Lancaster Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Lancaster Population & Age Distribution

 
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Total Population
59,265

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.8%
5 - 17:
17.2%
18 - 24:
12.8%
25 - 34:
18.4%
35 - 54:
24.4%
55 - 64:
10.0%
Over 65 Years:
10.4%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
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Attending College
7.3%
7.3%
High School Graduates
78.2%
78.2%
College Graduated
22.7%
22.7%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 
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Per capita Income

Lancaster
$21,571
$21,571
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

Lancaster
$42,632
$42,632
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
24.8%

Employment Industries in Lancaster

 
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Manufacturing
18.2%
18.2%
Healthcare
14.5%
14.5%
Retail
13.2%
13.2%
Accommodation
9.3%
9.3%
Education
8.4%
8.4%
Other
5.2%
5.2%
Administration
4.5%
4.5%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
4.5%
4.5%
Construction
4.0%
4.0%
Transportation
3.6%
3.6%
Wholesale
3.4%
3.4%
Public Service
2.5%
2.5%
Arts
2.5%
2.5%
Finance
2.4%
2.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
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White
40.3%
40.3%
Black Or African American
14.4%
14.4%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.0%
0.0%
Asian
3.6%
3.6%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.1%
3.1%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
38.5%
38.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 
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Ancestry (Top 20)

German
16.3%
16.3%
Irish
7.1%
7.1%
Italian
3.8%
3.8%
English
3.4%
3.4%
Polish
1.9%
1.9%
Swiss
1.2%
1.2%
Scottish
1.0%
1.0%
Ethiopian
1.0%
1.0%
African
0.9%
0.9%
Welsh
0.9%
0.9%
French
0.8%
0.8%
Dutch
0.8%
0.8%
European
0.7%
0.7%
British
0.7%
0.7%
Haitian
0.6%
0.6%
Scots-Irish
0.5%
0.5%
Jamaican
0.5%
0.5%
Pennsylvania German
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.4%
0.4%
Hungarian
0.4%
0.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
64.6%
64.6%
Spanish
29.0%
29.0%
African languages
1.3%
1.3%
Vietnamese
0.9%
0.9%
French
0.9%
0.9%
French Creole
0.6%
0.6%
German/Yiddish
0.5%
0.5%
Chinese
0.3%
0.3%
Langs. of India
0.3%
0.3%
Other Asian languages
0.3%
0.3%
Native American languages
0.1%
0.1%
Arabic
0.1%
0.1%
Mon-Khmer (Cambodian)
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Serbo-Croatian
0.1%
0.1%
Russian
0.1%
0.1%
Italian
0.1%
0.1%
Korean
0.0%
0.0%
Thai
0.0%
0.0%
Greek
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Lancaster Residents:
11.6%