Lancaster, TX
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Lancaster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 38,801 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lancaster is the 83rd largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities 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 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 (19.61%), sales jobs (8.34%), and management occupations (6.98%).

One downside of living in Lancaster is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lancaster, the average commute to work is 33.95 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Lancaster is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.40% of adults 25 and older in Lancaster have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lancaster in 2010 was $20,613, which is middle income relative to Texas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,452 for a family of four. However, Lancaster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lancaster is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Lancaster also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lancaster include German, English, African, and French .

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