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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Gap 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 17535 ZIP code.
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.
18% of Gap residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Gap, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $514. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,189.
Lancaster County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Gap political report.
The average commute time for Gap workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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