Lancaster Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Lancaster?

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There are 157,697 residents in Lancaster, with a median age of 33.3. Of this, 50.2% are males and 49.8% are females. US-born citizens make up 87.9% of the resident pool in Lancaster, while non-US-born citizens account for 7.52%. Additionally, 4.58% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 142,104 people in Lancaster currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 157,697 -0.8%
Male Population 79,168 -1.0%
Female Population 78,529 -0.7%
Male population 50.2%
Female population 49.8%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33.3 2.2%
Citizen US Born 138,620 -1.5%
Citizen not US Born 11,862 1.9%
Not Citizen 7,215 8.2%
Citizen US Born 87.9%
Citizen not US Born 7.52%
Not Citizen 4.58%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 390 -23.8%
Moved from Same County 9,820 8.1%
Moved from Same State 2,070 4.0%
Moved from Different State 1,543 15.3%
Same House as Last Year 142,104 -1.7%
Moved from Abroad 0.25%
Moved from Same County 6.3%
Moved from Same State 1.33%
Moved from Different State 0.99%
Same House as Last Year 91.13%

What are the employment statistics in Lancaster?

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White-collar workers make up 74.78% of the working population in Lancaster, while blue-collar employees account for 25.22%. There are also 4,295 entrepreneurs in Lancaster (7.36% of the workforce); 37,164 workers employed in private companies (63.69%); and 12,941 people working in governmental institutions (22.18%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 43,635 1.9%
Blue Collar 14,714 0.2%
White Collar 74.78%
Blue Collar 25.22%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 4,295 18.0%
Private Companies 37,164 -2.8%
Governmental Workers 12,941 7.2%
Not for Profit Companies 3,949 9.9%
Self Employees 7.36%
Private Companies 63.69%
Governmental Workers 22.18%
Not for Profit Companies 6.77%

How many households are there in Lancaster?

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There are a total of 47,883 households in Lancaster, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 73.65% of these Lancaster households, while non-family units account for the remaining 26.35%. Additionally, 41.69% of households have children and 58.31% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 47,883 -0.4%
Average People Per Household 3 -0.3%
Family Households 35,264 -0.7%
Non-family Households 12,619 0.5%
Family Households 73.65%
Non-family Households 26.35%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 19,963 -2.1%
Households without Children 27,920 0.8%
Households with Children 41.69%
Households without Children 58.31%

What are the median and average incomes in Lancaster?

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The average annual household income in Lancaster is $73,470, while the median household income sits at $58,413 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $59,620, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $66,540. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $34,211 and $45,009, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $73,470 4.0%
Median Household Income $58,413 5.8%
People below Poverty Level 29,996 -8.1%
People above Poverty Level 118,508 0.8%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Lancaster?

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There are 51,796 housing units in Lancaster, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1985. Of the 47,883 occupied housing units in Lancaster, 53.8% are owner-occupied, while 46.2% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 75.39% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $292,700. In general, housing costs reach $1,376 per month in Lancaster.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 51,796 -1.0%
Median Year Built 1985 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 515 3.8%
Built between 1940 and 1949 644 27.5%
Built between 1950 and 1959 5,112 4.2%
Built between 1960 and 1969 3,465 6.9%
Built between 1970 and 1979 7,913 -7.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 15,946 -7.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 8,674 -1.2%
Built between 2000 and 2009 8,157 7.6%
Built in 2010 or Later 1,370 51.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 47,883 -0.4%
Owner Occupied 25,763 1.1%
Renter Occupied 22,120 -2.1%
Owner Occupied 53.8%
Renter Occupied 46.2%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 19,422 0.9%
Without Mortgage 6,341 1.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $292,700 7.7%
Median Value without Mortgage $228,000 5.9%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,376 4.7%
With Mortgage 75.39%
Without Mortgage 24.61%

What is the level of education in Lancaster?

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Approximately 41% of the population in Lancaster holds a high school degree (that's 46,327 residents), while 25.42% have attained a college certificate (32,642 locals) and 10.89% have a bachelor's degree (12,304 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 8,000 5.0%
Some High School 46,327 0.7%
Some College 32,642 -6.7%
Associate Degree 10,506 -2.4%
Bachelor's Degree 12,304 5.8%
Graduate Degree 7,128 12.9%
No High School 7.08%
Some High School 41%
Some College 25.42%
Associate Degree 9.3%
Bachelor's Degree 10.89%
Graduate Degree 6.31%

What is the marital status of Lancaster residents?

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A total of 51,615 people in Lancaster have never been married (which represents 42.85% of the total population), while 53,397 of them are wedded (44.32%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 2,780 (2.31%) and 10,028 (8.32%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 51,615 -3.0%
Married 53,397 -0.4%
Separated 2,780 21.7%
Widowed 5,429 5.5%
Divorced 10,028 8.8%
Never Married 42.85%
Married 44.32%
Separated 2.31%
Widowed 4.51%
Divorced 8.32%

What are the most common means of transportation in Lancaster?

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The top three means of transportation people in Lancaster use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 51,611 residents commute by car, 706 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 546 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 51,611 -0.6%
Bus or TrolleyBus 706 4.0%
Subway or Elevated 345 N/A
Bicycle 93 13.4%
Motorcycle 108 3.9%
TaxiCab 82 127.8%
Walk 546 6.0%

What is the median and average household income in Lancaster by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
93534 39,798 14,092 $43,247.00 $53,620.00
93535 74,944 21,129 $49,304.00 $61,713.00
93536 68,575 21,462 $84,674.00 $100,527.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
Zip codes included in this demographic data: 93534 93535 93536

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