Lancaster is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 39,228 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 transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lancaster who work in office and administrative support (20.06%), sales jobs (8.77%), and teaching (6.94%).
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 32.78 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The percentage of adults in Lancaster who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.48% of the adults in Lancaster have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lancaster in 2018 was $24,137, 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 $96,548 for a family of four. However, Lancaster contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lancaster is a very 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 18.31% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lancaster include German, African, Irish, English, and European.
The most common language spoken in Lancaster is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.