Lancaster, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lancaster, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster had a population of 38,324 as of July 1, 2015.

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.

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, 2015.

City of Lancaster, TX Boundary Map

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Lancaster, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 38,324
Population in Households 37,893
Population in Familes 32,655
Population in Group Qrtrs 431
Population Density1 1,266
Diversity Index2 63
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 13,104
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 9,666
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,102 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,379 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,725 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 998 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $155,300
Average Home Value $167,678
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,735
Average Household Income $60,945
Per Capita Income $21,043
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.01% 1.31%
Households 0.87% 1.25%
Families 0.84% 1.24%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.22%
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.

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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, 2015 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 # 564 68th
Diversity Index2 # 499 72nd
Median Household Income # 648 63rd
Per Capita Income # 958 45th

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