Lancaster is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 3,391 people and just one neighborhood, Lancaster is the 162nd largest community in Virginia.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, 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 town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lancaster who work in office and administrative support (14.54%), healthcare suport services (13.90%) and maintenance occupations (9.27%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.67% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
The overall crime rate in Lancaster is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Lancaster has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lancaster a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.