoga workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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