Lancaster, California Population 2022

176,892
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Lancaster is a city located in Los Angeles County California. With a 2020 population of 176,892, it is the 28th largest city in California and the 157th largest city in the United States. Lancaster is currently growing at a rate of 0.96% annually and its population has increased by 1.95% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 173,516 in 2020. Spanning over 95 miles, Lancaster has a population density of 1,876 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lancaster is $70,646 with a poverty rate of 20.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,274 per month, and the median house value is $280,300. The median age in Lancaster is 32.6 years, 31.2 years for males, and 34 years for females.

Lancaster Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lancasterwas:

  • White: 54.09%
  • Black or African American: 21.07%
  • Two or more races: 10.11%
  • Other race: 9.45%
  • Asian: 4.58%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Lancaster, California is 176,892 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 173,516.

Lancaster, California Population 2022

Population by Race

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Lancaster Population by Race

Lancaster Population Pyramid 2022

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Lancaster Median Age

33.3


Total

32


Male

34.7


Female

Lancaster Adults

There are 112,989 adults, (16,554 of whom are seniors) in Lancaster.

Lancaster Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Lancaster Sex Ratio

Female

78,529

49.80%

Male

79,168

50.20%

Lancaster Population by Age

Lancaster Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lancaster Household Types

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lancaster Households and Families

3.69

Average Family Size

3.15

Average Household Size

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Lancaster Households by Type

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Lancaster Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lancaster Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.32%.

Lancaster Educational Attainment by Race

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$42,703

Average Earnings

$46,365

Average Male

$37,712

Average Female

Lancaster Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lancaster Language by Age

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Lancaster Language

71.87% of Lancaster residents speak only English, while 28.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.57% of the population.

Lancaster Language

Lancaster Poverty by Race

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20.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.55%

Male Poverty Rate

21.70%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lancaster

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Native, with 35.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lancaster is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.33%.

Lancaster Poverty

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Lancaster Poverty Rate by Education

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Lancaster Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lancaster Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Lancaster Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Lancaster Married by Age and Sex

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Lancaster Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Lancaster Marital Status by Race

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Lancaster Marital Status

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7,518

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Lancaster Veterans by War

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Lancaster Veterans by Age

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Lancaster Veterans by Race

Lancaster Veterans by Education

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11.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.53%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lancaster Veterans by Education

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53%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Lancaster Employment by Age

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Lancaster Employment by Race

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Lancaster Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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75.16%

Born in Lancaster

88.93%

Native Born

11.07%

Foreign Born

4.58%

Non Citizen

6.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.93% of Lancaster residents were born in the United States, with 75.16% having been born in California. 4.58% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lancaster Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Lancaster Population by Year