Lancaster is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,111 people and just one neighborhood, Lancaster is the 198th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Lancaster was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Lancaster are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Lancaster is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lancaster is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lancaster who work in sales jobs (18.17%), office and administrative support (12.74%) and management occupations (12.41%).
Also of interest is that Lancaster has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Lancaster is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lancaster a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lancaster has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lancaster’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.