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Lancaster, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Dallas County at latitude 32.5925 and longitude -96.7737. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 522 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lancaster, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lancaster, Texas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lancaster indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Lancaster (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

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Lancaster, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 37,070
Population in Households 36,659
Population in Familes 31,610
Population in Group Qrtrs 411
Population Density1 1,224
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 12,670
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 9,347
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,148 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,522 (32.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,112 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $136,545
Average Home Value $149,770


Median Household Income $50,823
Average Household Income $59,169
Per Capita Income $20,420
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.46% 1.11%
Households 0.28% 1.02%
Families 0.24% 1.0%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   2.5%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Lancaster, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 88 95th
Population Density1 # 574 67th
Diversity Index2 # 459 74th
Median Household Income # 592 66th
Per Capita Income # 980 44th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.