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  • poverty | | Lancaster PA Blog
    wide per capita income dipped by 0 6 in 2007 per capita income was 25 214 In 1999 it was 25 382 Question What do you make of the fact that in the county median household income significantly grew while per capita income slightly declined Lancaster city is not alone in hearing bad news Every metro area in Northeast Ohio in some ways a peer region saw such a decline In Wooster median household income was down 20 Home Values Lancaster city City homes declined 20 in value The median home value in 2007 was 71 300 In 1999 it was 88 724 in 2007 dollars Lancaster County County homes increased 14 in value The median home value in 2007 was 169 500 In 1999 it was 148 454 This disparity in property value trending obviously has massive tax implications Consider also the difference in aging infrastructure 63 1 of city homes were built prior to World War II In the county homes that old account for only 24 3 of the market In the city 3 6 of homes were built in the past 17 years In the county that number is 23 3 Households with Income over 100 000 Lancaster city In 2007 there were 1 241 households earning 100k or more representing 5 9 of city households In 1999 there were 663 measured using 1999 dollars about 3 1 of households Lancaster County In 2007 there were 30 711 households with income 100k or more representing 16 7 of county households In 1999 there were 16 799 measured using 1999 dollars about 9 8 of households Below the Poverty Line Even before the economic recession poverty levels were increasing in both the city and the county Lancaster city As of 2007 25 4 of individuals in the city were living below the poverty line up from 21 2 in 1999 Fully 65 of single mother households no husband present with children 5 years old or younger were living below the poverty line up from 54 9 in 1999 Lancaster County As of 2007 9 1 of individuals in the county were living below the poverty line up from 7 8 in 1999 Among single mother households no husband present with children 5 years old or younger 52 5 were living below the poverty line in 2007 up from 43 7 in 1999 Top Industries Lancaster city In 1999 the top 3 industries in terms of number of people employed were Manufacturing 23 7 Educational health and social services 19 9 Retail trade 13 2 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational health and social services 21 1 Manufacturing 17 3 Professional scientific and management and administrative and waste management services 12 7 Lancaster County In 1999 the top 3 industries were Manufacturing 22 5 Educational health and social services 18 2 Retail trade 13 0 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational services and health care and social assistance 20 2 Manufacturing 18 7 Retail

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  • statistics | | Lancaster PA Blog
    wide per capita income dipped by 0 6 in 2007 per capita income was 25 214 In 1999 it was 25 382 Question What do you make of the fact that in the county median household income significantly grew while per capita income slightly declined Lancaster city is not alone in hearing bad news Every metro area in Northeast Ohio in some ways a peer region saw such a decline In Wooster median household income was down 20 Home Values Lancaster city City homes declined 20 in value The median home value in 2007 was 71 300 In 1999 it was 88 724 in 2007 dollars Lancaster County County homes increased 14 in value The median home value in 2007 was 169 500 In 1999 it was 148 454 This disparity in property value trending obviously has massive tax implications Consider also the difference in aging infrastructure 63 1 of city homes were built prior to World War II In the county homes that old account for only 24 3 of the market In the city 3 6 of homes were built in the past 17 years In the county that number is 23 3 Households with Income over 100 000 Lancaster city In 2007 there were 1 241 households earning 100k or more representing 5 9 of city households In 1999 there were 663 measured using 1999 dollars about 3 1 of households Lancaster County In 2007 there were 30 711 households with income 100k or more representing 16 7 of county households In 1999 there were 16 799 measured using 1999 dollars about 9 8 of households Below the Poverty Line Even before the economic recession poverty levels were increasing in both the city and the county Lancaster city As of 2007 25 4 of individuals in the city were living below the poverty line up from 21 2 in 1999 Fully 65 of single mother households no husband present with children 5 years old or younger were living below the poverty line up from 54 9 in 1999 Lancaster County As of 2007 9 1 of individuals in the county were living below the poverty line up from 7 8 in 1999 Among single mother households no husband present with children 5 years old or younger 52 5 were living below the poverty line in 2007 up from 43 7 in 1999 Top Industries Lancaster city In 1999 the top 3 industries in terms of number of people employed were Manufacturing 23 7 Educational health and social services 19 9 Retail trade 13 2 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational health and social services 21 1 Manufacturing 17 3 Professional scientific and management and administrative and waste management services 12 7 Lancaster County In 1999 the top 3 industries were Manufacturing 22 5 Educational health and social services 18 2 Retail trade 13 0 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational services and health care and social assistance 20 2 Manufacturing 18 7 Retail

