Lancaster, TX

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Living in Lancaster

Lancaster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 39,228 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lancaster is the 83rd largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities, Lancaster isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lancaster are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lancaster is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lancaster who work in office and administrative support (20.06%), sales jobs (8.77%), and teaching (6.94%).

One downside of living in Lancaster, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.78 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Lancaster citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.48% of adults 25 and older in Lancaster have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lancaster in 2018 was $24,137, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,548 for a family of four. However, Lancaster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lancaster is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lancaster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lancaster residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Lancaster also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lancaster include German, African, Irish, English, and European.

The most common language spoken in Lancaster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.