Lancaster, NY

Lancaster profile

Living in Lancaster

Lancaster is a somewhat small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 10,109 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Lancaster is the 182nd largest community in New York.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lancaster is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lancaster is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lancaster who work in office and administrative support (17.16%), sales jobs (11.30%), and food service (8.40%).

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.

In terms of college education, Lancaster is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.15% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lancaster in 2018 was $32,858, 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 $131,432 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lancaster include German, Polish, Italian, Irish, and English.

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