Lampeter is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in West Lampeter Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 1,669. It is a suburb of Lancaster and has a ZIP code of 17537. The community was named after Lampeter, in Wales.
Lampeter is in central Lancaster County, in the eastern part of West Lampeter Township. It is bordered to the west by the Willow Street CDP. Lampeter is 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the center of Lancaster, the county seat. Pennsylvania Route 741 passes through the center of the community, leading east 3 miles (5 km) to Strasburg. U.S. Route 222 forms the western edge of Lampeter, separating it from Willow Street; US 222 leads north into the center of Lancaster and southeast 9 miles (14 km) to Quarryville.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Lampeter CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2), of which 0.9 acres (3,600 m2), or 0.08%, are water. The community drains north via Big Spring Run to Mill Creek, a tributary of the Conestoga River, and south via unnamed streams to Pequea Creek. Both the Conestoga River and Pequea Creek are tributaries of the Susquehanna River.
- Lampeter Village
Lampeter Village is in the Lampeter-Strasburg School District. It is one of the smallest neighborhoods in Lampeter, with its main road being Lampeter Road.
- Pioneer Woods
Pioneer Woods is an apartment neighborhood located off Lampeter Road. Pioneer Woods is divided into two different sections. It has 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments, townhouses, and an office.
Applecroft is a middle class neighborhood in Lampeter off Lampeter Road.
Candlestick is a middle class neighborhood in Lampeter off Village Road. The “Busted Bean Cafe” is located at the entrance of this neighborhood. The cafe opened in the spring of 2012.
- Hunter’s Ridge
Hunter’s Ridge is located in a rural area. It is an upper-middle-class neighborhood far off from Lampeter Road.