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  • trends | | Lancaster PA Blog
    wide per capita income dipped by 0 6 in 2007 per capita income was 25 214 In 1999 it was 25 382 Question What do you make of the fact that in the county median household income significantly grew while per capita income slightly declined Lancaster city is not alone in hearing bad news Every metro area in Northeast Ohio in some ways a peer region saw such a decline In Wooster median household income was down 20 Home Values Lancaster city City homes declined 20 in value The median home value in 2007 was 71 300 In 1999 it was 88 724 in 2007 dollars Lancaster County County homes increased 14 in value The median home value in 2007 was 169 500 In 1999 it was 148 454 This disparity in property value trending obviously has massive tax implications Consider also the difference in aging infrastructure 63 1 of city homes were built prior to World War II In the county homes that old account for only 24 3 of the market In the city 3 6 of homes were built in the past 17 years In the county that number is 23 3 Households with Income over 100 000 Lancaster city In 2007 there were 1 241 households earning 100k or more representing 5 9 of city households In 1999 there were 663 measured using 1999 dollars about 3 1 of households Lancaster County In 2007 there were 30 711 households with income 100k or more representing 16 7 of county households In 1999 there were 16 799 measured using 1999 dollars about 9 8 of households Below the Poverty Line Even before the economic recession poverty levels were increasing in both the city and the county Lancaster city As of 2007 25 4 of individuals in the city were living below the poverty line up from 21 2 in 1999 Fully 65 of single mother households no husband present with children 5 years old or younger were living below the poverty line up from 54 9 in 1999 Lancaster County As of 2007 9 1 of individuals in the county were living below the poverty line up from 7 8 in 1999 Among single mother households no husband present with children 5 years old or younger 52 5 were living below the poverty line in 2007 up from 43 7 in 1999 Top Industries Lancaster city In 1999 the top 3 industries in terms of number of people employed were Manufacturing 23 7 Educational health and social services 19 9 Retail trade 13 2 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational health and social services 21 1 Manufacturing 17 3 Professional scientific and management and administrative and waste management services 12 7 Lancaster County In 1999 the top 3 industries were Manufacturing 22 5 Educational health and social services 18 2 Retail trade 13 0 In 2007 the top 3 industries were Educational services and health care and social assistance 20 2 Manufacturing 18 7 Retail

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  • Yesterday in Summary | Lancaster PA Blog
    farmer in South Lebanon dug up a 25 pound potato Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey explained that Detroit auto workers do not average 73 hour in wages House s Dr Cuddy finally got herself a baby while Russia s GDP hit a 3 year low That didn t stop Russia from promising to take India s second astronaut into space in 2013 London Business School professor Lynda Gratton wrote that recessions let new ideas flourish and lead us to question the prevailing norms of leadership and decision making It appeared possible that Barack Obama s seat in the U S Senate could be filled by a Republican SEO geeks rejoiced as the founder of Hakia argued that creating refined online semantic ontologies must become a top priority in all fields saying We cannot afford a future in which knowledge is at the mercy of popularity and money Harvard University s endowment lost 22 of its value since June 30 when it stood at 36 9 billion It turns out we were not living in a golden age of art there was simply an investment bubble in contemporary art God decided we re smiting ourselves just fine and the Lolcats got into the Christmas spirit Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related 25 lb potato Blagojevich Bob Casey Clinton Portis Cuddy Detroit Facebook gas tax GDP House iTunes Michael Bay news Obama SEO Transformers Treasury bills One thought on Yesterday in Summary Ken says December 10 2008 at 7 46 am Re the hourly wage of auto workers According to the times the actual cash payment is closer to 40 an hour Still a heck of a lot more

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  • Card Check may be good for Central PA | Lancaster PA Blog
    us Under the card check system being worked on in the U S Senate employees can sign a legal document a card to indicate that they want to form a union If a majority of employees sign it the union is considered a legal entity that the employer has to work with Imagine it like this If we re in a company of one thousand employees there may easily be six hundred or more of us who think that our bosses are mismanaging things Their leadership skills are wanting they don t listen to input from those of us on the ground and they don t share profits in a fair way We all want to address it with the directors but we don t have any ability to insist on even two of us meeting with them at the same time They can say Sure we want to hear from you but we want to meet with you six on one And if we don t like what you have to say we reserve the right to let you go There is a lot of baggage that goes along with unionization today but at their hear the only thing that unions inherently do is allow for employees to have a collective voice in discussions with upper management Employees today fin it nearly impossible to form new unions Employees at Wal Mart know first hand the most agreesive anti unions efforts found inside any company There are a number of decent ideas of how to remedy this situation but allowing employees to band together into an official group by signing a petition is the least expensive and most efficient Best of all it is middle and working class people who increasinlgy have the least to lose when the economy is already bad That means we are willing to take risks and push our companies to take risks I think we ought to consider giving those change agents just a little bit of assistance for the sake of our economy Share this Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related card check economy Employee Free Choice Act Lancaster Lancaster County Obama Rahm Emanuel unions 4 thoughts on Card Check may be good for Central PA Wendy Edsall Kerwin says December 7 2008 at 1 44 pm I have always been a huge proponent of unions even though I ve never belonged to one personally Currently my husband is a union member but I know that he sometimes finds his union to be ineffectual It s an older union that has very good ties with the management and sometimes those ties seem too strong I believe that employees sometimes need a union to make their work situation more tolerable and worker friendly but as with any organization there is always the possiblity for it to become corrupt Charging huge union fees and

