Lancaster, CA
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Lancaster is a relatively large city located in the state of California. With a population of 161,103 people and 38 constituent neighborhoods, Lancaster is the 30th largest community in California.

Lancaster is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lancaster is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lancaster who work in office and administrative support (13.43%), sales jobs (11.22%), and management occupations (8.35%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Lancaster rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.06% of adults 25 and older in Lancaster have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Lancaster in 2010 was $18,898, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,592 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 38.16% 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 English, Irish, Italian, and French .

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