Lancaster, OH Profile: Facts & Data

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Lancaster, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Lancaster had a population of 41,349 as of July 1, 2018. Lancaster ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lancaster is located at latitude 39.7247 and longitude -82.6053 in Fairfield County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lancaster (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Fairfield County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 886 feet.

The City of Lancaster (GNIS ID: 1086078) 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.

The City of Lancaster is located within Township of Lancaster City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fairfield County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lancaster: New Lancaster.

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Lancaster, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 41,349
Population in Households 40,552
Population in Familes 31,110
Population in Group Qrtrs 797
Population Density2 2,194
Diversity Index3 15
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,394
Average Household Income $55,246
Per Capita Income $23,315

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 18,612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 10,029 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,996 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,587 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $124,742
Average Home Value $142,365
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 17,025
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 10,353
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.78% 0.85%
Households 0.72% 0.85%
Families 0.51% 0.66%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

Lancaster, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lancaster to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 28 98th
Population Density # 209 83rd
Diversity Index # 461 62nd
Median Household Income # 974 20th
Per Capita Income # 820 33rd

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