Lancaster, NY
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Lancaster is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,258 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Lancaster is the 182nd largest community in New York.

Unlike some villages, 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 village 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 (19.40%), sales jobs (9.32%), and teaching (8.54%).

The education level of Lancaster citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.06% of adults in Lancaster have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lancaster in 2010 was $26,886, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,544 for a family of four. However, Lancaster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lancaster include Polish, Italian, Irish, and English.

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