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Gap is in Lancaster County, in the Lancaster metro area.

The community was named for a notch in the hills, along the road from Philadelphia to the Susquehanna

The latitude of Gap is 39.987N. The longitude is -76.02W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 545 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,611.


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Median household income
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$46,036
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gap demographic reports
Gap is in the foothills of the Welsh Mountains
Once a popular hangout for the "Gap Gang" of outlaws

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37% of Gap residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gap ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gap was $18,052, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Gap residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Gap, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $514.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,189.


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Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gap political report.

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The average commute time for Gap workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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