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 (19.05%), sales jobs (8.13%), and teaching (6.81%).
One downside of living in Lancaster, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.58 minutes every day commuting to work.
The percentage of adults in Lancaster who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.41% of the adults in Lancaster have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lancaster in 2010 was $20,222, 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 $80,888 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 20.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lancaster include English, German, African, and French .
The most common language spoken in Lancaster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.