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Lancaster, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster had a population of 40,679 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Lancaster, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 40,679
Daytime Population: Workers 13,354
Daytime Population: Residents 21,989
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,343
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 40,248
Population in Familes 34,796
Population in Group Qrtrs 431
Population Density2 1,224
Diversity Index3 63


Median Household Income $53,830
Average Household Income $63,781
Per Capita Income $22,071


Total Housing Units 14,803 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,781 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,033 (34.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 989 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $132,752
Average Home Value $145,049


Total Households 13,814
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 10,234
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.49% 1.64%
Households 1.3% 1.5%
Families 1.33% 1.51%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 2017 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 # 81 95th
Population Density # 592 66th
Diversity Index # 514 71st
Median Household Income # 576 67th
Per Capita Income # 1021 42nd

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