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  • electricity | | Lancaster PA Blog
    are signed up to get about half of our electricity through green power That will be about four tons less of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere this year I jumped at the opportunity to enroll in this program I appreciated having a similar option through PECO when I lived in the Philadelphia area and I have no clue why it has taken PPL so long to offer a green option here The idea is simple If it costs more to generate electricity sustainably give people the option to pay the extra expense The green electricity PPL is offering is generated by Community Energy It so happens that the company is the one that partnered with Temple Villanova and my college Eastern when as a student body we decided to get 100 of campus electricity from sustainable sources in 2002 I covered the story for our student newspaper as it unfolded Electricity generated by PPL comes primarily from four types of sources Nuclear Coal Hydro Oil and natural gas Participating in the Green Power Option gives PPL a financial incentive to continue its emerging set of renewable energy projects PPL says that about 10 of the electricity it markets comes from such projects While PPL claims the Frey Farm Landfill as one of its projects the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority s website says that what electricity it does not use to power the facility itself it sells to Met Ed not to PPL That s a shame because the LCSWM waste to energy system is sleek and innovative For now I m just happy that it s finally within my reach to power my home with energy from green sources Daniel Klotz November 9 2009 Lancaster County and the Cultural Creatives This is Lancaster city resident Daniel Klotz s

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  • lcswma | | Lancaster PA Blog
    are signed up to get about half of our electricity through green power That will be about four tons less of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere this year I jumped at the opportunity to enroll in this program I appreciated having a similar option through PECO when I lived in the Philadelphia area and I have no clue why it has taken PPL so long to offer a green option here The idea is simple If it costs more to generate electricity sustainably give people the option to pay the extra expense The green electricity PPL is offering is generated by Community Energy It so happens that the company is the one that partnered with Temple Villanova and my college Eastern when as a student body we decided to get 100 of campus electricity from sustainable sources in 2002 I covered the story for our student newspaper as it unfolded Electricity generated by PPL comes primarily from four types of sources Nuclear Coal Hydro Oil and natural gas Participating in the Green Power Option gives PPL a financial incentive to continue its emerging set of renewable energy projects PPL says that about 10 of the electricity it markets comes from such projects While PPL claims the Frey Farm Landfill as one of its projects the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority s website says that what electricity it does not use to power the facility itself it sells to Met Ed not to PPL That s a shame because the LCSWM waste to energy system is sleek and innovative For now I m just happy that it s finally within my reach to power my home with energy from green sources Daniel Klotz November 9 2009 Lancaster County and the Cultural Creatives This is Lancaster city resident Daniel Klotz s

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  • ppl | | Lancaster PA Blog
    are signed up to get about half of our electricity through green power That will be about four tons less of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere this year I jumped at the opportunity to enroll in this program I appreciated having a similar option through PECO when I lived in the Philadelphia area and I have no clue why it has taken PPL so long to offer a green option here The idea is simple If it costs more to generate electricity sustainably give people the option to pay the extra expense The green electricity PPL is offering is generated by Community Energy It so happens that the company is the one that partnered with Temple Villanova and my college Eastern when as a student body we decided to get 100 of campus electricity from sustainable sources in 2002 I covered the story for our student newspaper as it unfolded Electricity generated by PPL comes primarily from four types of sources Nuclear Coal Hydro Oil and natural gas Participating in the Green Power Option gives PPL a financial incentive to continue its emerging set of renewable energy projects PPL says that about 10 of the electricity it markets comes from such projects While PPL claims the Frey Farm Landfill as one of its projects the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority s website says that what electricity it does not use to power the facility itself it sells to Met Ed not to PPL That s a shame because the LCSWM waste to energy system is sleek and innovative For now I m just happy that it s finally within my reach to power my home with energy from green sources Daniel Klotz November 9 2009 Lancaster County and the Cultural Creatives This is Lancaster city resident Daniel Klotz s

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