Lancaster, OH
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Lancaster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 39,766 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Lancaster is the 30th largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities, 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 city 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 (17.00%), sales jobs (10.67%), and food service (9.86%).

The percentage of adults in Lancaster with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.32% of adults in Lancaster have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lancaster in 2010 was $21,528, which is middle income relative to Ohio, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,112 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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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