Lancaster is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 170,150 people and 47 constituent neighborhoods, Lancaster is the 30th largest community in California.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.53% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
The percentage of adults in Lancaster who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.07% of the adults in Lancaster have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lancaster in 2018 was $24,812, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,248 for a family of four. However, Lancaster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lancaster is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lancaster home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Lancaster, accounting for 44.85% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Lancaster residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lancaster include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Lancaster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.