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Lancaster, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster had a population of 39,105 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lancaster is located at latitude 32.5925 and longitude -96.7737 in Dallas County. 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. Dallas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 522 feet.

The City of Lancaster (GNIS ID: 2411621) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lancaster is located within Southwest Dallas Division of Dallas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lancaster population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lancaster, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 39,105
Population in Households 38,664
Population in Familes 33,420
Population in Group Qrtrs 441
Population Density1 1,177
Diversity Index2 63


Total Households 13,276
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 9,813
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,358 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,409 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,866 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,082 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $123,683
Average Home Value $136,324


Median Household Income $52,377
Average Household Income $61,128
Per Capita Income $21,196
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.09% 1.5%
Households 0.86% 1.33%
Families 0.86% 1.33%
Median Household Income   1.29%
Per Capita Income   1.41%
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 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 84 95th
Population Density1 # 608 65th
Diversity Index2 # 510 71st
Median Household Income # 560 68th
Per Capita Income # 1002 43rd

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